PM Modi to stay at Willard InterContinental, also known as ‘Residence of Presidents’, during his US visit Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be staying at the historic Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington DC during his visit to the United States.
The hotel, which is located near the White House and the Capitol Hill, is known as the ‘Residence of Presidents’ as it has hosted several US presidents and other world leaders over the years.
The hotel was established in 1818 and has witnessed many significant events in American history. It was here that Abraham Lincoln stayed before his inauguration in 1861, where Martin Luther King Jr. wrote his famous ‘I Have a Dream’ speech in 1963, and where Ulysses S. Grant coined the term ‘lobbyist’ in 1869. The hotel also has a suite named after Mahatma Gandhi, who visited Washington DC in 1942.
PM Modi will be meeting US President Joe Biden at the White House.
PM Modi’s choice of hotel reflects his respect for the historical and cultural ties between India and the US, as well as his commitment to strengthening the strategic partnership between the two democracies. The Willard InterContinental hotel is not only a symbol of luxury and elegance, but also of heritage and legacy.