Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hyderabad International Convention Centre, India’s finest MICE venue located in the vicinity of Hyderabad’s tech hub, has won the award for the Best Convention Centre at the South India Travel Awards, 2016. One of the most prestigious platform for the travel and hospitality industry,recently held in Hyderabad.
Mr. Neil Paterson, General Manager of Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & HICC says, “Our team at Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) is elated on having received the prestigious ‘South India Travel Award 2016 for the Best Convention Centre’. HICC and Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre were introduced to Hyderabad for tapping in the MICE tourist inflow from both the domestic and international market. We were one of the first to recognize the growth in the market and pre-empt demand, and then developing a facility that matches up to the standards of some of the most popular international convention centres. The provision of the convention centre and hotel in one location has made it a hub for MICE and leisure travelers. We are thankful to all our guests who have appreciated and encouraged us in this journey and all of us at HICC and Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre will continue to work towards delivering cherished memories”.
The evening was graced by Shri Neerabh Kumar Prasad, IAS, Secretary Tourism, Andhra Pradesh, Shri B Venkatesham, IAS, Secretary Youth Advancement, Tourism & Culture, Telangana and Dr. Rajendra Prasad Khajuria, I.F.S., Commissioner, Department of Tourism, Government of Andhra Pradesh. The black tie evening brought together more than 120 attendees from the travel and hospitality industry for an exciting evening celebrating tourism excellence.
Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) is managed by AccorHotels, one of the world’s leading hotel operators, and is jointly owned by Emaar Properties PJSC Dubai and Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd. HICC is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art convention facility, the first of its kind in South Asia. It features an internal hall measuring 6,480 square meters that can be partitioned into six smaller halls.The facility has quite a few feathers in its cap. It has been the winner of the excellence award for “Best Standalone Convention Centre” for a record four times nationally and now regionally awarded by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Andhra Pradesh. HICC has also received the award for ‘Best Meeting & Conference Venue” at the South India Travel Awards 2015.