The football legend Diego Maradona once stayed at this Blue Nile Hotel
27 Nov 2020
On October 23, 2012, the football legend Diego Maradona arrived and stayed at suite room number 309 at the Blue Nile Hotel in the city of Kannur, India.
V Raveendran, hotel Managing Director, also a huge Maradona fan, recounts how thousands of people gathered, clapping and cheering around his hotel just to catch a glimpse of their icon.
Maradona stayed at the hotel for two days. Since then, room 309 was renamed the Maradona Suite and served as a small museum in memory of Maradona's visit. The amenities used by Maradona: plates, spoons, bed linen, bathroom accessories and even cigar butts in the ashtray are stored in a glass frame. The room was also decorated with rare photos of Maradona and newspaper clippings about him.
Many guests staying from India and abroad request this special suite. They believe it is a special and unforgettable experience to be able to stay in a room used by a football legend. Guests wishing to stay at the Maradona Suite must be a big Maradona fan and promise to keep the room in the best possible condition.