MICE with Mum­bai

The fi­nan­cial cap­i­tal of In­dia has a plethora of of­fer­ings in the MICE seg­ment be­ing ex­hib­ited by its renowned ho­tels. Top hote­liers give in­sights

Micetalk - - Contents - Kan­chan Nath Ni­cholas Dum­bell GM- Re­nais­sance Mum­bai Con­ven­tion Cen­tre Ho­tel & Lake­side Chalet- Mar­riott Ex­ec­u­tive Apart­ments


With 230,000 sq. ft. of in­door and out­door con­ven­tion spa­ces of­fer­ing mag­nif­i­cent views of the Powai Lake and the city sky­line, Re­nais­sance Mum­bai Con­ven­tion Cen­tre Ho­tel is the ideal lo­ca­tion to host var­i­ous events.

The Con­ven­tion Cen­tre is com­ple­mented with state-of-the art con­fer­ence fa­cil­i­ties along with a to­tal of 17 meet­ing rooms and out­door venues ac­co­mo­dat­ing a ca­pac­ity of 250-1200 guests and at­ten­dees.

‘The Re­nais­sance Ter­race’ and ‘Re­nais­sance Gar­dens’ are two al­fresco set­tings which can be cre­ated into vi­brant and colour­ful out­door venues per­fect for spe­cial func­tions and theme events over­look­ing the serene Powai Lake. The Re­nais­sance Ter­race can ac­com­mo­date up to 500 guests and Re­nais­sance Gar­dens can ac­com­mo­date up to 1200 guests. Re­nais­sance also of­fers per­son­alised wed­ding plan­ning ser­vices. The prop­erty houses one of the largest Grand Ball­room in the city to host var­i­ous events.


For wed­dings, Re­nais­sance of­fers ‘food tast­ings’ ser­vices for clients to al­low them to ex­pe­ri­ence the food be­fore­hand and cus­tomise it ac­cord­ing to their re­quire­ments. With re­gards to sit down ser­vices, the prop­erty has suc­cess­fully hosted sit down meals for 450 pax us­ing cus­tomised chef menus con­sist­ing pre­dom­i­nantly of In­dian Thalis or a 3-4 course menu in the case of Con­ti­nen­tal Cui­sine. The prop­erty also spe­cialises in or­gan­is­ing San­jan

Ghot (In­dian Wed­ding Sit Down func­tions) wherein the pa­trons are served from ka­man­dals (pots) from buf­fet to plat­ter.


The in-house event plan­ning team at Re­nais­sance as­so­ci­ates with some of the best events and dé­cor agen­cies for in­door and out­door. Some of the ven­dors are Na­tional Dec­o­ra­tors.

Con­ven­tion Cen­tre has a to­tal of 17 meet­ing rooms and out­door venues


We have a Grand Ball­room of 11,742 sqft which can ac­com­mo­date 800 peo­ple in theater style, 250 peo­ple in Class­room and Clus­ter style and 1,200 peo­ple for a re­cep­tion. The Grand Ball­room can be di­vided into five small Ball­rooms:

Ball­room 1 (2,344 square feet) , Ball­room 2 ( 2444 square feet ) and Ball­room 3( 2,352 Square Feet) can ac­com­mo­date 130 peo­ple in Theatre style, 60 peo­ple in Class­room and Clus­ter style, 40 peo­ple in U Shape and Board­room style and 150 peo­ple for a re­cep­tion. Ball­room 4 of 2,011 sqft can ac­com­mo­date 50 peo­ple in Theatre style 40 peo­ple in Class­room style, 30 peo­ple in U shape style and Board­room style, 40 peo­ple in Clus­ter style and 80 peo­ple for a re­cep­tion. Ball­room 5 of 1,633 square feet can ac­com­mo­date 40 peo­ple in Theatre style 30 peo­ple in Class­room style and clus­ter, 20 peo­ple in U shape style, 25 peo­ple in Board­room style and 60 peo­ple for a re­cep­tion.

We also have a sep­a­rate ban­quet­ing venue, O59 on the lower lobby level which is 3,120 square feet and can ac­com­mo­date 80 peo­ple in theatre style, 30 in class­room style, 25 in U shape and board room, 50 in clus­ter style and 150 peo­ple of a re­cep­tion. We also of­fer a var­ied choice of wellap­pointed smaller meet­ing rooms for sem­i­nars, break­out rooms and board meet­ings lo­cated at the first floor and the eighth floor. Our meet­ing rooms Diya, Nidhi and Maya of 630 sqft can ac­com­mo­date 12 peo­ple in a Board­room style whereas our meet­ing rooms, Ka­mal and Nithya of 920 square feet can ac­com­mo­date 16 peo­ple in a Board­room style.


We have In­dia (pan In­dian), Chi­nese, French/ Ital­ian spe­cialty restau­rants in the ho­tel. Apart from the cuisines that we serve here we are also adept at Ja­panese, Thai, Burmese, Mum­bai Street Food, BBQ and Mediter­ranean. Th­ese are our core com­pe­ten­cies. We also, have a full-fledged patis­serie to cater to our bak­ery re­quire­ment. Our Hal­wai sec­tion is fa­mous for In­dian sweets and au­then­tic Gu­jarati del­i­ca­cies. Con­fer­ences, meet­ings and events are al­ways cus­tomised to suit your spe­cific re­quire­ment. In­no­va­tive food pre­sen­ta­tions and cuisines from around the globe are well crafted and of­fered by our ex­pe­ri­enced culi­nary masters.


For so­cial events we work with two ven­dors – Vi­vaah and Bom­bay Dec­o­ra­tors. They are em­pan­elled with us on a yearly con­tract for their qual­ity of work. For au­dio vis­ual equip­ment, we rec­om­mend Mag­nav­i­sion's Mr. Lulla, who is pretty much a pioneer in the in­dus­try. Bar­men – Cock­tails and Dreams. Gensets – MK en­ter­prise. We also have three man­power ven­dors. The above are our pre­ferred ven­dors; how­ever the trend is that the guest nor­mally gets their own ven­dors like Show­biz/Wizcraft and many known play­ers in the mar­ket for their func­tions also. They then work within the guide­lines and the frame­work men­tioned by us.

We also have a sep­a­rate ban­quet­ing venue, O59, which can ac­com­mo­date 80 peo­ple


Ma­ha­rash­tra boasts of the eco­nomic cap­i­tal of the coun­try that is brim­ming with busi­ness op­por­tu­ni­ties thereby of­fer­ing a seam­less tran­si­tion into the MICE seg­ment. The meet­ing land­scape has ob­served an in­crease in size of con­fer­ences/meet­ings. The com­pany’s de­sire is to re­place tra­di­tional meet­ing with ex­pe­ri­en­tial mo­ments dur­ing the meet­ing.

Venues that al­low busi­nesses to use the space cre­atively and are flex­i­ble when it comes to var­i­ous team-build­ing ex­er­cises are do­ing ex­ces­sively well. Menus and tea rit­u­als have be­come an im­por­tant as­pect. Guests are look­ing for in­no­va­tive ways to in­dulge in meal and tea/ cof­fee breaks. There has been wide­spread use of tech­nol­ogy dur­ing the events, cater­ing to the evolv­ing trends, The Taj Ma­hal Palace, Mum­bai has 11 ban­quet rooms, de­signed keep­ing in mind the re­quire­ments of guests also fea­tur­ing lat­est state-of-art fa­cil­i­ties paired with the ex­per­tise of our ser­vice team.

The Taj Ma­hal Palace, Mum­bai of­fers 11 ban­quet rooms, taste­fully re­fur­bished to in­clude the lat­est in busi­ness and state-of-art fa­cil­i­ties, yet re­tain­ing the ele­gance and old-world charm

Crys­tal Room - Crys­tal chan­de­liers, mir­rored ceil­ings and baroque wood­work set the tone for an evening of glit­ter and sparkle - the ideal venue for any af­faire ex­traor­di­naire, be it a cor­po­rate meet, high-pro­file prod­uct launch or lav­ish cock­tail re­cep­tion

The Ball­room - It has long been the venue of some of Mum­bai’s most his­toric meets and so­cial events, it has trans­formed into an ef­fi­cient meet­ing room where tech­nol­ogy is placed at your dis­posal, just a but­ton away. But it just as eas­ily trans­forms into a so­cial set­ting, with grace­ful arches, scal­loped pil­lars and crys­tal chan­de­liers giv­ing it an air of royal ele­gance.

Ren­dezvous - Set high above the city, this rooftop venue is apt for heady cel­e­bra­tion, en­joy­ing a 360 de­gree view of the city: the Ara­bian Sea to one side, and the city of Bom­bay to the other, with plenty of nat­u­ral light com­ing in from all sides, this room is the per­fect choice for a busi­ness set­ting. Come evening, the venue is mag­i­cally trans­formed into a glam­orous set­ting for a so­cial get-to­gether.

Gate­way Room, Princes Room, Golden Room, Ruby Room, Emer­ald and Jade Rooms and lastly Sap­phire Room of­fer guests ideal lo­ca­tions to host busi­ness meet­ings.

The Ball­room has been the venue of some of Mum­bai’s most his­toric meets and so­cial events


Ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tres like Bom­bay Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, MMRDA Grounds, Nehru Cen­tre, NCPA, World Trade Cen­tre are ideally suited for large trade fairs, con­fer­ences and cul­tural ex­trav­a­gan­zas. As per the Cush­man & Wake­field‘s Ho­tel 2015 re­port, the av­er­age con­tri­bu­tion of MICE seg­ment in Mum­bai has been steadily grow­ing from a 20-25 per cent in the mar­ket and the de­mand for MICE busi­ness in Mum­bai is ex­pected to grow steadily with the Reliance Con­ven­tion Cen­tre set to be de­vel­oped at Ban­dra-Kurla Com­plex by 2017.


At Hy­att Re­gency Mum­bai, over 1,000 sqmt space is ded­i­cated to ban­quet and con­fer­ence spa­ces with a 620 sqmt taste­fully de­signed, pil­lar-less, Re­gency Ball­room that is ideal for con­fer­ences as well as wed­dings. With seven multi-com­pat­i­ble venues that can be fur­ther di­vided to be used as break-away rooms, the ho­tel of­fers a di­verse ex­pe­ri­ence. Our venues can take from a meet­ing for 10 peo­ple up to a con­fer­ence for 550 peo­ple or a 1,000 peo­ple wed­ding.

The av­er­age con­tri­bu­tion of MICE seg­ment in Mum­bai has been steadily grow­ing


We have a team of tal­ented chefs who spe­cialise in In­dian, con­ti­nen­tal and western cuisines. Con­sid­er­ing a ris­ing num­ber of veg­e­tar­i­ans fre­quent­ing 5-star ho­tels, we have chefs who spe­cialise in Jain cook­ing. A sit down din­ner re­quires metic­u­lous plan­ning and is much like or­gan­is­ing an orches­tra; the key to suc­cess here is tim­ing and seam­less­ness. Right from plan­ning the ta­ble lay­outs and num­ber of guests per ta­ble to help­ing the guests choose a cui­sine that com­pli­ments their event and is en­joyed by their guests to rec­om­mend­ing a se­lec­tion of bev­er­ages that pair well with the meal. If it is In­dian cui­sine, we then of­fer a tra­di­tional thali while for western cui­sine we rec­om­mend a pre-plated four/five course meal paired with wine.


We have a panel of ven­dors who we work with, who are quipped to of­fer ex­per­tise on stage back­drops, sound and light­ing and even help hire hostesses/ bar­tenders/artistes for dif­fer­ent events.

Ritesh Choud­hary Di­rec­tor F&B The Taj Ma­hal Palace, Mum­bai

Sameer Sud Gen­eral Man­ager The Leela Mum­bai

Mo­hit Kan­wal Di­rec­tor of Sales & Mar­ket­ing Hy­att Re­gency Mum­bai

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