DISPELLING reports of a hold-up due to security concerns, JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity is set to open in April 2013, with its eye trained on MICE business.
Balan Paravantavida, general manager of the 523-room JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity, shot down reports that hotel projects in the district were facing delays pending clearance from civil aviation authorities (TTG Asia e-Daily, February 15, 2013), saying that the hotel was “on track” for an April opening.
“Aerocity will become a destination in itself. The 11 hotel projects will offer 5,500 additional hotel rooms, which is going to be a plus point not only for New Delhi but for India as well. We can now compete with Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok or any other city,” he said.
The property has been booked for a number of big conferences and conventions in April and May. “We will be targeting US, European, Japanese and South Korean markets as far as MICE is concerned,” Balan shared.
JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity will have one of the largest meeting and conference facilities in the region, offering 2,302m2 in meeting space, including the 1,210m2 Grand Crystal Ballroom and eight meeting rooms spread across two levels.
The ballroom and meeting rooms are fitted with state-of-the-art technology, a 41.8m2 pre-function area and a professional event planning team, Balan added.
Apart from MICE, the property will also target FIT and leisure segments, banking on its F&B offerings as another USP. The property will house an all-day dining restaurant, lobby lounge, bar, poolside bar, Japanese restaurant, bakery and patisserie.