THE 16TH EDITION OF THE HICSA HOTELS OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2021 PRESENTED BY MAKEMYTRIP WERE HELD IN NEW DELHI ON 28TH SEPTEMBER
Accor has secured two awards at this year’s Hotel Investment Conference – South Asia (HICSA) Hotels of the Year Awards, South Asia’s leading hospitality event that was held in New Delhi on 28 September 2021. The group’s two hotels – Novotel Vijayawada Varun and ibis Kolkata Rajarhat, emerged as proud winners for the categories for Upper Mid-Market Hotel Segment and Budget/Economy Hotel Segment respectively.
Commenting on the wins, Puneet Dhawan, Senior Vice President of Operations – India & South Asia at Accor, said, “We are grateful for our wins at HICSA 2021, an eminent platform in the global hospitality industry. Recieveing the Hotel of the Year award for both Upper Mid-Market Hotel and Economy Hotel sectors with our popular mid-scale and smart economy brands Novotel and ibis has been truly gratifying. My heartiest congratulations to the hotel teams for their hard work and diligence resulted in such an esteemed recognition.”
Novotel Vijayawada Varun, situated in the heart of the city is the first and only International 5-star deluxe hotel in Vijaywada. Expressing his delight at winning the Hotel of the year for the Upper Mid-Market Hotel Segment, Ravi Rai, General Manager, Novotel Vijayawada Varun says – “We are thankful to the jury of HISCA for giving us this honour. This is indeed a testament of our adherence and commitment to the values we uphold here at Novotel Vijayawada to strive for excellence in all fields of operations and cater to our guests with the finest of services we possess. Our entire team is emboldened and shall continue to exceed expectations of our guests and bring forth the best experiences.”
“The ibis Kolkata Rajarhat team is thrilled on receiving this recognition from HICSA. This certainly is a defining moment for our hotel, and we are further encouraged to help our guests with the best of our services, at the best value for money.” says Ajit Jose, General Manager of ibis Kolkata Rajarhat on their proud win. ibis Kolkata with its splendid amalgamation of a striking exterior with interiors of modern art welcomes guests and travellers from all over the world, serving Kolkata and its tourism at its best.
HICSA is one of the most reputable and decorous platforms for all the hospitality players and markets, established to honour and recognise the most outstanding hotel developments over a diversified spectrum in South Asia. This year’s “Hybrid HICSA” was a two-day event which had both in-person participants along with virtual participants present, all following the new social distancing protocols. The conference laid down a much-needed cognizance on how the MICE world will be adapted into the new wave of a transformed hospitality sector.
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