Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA) 2018

HICSA Hotels of the Year Awards 2018

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New Hotels that opened in the South Asian region and commenced operations between November 2016 and December 2017 are eligible to participate.

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 - 2018.

The awards have, over the past eight 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 five categories:

Best Luxury / Upper Upscale Hotel

Best Upscale Hotel

Best Upper Mid Market Hotel

Best Mid Market Hotel

Best Budget / Economy Hotel

Eligibility criteria for the nomination:

  • Hotels opened in the South Asian region
  • Property should be newly built and should have commenced operations between November 2016 and December 2017


Nomination Process:

  • To download the nomination form, please CLICK HERE
  • Completed nomination form should be faxed to +91 124 461 6001 or emailed to
  • All forms must be submitted by February 15, 2018


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 4, 2018 as part of the conference programme.

Important Dates:

Last date for receiving the nominations February 15, 2018
Online voting March 19 - April 4, 2018
Final results to be announced April 4, 2018


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:

Email: | Tel: +91 124 461 6000 | Fax: +91 124 461 6001