President George Bush
was left red-faced after being told he couldn't rent the hotel room he wanted - because Mick Jagger
had already taken it. Bush's aides tried to book the $6,500-a-night royal suite, at the exclusive Imperial Hotel in Vienna, for the president's summit meeting in June.
However, after making enquiries, the president's staff discovered the room had been booked by the rocker for when the Rolling Stones
play a concert in the city the same month. Aides tried had hoped the legendary singer would give it up for the president but Jagger reportedly refused.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "White House officials had wanted to reserve the suite and all the rooms on the first floor, but Mick and the Stones had already booked every one of them."
"Bush's people seemed to be under the impression that they would just hand over the suites but there was no way Mick going to do that."
The exclusive hotel - which has seen a host of American leaders including Ronald Reagan
, John Kennedy
and George Bush Senior
stay the night - has revealed Bush will no longer be staying at the Imperial, but refused to reveal his new accommodation plans for "security reasons."