The doomed Seven Star Hotel

When I read about Hotelier Lalit Suri’s demise in London last week, I kept thinking about his connection to Chennai, but couldn’t figure out exactly what it was. Suddenly it hit me today. Lalit Suri was the person who had bought out the unfinished Magunta Oberoi Hotel next to Anna Arivalayam in Mount Road.

We had covered this buy out in Chennai Metblogs earlier this year. This property was supposed to be Chennai’s first Seven Star hotel, but was abandoned after the original promoters M/s Balaji Group of companies faced financial difficulties. It was rotting away for almost a decade before Lalit Suri’s entry. With his passing away, it has to be seen whether the group will go ahead with his plans.

2 Comments so far

  1. SLN (unregistered) on October 16th, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

    It was my first thought too (I remembered the connection) on hearing the news. Waiting to see what happens to the hotel. Afraid it maybe considered as bringing bad luck and left to rot like the Safire theater property


  2. hehe (unregistered) on October 18th, 2006 @ 10:24 pm

    cant u write something useful??


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