Taj Hotels hosted a star-studded book party at New York City’s Pierre Hotel on Monday, Oct. 17, for “The Taj At Apollo Bunder,” a book that details the 108-year history of Mumbai flagship, The Taj Mahal Palace. Celebrity guests included Michael Douglas, Adrien Brody, Tory Burch, Salman Rushdie, Paul Theroux, Fareed Zakaria, Suhel Seth and Anand Giridharadas. Each of these special guests took part in reading an expert from the book during the ceremony.
Upon entering the rotunda, guests were blown away by the elaborate decorations provided by Atlas Floral and help from Sonal J Shah Event Consultants. Escort cards fell from the branches of a 10ft tree placed in the middle of the room, which was adorned in all types of red, orange, and pink flowers. The sweet smell that filled the air was a precursor of the night to come. As guests made their way up the grand staircase that was lined with orange and red candles, they were greeted by photographers from Patrick McMullan* The cocktail area and reception room were equally as extravagant as the rotunda. From the Ganesh that was garnished in purple, orange, and pink flowers to the purple and gold tones that filled the reception room, the night was striking. To top it off, guests were invited to continue the magical evening with a dance party in the rotunda.
The event was extremely exquisite and as one guest put it, “one for the books.”