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Hyderabad, 29th November 2017:  Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad was the chosen venue for the Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host Ivanka Trump for the inaugural dinner of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017.

Built in 1894 Falaknuma literally means ‘mirror of the sky’ and is reflected in the construction of the Palace that embodies the spectacular moods of the sky. Perched 2000 feet above the city of Hyderabad, this magnificent edifice took 10 years and 4 million rupees to complete. Replete with billiards rooms, smoking rooms, pools, ballrooms, croquet lawns, private gardens, turret rooms, stables, terraces with views of the city, a private petrol pump and royal garages filled with a fleet of vintage cars serve to be just some of the known pleasures and comforts of this sumptuous royal abode.

Adding to its grandeur is the world’s largest dining table which seats 101 guests; the quintessential venue for royals, heads of state and world leaders. The ceiling of the dining room is adorned with pictorial menu paintings and enchanting Belgian chandeliers. The exquisite acoustics of the hall enable one to hear the whispers from one corner of the room to the other. Having played host to the who’s who of a grand bygone era, the 101 Dining Room was the perfect choice for Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi to host the inaugural dinner of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2017.

On hosting the prestigious dinner, Ritesh Sharma, General Manager, Taj Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad said, “We are extremely honoured to have hosted PM Modi and Ms. Ivanka Trump at the resplendent Taj Falaknuma Palace. This is a testament to our commitment to delivering the highest standards of service, inspired by Indian traditions and executed seamlessly by our Taj Associates. Our chefs have worked tirelessly to recreate a unique dining experience to showcase the rich epicurean heritage of our country.”

About Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Established in 1903, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is one of Asia's largest and finest group of hotels, comprising 99 hotels in 61 locations across the globe, including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.  For over a century, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai, the iconic flagship has set a benchmark for fine living with exquisite refinement, inventiveness and warmth. Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris is part of the Tata Group, India’s premier business house. For more information, please visit

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