Vikas Shelar, Director, Express Inn Nashik, highlights the USP of the property while enlightening on the upcoming trend of wine tours in Nashik – ideal for corporates
Kindly tell us about the MiCE facilities of your hotel.
Express Inn strives to ensure that your business deals are done with ease and are fruitful, professional and convenient. Some of the MiCE spaces allocated include: Express Royale, is a 6370 sq.ft. large convention centre with an additional pre-function area of 4240 sq.ft., while Grandeur is a 2940 sq.ft. spacious conference hall with additional pre-function area of 2658 sq.ft. Symphony spans over an area of 2070 sq.ft. and is ideal for board meetings, cocktail parties. _e facility has a pre-function area of 800 sq.ft. For small business meetings, there is Harmony, sprawling over 1176 sq.ft. Open air events can be held at Lush the Lawns, at an area of 7600 sq.ft by the pool. For quick meetings, there is the well-equipped boardroom, acquainted with an area of 375 sq.ft. We also offer a host of banquet halls that can accommodate from 15 to 1000 guests. Contemporary in design and feel, we provide cutting edge business aids with gracious hospitality.
How has the MiCE business fared in 2017? Any large bookings for 2018?
The year 2017 saw MiCE witness a substantial share of overall business. Now, even the existing and new sectors are participating in MiCE. In terms of revenue, there was an upward growth. 2018 has shown a good start for corporate MiCE and destination wedding segment. Medical conferences are a prospect option which promotes Nashik for proximity, connectivity and suited weather. Nashik is termed as the wine capital of India, and therefore, wine tours are most preferred here among the corporates.
How is the MiCE infrastructure developing in the city as well as the state?
Nashik being strategically located within three hours’ pleasant drive from cities like Mumbai and Pune, has the potential MiCE requirement. _ere has been demand from Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai towards Nashik as well. Express Inn Nashik is a one-stop destination for MiCE with its largest inventory of 197 rooms and convention center. Maharashtra as a state has always been a preferred MiCE destination due to its optimal connectivity and suited infrastructure. The state has a variety of destinations to choose, between hill stations, beaches, historical, pilgrimage, medical and wellness, entertainment tourism, as per the MiCE group requirement