52 Hotels in India & UAE Make it to Round #2 of the Experiential Venues Awards

Business Events | June 8, 2017 | News

Experiential Venues Awards

The Experiential Venues Awards 2017 is scheduled to take place on July 6 at JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity, and will be co-located with the WOW Awards and Convention Asia 2017, the largest recognition platform for MICE, Live Marketing & the Entertainment Industry. Round #1 of the judging process has just wrapped up, with 52 Hotels in India & UAE moving on to Round #2.

With over 200 hotels nominated across the 15 categories of Experiential Venues Awards, the jury had a challenging job before them. Chaired by Sabbas Joseph, President, EEMA and Director, Wizcraft International, together with Rajeev Kohli, President, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE), the eminent jury of the WOW Awards included 18 leaders of the event and experiential industry.

Commenting on his experience in Round #1 of the judging process, Sabbas Joseph, Co-Chair, Experiential Venues Awards said, “It is a wonderful experience being a Jury Co-Chair of The Experiential Venues Awards 2017, and revisiting the excellent venues in India and Asia. The sheer number of venues offering world-class facilities for events of all kinds and all sizes is testament to the growth in the event and experiential industry in India. As a platform, I think the Experiential Venues Awards provides the kind of recognition these venues deserve. I look forward to the coming years where venues for events in India are going to see tremendous growth, not just in number but also in their offerings, and their potential to support our industry and its growing demands.”

The shortlisted nominations for the 15 categories of Experiential Venues Awards 2017 are as follows:

1. Best Venue for Corporate Incentives - Metro India (60+ pax.)

•           Grand Hyatt Mumbai

•           The Leela Palace Banglore

•           Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad

•           The Leela Palace New Delhi

•           The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Mumbai

2. Best Venue for Corporate Incentives - Destination India (60+ pax.)

•           Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa Goa

•           The Leela Palace Udaipur

•           JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa Mussorie

•           The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

•           Grand Hyatt Goa

•           Le Meridien Jaipur

3. Best Venue for Corporate Incentives - Destination UAE (60+ pax.)

•           Atlantis, The Palm Dubai

•           Madinat Jumeirah Resort Dubai

•           The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC Dubai

•           Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi

•           Inter Contental Festival City Dubai

4. Best Venue for Business Events - Metro India (Under 500 pax.)

•           JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity Delhi

•           Taj Lands End, Mumbai

•           JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu Mumbai

•           The St. Regis Mumbai

•           Pullman New Delhi Aerocity Hotel Delhi

5. Best Venue for Business Events - Destination India (Under 500 pax.)

•           Fairmont Jaipur

•           Jaipur Marriott Hotel Jaipur

•           Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa Goa

•           Le Meridien Kochi

•           Goa Marriott Resort & Spa Goa

6. Best Venue for Business Events - Destination UAE (Under 500 pax.)

•           Park Hyatt Dubai

•           The Ritz Carlton DIFC Dubai

•           Park Hyatt Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi

•           Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi Abu Dhabi

•           W-Hotel Dubai

7. Best Venue for Business Events - Metro India (500+ pax.)

•           Grand Hyatt Mumbai

•           Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Mumbai

•           ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

•           Taj Palace New Delhi

•           Hyatt Regency Gurgaon

•           The Leela Palace Chennai

8. Best Venue for Business Events - Destination India (500+ pax.)

•           Fairmont Jaipur

•           Grand Hyatt Goa

•           Aamby Valley City Pune

•           Jaipur Marriott Hotel Jaipur

•           Jaypee Palace Hotel & Convention Centre Agra

9. Best Venue for Business Events - Destination UAE (Under 500 pax.)

•           Atlantis, The Palm Dubai

•           Grand Hyatt Dubai Dubai

•           JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai

•           Intercontinental Dubai – Festival City Dubai

•           Conrad Dubai

10. Best Venue for Intimate Weddings & Celebrations - Metro India (Under 250 pax.)

•           Taj Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad

•           JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu Mumbai

•           The Oberoi, Gurgaon

•           The St. Regis Mumbai

•           Grand Hyatt Mumbai

•           ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon

•           Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai

11. Best Venue for Intimate Weddings & Celebrations - Destination India (Under 250 pax.)

•           The LeeUdaipur la Palace Udaipur

•           The Leela Goa

•           The Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur

•           The Oberoi Amarvilas Agra

•           JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa Mussorie

12. Best Venue for Intimate Weddings & Celebrations - Destination UAE (Under 250 pax.)

•           Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

•           Park Hyatt Dubai

•           Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Dubai

•           Armani Hotel Dubai

•           Anantara Palm Dubai

•           Palazzo Versace Dubai

•           W – Hotel Al Habtoor City Dubai

13. Best Venue for Big Fat Weddings - Metro India (200+ pax.)

•           Grand Hyatt Mumbai

•           ITC Grand Chola Chennai

•           The St. Regis Mumbai

•           The Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai

•           JW Marriott Juhu Mumbai

•           Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel Mumbai

•           Taj Palace New Delhi

14. Best Venue for Big Fat Weddings - Destination India (200+ pax.)

•           Fairmont Jaipur

•           Grand Hyatt Goa

•           The Leela Goa

•           Jaipur Marriott Hotel Jaipur

•           Park Hyatt Goa Resort and Spa Goa

15. Best Venue for Big Fat Weddings - Destination UAE (200+ pax.)

•           Atlantis The Palm Dubai

•           Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

•           Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi

•           Park Hyatt Dubai

•           St. Regis Abu Dhabi

In addition to these 15 categories, one category, ‘India’s Favourite Hospitality Group’, will be based exclusively on industry’s online voting, while The ‘Best Landmark Developments of 2017’ category will be based on Editorial and Jury Choice.

KPMG in India are the Process Advisors and Evaluators to the Experiential Venues Awards. The process includes two rounds of voting, following which KPMG in India will compile all jury scores and average the top 5 scores to arrive at the final winner.

With over 200 hotels nominated across the 15 categories of Experiential Venues Awards, the jury had a challenging job before them.

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