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Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes to stay in Crown's most expensive suite

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The Herald Sun - Australia
6/13/09

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Hollywood's most famous Scientologists, Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes, will live like royalty when they take up residence at Crown's most expensive hotel suite this month.

TomKat will be guests of owner and fellow Scientologist James Packer when Holmes comes to town to film the big budget thriller, "Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark."

The couple will stay in the newly refurbished palatial top floor of Crown Towers.

The suite, which normally costs $27,500 a night and takes up the entire 39th floor, is being refurbished as part of the $50 million refit of Crown Towers.

As guests, Cruise and Holmes will have panoramic views of the city, a butler and nanny service on call 24 hours a day.

The suite features a private lift, four bedrooms, spacious marble-lined bathrooms, dining areas, huge walk-in robes, studies, lounges, kitchens and powder rooms.

The main bedroom is said to be bigger than an average suburban house.

The refurbishment is expected to be completed in time for the couple's arrival.

It is unclear if TomKat will be charged by their good friend and casino-owner, Mr Packer. Cruise and Holmes will join an elite group to have stayed in the suite.

Ranked among the most extravagant and expensive hotel suites in the world, Room 3918 has been used by some of the world's biggest gamblers.

Not even former US president Bill Clinton was able to dislodge high roller George Lu from Room 3918 back in 2001.

Mr Clinton was later heard to remark: "I must meet this man, George Lu."

Crown casino declined to return the Herald Sun's calls, requesting questions by email, which also went unanswered.

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