MICE ‘Inn’ Kochi

Ku­nal Shanker, Gen­eral Man­ager, Hol­i­day Inn Cochin, talks about the MICE fa­cil­i­ties at the ho­tel and the unique of­fer­ings the ho­tel pro­vides at the events it hosts

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Kindly tell us about the ban­quet­ing and con­fer­enc­ing space at the ho­tel.

Hol­i­day Inn Cochin cur­rently has a to­tal con­fer­ence and ban­quet­ing space of 8655 sqft in­clud­ing a large pre-func­tion area. We have five halls that have the ca­pac­ity to host events for 50-500 guests. The Grand Ball­room is the new­est ad­di­tion to the ho­tel and can seat upto 500 guests.

What is your USP for MICE?

The USP for the ho­tel’s MICE fa­cil­i­ties would be:• Cus­tomised dé­cor and di­verse set­ups

• Flex­i­ble con­fer­ence and meet­ing spa­ces

• Break­away rooms

• Event man­age­ment ser­vices

• Culi­nary fi­nesse

• High-speed in­ter­net and Wi-Fi con­nec­tiv­ity

• State-of-the-art tech­nol­ogy

What kind of tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise can the ho­tel of­fer in its events space?

Ac­tion­able in­sights, de­sign­ing and de­liv­er­ing ex­cit­ing ex­pe­ri­ences for both MICE and wed­dings, a team of ex­perts that can han­dle events of any ca­pac­ity, and tech­ni­cal ex­per­tise from au­dio/visual to video con­fer­enc­ing are few of the many fa­cil­i­ties that we of­fer to our clients.

Tell us about the spe­cialised cuisines you of­fer at events.

We have five F&B out­lets in the ho­tel and we have an eclec­tic culi­nary menu. We serve dif­fer­ent cuisines from Ital­ian, Chi­nese, and Con­ti­nen­tal to In­dian and Ara­bic. We are also fa­mous for serv­ing au­then­tic lo­cal cuisines from all parts of Ker­ala.

What kind of a book­ing win­dow does the ho­tel re­quire for larger MICE events?

Ker­ala, be­ing a MICE des­ti­na­tion and one that is sought for con­duct­ing large city-wide events and con­fer­ences, makes the book­ing win­dow vary from a month to two years, de­pend­ing on the type of event or con­fer­ence. The city of Kochi still has lim­ited in­ven­tory and if not booked well in ad­vance, there could be chances of non-avail­abil­ity of rooms and meet­ing venues. The MICE seg­ment is grow­ing at more than a dou­ble-digit pace and we ex­pect that it will keep grow­ing at a faster pace with the re­cent change in the state ex­cise pol­icy, prior to which the state had seen some di­ver­sion of clients.

We have a to­tal meet­ing space of 8655 sqft and five halls that have the ca­pac­ity to host events for 50-500 guests

Ku­nal Shanker

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