1. What’s the Fuss About?
The Tatas are very attached to the 3.78 acre property in leafy Lutyens Delhi. They made it an iconic address after securing a lease for 33 years, which commenced with the first paid occupancy on 10 October 1978. At a ‘coming out’ party the following year, the noted French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced the hotel before a global audience. The 292-room hotel was the third five-star hotel in Delhi after the Oberoi Intercontinental and The Ashoka.
Despite the Taj Mansingh’s stature, in recent visits to Delhi, eminent figures like British Prime Minister Theresa May, Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe, PM Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore; Chairman, President and CEO of JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon; German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Linkedin Global CEO Jeff Weinder – have chosen to stay at another Taj property – The Taj Palace Hotel.