Apart from receiving a warm majestic welcome at Israel's Ben Gurion Airport from his counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also been kept at the most secured suite at the iconic Kind David Hotel in Jerusalem. The King David Hotel was partly damaged in a bombing in 1946 during a terrorist attack led by the Zionist paramilitary group Irgun. A total of 91 people were killed and 45 injured during the attack.
The security of Modi, who has become the first India prime minister to visit Israel, has obviously been a concern, but the suite, where he will be staying during his three-day visit, is the safest suite in Israel, and probably in the world.
"His suite is secured against bomb attacks, chemical attacks, everything," Sheldon Ritz, director of operations in King David Hotel told the Times of India. "If the entire hotel is bombed, PM's suite will be untouched, will come down in a pod," Ritz who has been made in charge of Modi's visit said.
But safety is not the only thing that would make Modi's stay at the luxury suite memorable. According to the report, Modi is also been treated with Gujarati food and vegan cookies.
According to the report, over 110 rooms in the hotel were cleared to house Modi and his delegation. The hotel, which is often used to house foreign dignitaries, is owned by Dan Hotels. A VOA News report quoted the Jerusalem Post saying that Donald Trump also stayed in the same luxury suite during his visit to Israel a few weeks ago.
Published Date: Jul 05, 2017 03:22 pm | Updated Date: Jul 05, 2017 03:22 pm