A city where MICE meets
The National Capital Region (NCR) with NCT-Delhi as its core, is home to myriad events across its MICE venues. Premier NCR hoteliers elucidate on the business chart of the region
Deputy Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels, Sandal Suites operated by Lemon Tree Hotels
The large pillar-less ballroom, Tangerine Grand is spread over 4000 sqft with a connecting pre-function area of over 1500 sqft, catering for events of up to 350 guests, the ballroom can further be separated into Tangerine Grand 1 and Tangerine Grand 2 for events of 40–220 guests. The ballroom has been built to provide the perfect venue for corporate gatherings, conferences, lifestyle events and social celebrations. The two independent board rooms – Tangerine 1
and Tangerine 2 – are suitable for meetings ranging from 6–16 guests.
The expertise of our skilled team ensures that events are executed flawlessly, with an emphasis on providing comfortable and convenient banqueting options to all the guests. Flexible seating arrangements, coupled with customised packages and themed menus, make these venues apt for any event.
The ballroom has been built for corporate gatherings, conferences
The property has been operational for only about three months, and we have
managed to pick up quite a few MICE opportunities from media houses, medical equipment companies, electrical equipment manufacturers and publishing houses. We have seen an excellent response from the market due to the strategic location of the property, which is in proximity to multiple MNCs and the India Expo Mart, as well as the skilled banquets team. MICE bookings have been steadily increasing, especially as we come closer to the season time. Also, due to the large number of events taking place in Noida and Greater Noida, like Indian Handicrafts Fair, Renewal Energy, Auto Expo and ELECRAMA, in the coming months, we
Director Business Centre, The Imperial New Delhi
One Imperial Place can hold upto 20 people. It contains a high-tech video wall for presentation and built in video conferencing. The business centre also has high-tech 12 seater, 8 seater and 2–4 seaters with a removable wall.
The Meeting Room I is 630 sqft with natural lighting overlooking reflective pool, Meeting Room II is 244 sq.ft, Meeting Room III is 446 sq.ft., Meeting Room IV is 260 sqft., while the Boardroom II is of area 183 sqft, the Boardroom III is 243 sqft. All meeting rooms, boardrooms are being offered minimum 10 per cent discount through September 30. Meeting room occupancy to date is four have seen a massive uptick in business and residential queries.
Impact of GST
Since GST has only been announced a month ago, we would need to wait and watch to keep a track on how much of an effect GST has had on MICE revenue. In the current scenario, it has impacted the MICE industry on account of an anomaly in the GST policy - that MICE activities held in hotels outside of home state would not be eligible for Input Tax Credit. We have not yet seen a huge drop in bookings as a lot of the corporates have offices in Noida, and have applied for local GST numbers.
NCR is already one of the preferred locations in India for MICE activities. Few challenges which NCR faces are:
Proper infrastructure like local G transportation, lodging facilities, lack of world class convention and amusement facilities
Till last month, high and complicated G taxation was a deterrent. With GST, the complication of calculating taxes has been eliminated, but the input tax credit issue highlighted earlier may be a hurdle Lack of trained manpower G
Aerocity hotels attract transit business, because of the airport, Noida and Greater Noida has India Exposition Mart, Gurugram houses some of the biggest MNCs, Ghaziabad and Faridabad is again a mix of manufacturing companies, social segment and MICE. Visiting Delhi means multitude options for individual requirements. per cent increase over 2016. Travel distance and travel time are the biggest challenge to bring people all over NCR to Imperial Business centre.
MICE in the centre of NCR
The Imperial business centre location is ideal for guests to stay at the hotel, eat at the five star restaurants and have a first class meeting without battling hectic traffic of Delhi / NCR. It is also an ideal space for international companies to have an office space.
Meeting room occupancy to date is four per cent increase over 2016