Hotel Investment Conference South Asia - 2017

HICSA Hotels of the Year Awards - 2017

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New Hotels that opened in the South Asian region and commenced operations between November 2015 and December 2016 were eligible to participate.

The list of finalists across the six categories are as follows:

Best Luxury/Upper Upscale Resorts Segment

The Oberoi
Sukhvilas Resort & Spa

New Chandigarh, India
Guestrooms: 60
Meghauli Serai
Chitwan National Park

Meghauli, Nepal
Guestrooms: 30
The Westin
Pushkar Resort & Spa

Pushkar, India
Guestrooms: 98

Best Luxury/Upper Upscale Hotels Segment

Taj Santacruz
Mumbai, India
Guestrooms: 279
Conrad Pune
Pune, India
Guestrooms: 310
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata
Kolkata, India
Guestrooms: 281

Best Upscale Hotels Segment

Hotel Grand Mercure Mysuru
Mysuru, India
Guestrooms: 146
Hyatt Regency Chandigarh
Chandigarh, India
Guestrooms: 211
Radisson Blu Hotel Faridabad
Faridabad, India
Guestrooms: 124

Best Upper Mid Market Hotels Segment

Lemon Tree Premier City Center
Gurugram, India
Guestrooms: 61
Hyatt Place Goa / Candolim
Goa, India
Guestrooms: 144
Ramada Resort Kumbhalgarh
Kumbhalgarh, India
Guestrooms: 84
Jetwing Kaduruketha
Wellawaya, Sri Lanka
Guestrooms: 25

Best Mid Market Hotels Segment

The Fern Residency, Udaipur
Udaipur, India
Guestrooms: 55
Mercure Hyderabad KCP
Hyderabad, India
Guestrooms: 128
The Fern Bhavnagar - Iscon Club & Resort
Bhavnagar, India
Guestrooms: 55

Best Budget/Economy Hotels Segment

ibis Styles Goa Calangute
Goa, India
Guestrooms: 197
Kalyan Hometel - A Sarovar Hotel
Chennai, India
Guestrooms: 108
ibis Chennai City Centre
Chennai, India
Guestrooms: 155

All registered HICSA 2017 delegates can vote for the hotels of their choice from amongst the finalists. The winners will be announced on April 5, 2017 as part of the conference programme.

An independent panel of judges comprising key industry leaders participated in the short-listing process:

Manav Thadani, MRICS
Chairman - Asia Pacific
Rajiv Sharma
Industry Expert
Ravish Swarup
Chief Executive Officer
Praxis Services
Ritu Bhatia Kler
Managing Director
Total Integrated Design
Ritwik Khare
Chief Business Officer Hotel and Accommodation Supply
Vinay Gupta
Vice President Asset Management


The hotels were rated on the following criteria:

Development Cost
Construction Tenure
MakeMyTrip Ratings
Location (Access and Visibility)
Location (Proximity to Demand Generators)
Hotel Facade and Public Areas
Guest Rooms (Interiors, Design and In-Room Amenities)
F&B (Restaurants)
F&B (Meeting and Banqueting)
Other Facilities (Spa, Retail and Entertainment)
Corporate Social Responsibility
Judges’ Discretion

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