The Lalit Hotel is coming up with a Lounge/Bar soon at the space, which earlier housed Annabeles. Spearheading the project is Keshav Suri, the son of late Lalit Suri who is the Executive Director of The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group. Keshav studied International Management from London hence wants to set up a Bar/Lounge that is totally ‘international’.
I chanced upon a communique between Keshav Suri and his colleague where Keshav jotted down his concept for the new lounge. Some ideas were interesting, some totally weird and one idea was amusingly absurd; the idea of a ‘Toilet Lounge’. Yes you read it right. Keshav explained the concept in his note and the idea of a ‘Toilet Lounge’ is to allow the patrons to take a dump or pee in an uber luxurious ambiance where they can comfortably sip on their drink while attending to “Nature’s Call”. Keshav even goes to the extent of having a ice bucket placed in the toilet so that one can chill the champagne while peeing or pooing.Wah! Isn’t it an out-of-the world-concept?
But then you party capers know very well that the beeline for the loo is more for ‘powdering the nose’ (pun intended) than to answer nature’s call. Just run your hand over the granite ledge inside the loo or the commode cover and you’ll find some whitish stuff rubbing on to your hand. It’s the same story in each and every nightclub, bar and lounge of Delhi. Cokeheads spend the entire night queing up to the loo.
Keshav Suri’s new watering hole with the luxurious ‘Toilet Lounge’ will sure draw the city’s coke-heads in droves. Who would mind snorting lines in the privacy of a loo that is plush and is nice enough to chill the bubbly and sip it between doing lines than squatting in a crampy, stinky loo to snort lines drawn on a dirty toilet seat with pubic hair strewn around???
Hey the ‘Toilet Lounge‘ may just be the perfect marketing gimmick for Keshav’s new joint to lure in the crowd.
You would definitely agree with me that colas got a surge in demand the day some smart mixologist discovered that it goes great with Rum. Similarly the energy drink Redbull must be thanking Vodka for their sale impetus. You got to any club or pub, you will find tipplers screaming at the bartender, “2 Vodka-Redbulls please”. In fact Redbull has become a generic term for Energy Drinks, just like Walkman was for portable music systems.Coke, not the cola but the crystalline white stuff is fueling champagne sales and nobody is happier than the owners of the brands Moet & Chandon and Dom Perignon. If you aren’t aware, let me broaden your horizons. Coke-heads love to drink expensive bubblies after snorting a few lines. And coke-heads are usually loaded (or how else could they savour an addiction that cost 4k for a g) and wouldn’t drink anything less than a Moet. I have been told that the bubbly after few lines, heighten the experience. So next time you are partying out and you see a lot of bubblies being popped, be assured coke-heads are in the house.Seriously, Moet and Dom should thank Coke because I think the maximum champagne in this city is guzzled at nightclubs by the cokeheads. The french Luxury Conglomerate should spend some megabucks in form of charity in poverty stricken Colombia, the land of Coke. Don’t you think so???
Li’l Birdie chirped that on Sunday night (4th April 2010) post the Delhi Daredevils & Deccan Challengers match at Delhi where Daredevils thrashed Challengers, the ‘real’ after party was at the Presidential Suite (#1724) of the ITC Maurya. If you wondering why, it’s because Michel Adam, the owner of Fashion TV was holed in there with loads of ‘goodies’.
Wondering what is the F TV boss doing at IPL? Well Michel Adam & IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi are partners and Modi’s Modi Entertainment Network (MEN) holds the license for all FTV ventures in India – FTV, F Bar, F Salon et al.
When it comes to partying, Adam is a hardcore party animal. He travels with a bevy of blondes and that sure is an attraction. So it was at Michel Adam’s suite where all the action was -accessible only to the elite few – Michel Adam and his glamorous entourage, Lalit Modi, Vijay Malaya, his lucky mascot – Katrina, Sid Malaya, Anusha Dandekar, a media tycoon and hordes of blondes. Champagnes popped and cherries popped too, among other ‘stuff’.