The G20 Summit, which brings together leaders from the world’s largest economies, is a crucial platform for discussions on global economic challenges, trade and cooperation. Among the high-profile guests who graced the city, the French President Mr. Emmanuel Macron and Mr. Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Finance, Economy, Industrial and Digital Sovereignty at France, selected The Claridges New Delhi as their preferred accommodation.
This prestigious choice reflects the hotel’s reputation for luxury and its exceptional services, making it the preferred choice for distinguished guests from around the world.
The Claridges New Delhi, part of the renowned Claridges Collection, has a long-standing tradition of hosting prominent figures from the political, business, and entertainment worlds. The decision by President Mr. Macron and Finance Minister Mr. Le Maire to stay at The Claridges New Delhi underscores the hotel’s commitment to providing an unmatched experience for its guests.
The Hotel offers a blend of modern sophistication and classic elegance, creating an ambiance that caters to the discerning tastes of international leaders. Its impeccable service, world-class amenities, and attention to detail have made it an iconic destination for those seeking the highest standards of hospitality.
Heading the security at the hotel, Major Deepak Mahar, Associate Vice President
Loss and Prevention, expressed his thoughts on security measures for the esteemed guests: “Security is paramount for us, especially when hosting high-profile dignitaries. We have taken extensive measures to ensure the utmost safety and comfort of all our guests, aligning our efforts with the grandeur of the G20 Summit.”
Embracing the significance of 2023 as the ‘International Year of Millets,’ chefs in the heart of the nation’s capital have dedicated themselves to transforming millet grains like ragi, jowar, and bajra into gourmet delights.
Executive Chef Ankur Gulati of The Claridges New Delhi shared, “We have enthusiastically integrated millets into our diverse menus. From European classics like risotto and pasta to Mexican favourites such as enchiladas, millets will play a starring role.”
Within the realm of Indian cuisine, expect to relish dishes like poha, khichdi, ragi dosa, and puris, among an array of other choices. Acknowledging the global shift toward vegetarianism and veganism, Gulati and his team have thoughtfully curated ‘thalis’ or platters to cater to these dietary preferences.
While The Claridges New Delhi buffet offered a wide spectrum of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, the establishment was set to unveil four special ‘thalis’ for their esteemed guests, including the Dev Bhoomi Thali, Marwadi Thali, Jain Thali, and Gujarati Thali. These culinary journeys featured culinary treasures such as pahadi chainsoo from Uttarakhand, gutta curry from Rajasthan, dahi kebab, khandvi, and much more, as per Chef Gulati.
The Claridges has curated four special thalis for G20 guests
Gulati added, “The Claridges New Delhi is renowned for its culinary prowess, and we are committed to showcasing our culinary excellence to our esteemed guests. A dedicated team of approximately 100 chefs was diligently toiled for over a month to perfect these menus.”
To elevate the dining experience, The Claridges New Delhi sourced the finest ingredients from around the world, including artisanal bread, premium cheeses, gourmet butter, Italian cold cuts, caviar, seafood, and champagne. This exceptional effort signifies the hotel’s commitment to delivering an unforgettable dining experience for their distinguished guests, especially since it marks their first time hosting a head of state.
Beyond the realm of savoury delights, Chef Gulati and his team unveiled a stunning edible chocolate installation, inspired by India Gate, and a delightful tribute to the iconic Arc de Triomphe in Paris. These culinary creations promised to be both visually and gastronomically captivating, offering a feast for the senses
The management and staff at the hotel were dedicated to ensure utmost comfort and security for all guests, including visiting dignitaries. With their commitment to excellence in hospitality, The Claridges New Delhi aimed to provide a memorable experience that aligned with the grandeur of the G20 Summit.