Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA) 2019

HICSA Hotels of the Year Awards 2019

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The HICSA Hotels of the Year Awards were instituted to honour and recognise the most outstanding hotel developments in the previous year in South Asia. Having received accolades and building upon the resounding success of the investiture ceremonies, we are pleased to announce the HICSA hotels of the Year Awards – 2019.

The awards have over the past ten years grown from strength-to-strength and now encompass a wide range of accommodation products across the lodging industry. Since its inception, more than 300 hotels have been nominated in various categories.

This year we invite nominations for the following six categories:

Best Luxury/ Upper Upscale Hotel

Best Upscale Hotel

Best Upper Mid-Market Hotel

Best Mid-Market Hotel

Best Budget / Economy Hotel

Best Hotel Conversion

Eligibility criteria for the nomination:

  • Hotels opened in the South Asian region
  • Property should be newly built and should have commenced operations between November 2017 and December 2018


Eligibility criteria (Conversion Hotels) for the nomination:

  • Hotels being nominated must be located in the South Asian region
  • Property should have converted (branded or re-branded) between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2017
  • Property should be able to provide at least one year of performance data, both pre & post conversion.


Nomination Process:

  • Entry for Nominations Open on December 1, 2019
  • Completed nomination form should be emailed to
  • All forms, along with the relevant supporting material and photographs, must be submitted by February 15, 2019


Judging Process:

Short-listing will be initiated by an independent panel comprising key industry leaders. Three entries from each category will be presented to all HICSA attendees for an electronic voting procedure.

The winners will be announced on April 3, 2019 as part of the conference programme.

Important Dates:

Last Date of receiving the nominations February 15, 2019
Online Voting March 11 – April 3, 2019
Final results to be announced April 3, 2019


The organisers reserve the right to disqualify any nomination. The short-listing of the nominees will be done by an independent panel. The decision of the panel in this regard will be final.

For more details:

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