French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his First Lady Stay at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi

By Taj Hotels Resorts And Palaces, PRNE
Monday, December 6, 2010

President is the First Guest at The Tata Suite in the Hotel

MUMBAI, India, December 7, 2010 - The Taj has historically played the perfect host to the
world's eminent leaders, presidents, artists, celebrities, legends and
royalty. Innumerable dignitaries have made Taj their preferred address and
home in India. The hotel recently added another impressive name to its list
of distinguished guests as the 23rd and current President of the French
Republic Nicolas Sarkozy stayed at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi. The
President and the First Lady, Carla Sarkozy-Bruni were the first guests at
the Tata Suite in the hotel.

India and France have long enjoyed a trusted and dependable
relationship. France was the first country in 2008, to sign a civilian
nuclear deal with India. Defence and related trade has been a key component
of the strategic partnership for many years. Both countries cemented this
partnership in 2008 when they targeted to achieve 12 billion Euros in
bilateral trade by 2012 from 6 billion Euros. The return of President Sarkozy
on his second official visit to India demonstrates the importance of this

The Tata Group also has a 'French' connect in its pioneering
leader, J R D Tata. Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata, a pioneer aviator and a
Bharat Ratna recipient, was born in Paris, France. As his mother was French,
J R D Tata spent most of this childhood and did his schooling in France.
French was also his first language.

The Taj has been preparing enthusiastically for the
President's visit. Taj Palace Hotel has undergone a recent refurbishment that
now creates a rejuvenated luxury experience. With the newly updated
Presidential Suite and Taj Club Rooms; and 'Durbar hall', the hotel has
unarguably become Delhi's most preferred address offering the finest
accommodation for Heads of States traveling to India.

The hotel's restaurants have proven to be the dining
destinations of choice for the fine dining connoisseurs of the capital. The
hotel houses the city's most prestigious European fine-dining restaurant -
'Orient Express', 'Blue Ginger' - the capital's only Vietnamese restaurant
and 'The Blue Bar' with its elegant alfresco setting.

Taj Palace Hotel, in the recent past has played host to
various Heads of State, from across the globe. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gen
Parvez Musharraf, Tony Blair and Cherie Blair, Nancy Peloci, Matti Vanskaa
among many, have all chosen to stay here.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and First Lady Carla
stayed at the Tata Suite, marking the launch of the country's
most luxurious residential option for visiting dignitaries and royalty. The
décor, art and furnishings of the room elegantly mesh the traditional and the
contemporary, thereby complementing and reflective of the couple's sense of
grace, fashion and style.

President Sarkozy and his French delegation will now travel to
Mumbai and will stay at the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai.

    For further information, please contact :

    Bidisha Dey

    Shweta Agrawal

    Sheila Donnelly
    Karisa Hayashi
    Babs Harrison

    Mary-Clare Gribbon

    Isabelle Revel -
    Emmanuèle Khann -
    Marie-Amélie Durouchoux -

    Shweta Agrawal

For further information, please contact : Bidisha Dey, +91-9871119571; Shweta Agrawal, +91-9810502943; US, Sheila Donnelly Sheila at , Karisa Hayashi - Karisa at ; Babs Harrison Babs at , +212-851-8425; UK, Mary-Clare Gribbon, Mcgribbon at , +44-20-7259-1100; France, Isabelle Revel - irevel.columbus at , Emmanuèle Khann - ekhann.columbus at , Marie-Amélie Durouchoux - madurouchoux.columbus at , +33(0)1-41-31-52-60 ; India, Shweta Agrawal, +91-9810502943, Shweta.agarwal at

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