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Wednesday, 07 November, 2018, 12 : 02 PM [IST]

Bengaluru gets its first 5-star Convention Centre

The one-of-a-kind convention centre at Sheraton Grand, Whitefield is set to make a benchmark for other hotels in the vicinity. It is the first convention centre in a 5-star hotel property in Bengaluru and is envisaged to generate revenue for the business.


Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre launched its largest convention centre of the city. A flagship of Marriott International, the hotel is located in the multinational IT hub of Bengaluru. Equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities, the centre is a prime venue for various special occasions, a mice event, a corporate party, a wedding. It is an unrivalled destination for meetings and events.

Expressing his delight about the launch, the General Manager, Faiz Alam Ansari said that this dynamic venue will set a benchmark as an ideal MICE space, as no other hotel in the city has a convention centre. “MICE contributes significantly to the year on year growth in our hospitality portfolio, therefore, the launch will greatly add value and generate revenue for the property”, he said.

With an aim of giving the client a one-stop shop, the location of this convention centre has all the facilities and amenities within the property. There is space for accommodation, availability of food & beverage, Spa facilities, shopping centre next door and can take care of airport transfers as well.



As a primarily business-oriented hotel, the Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Centre has a convention space which is designed to host a meeting capacity of up to 2000 people spread over 2,602 square meters and structured with a ceiling height of 50 feet with 12 breakout rooms. It is integrated with an ultra-modern audio-visual facility and technical specification such as the 13000 ANSI Lumens Projectors as well as an in-built stage. The centre also well equipped with the lighting system. The hotel even has a ballroom with a seating capacity of 900 people.

Convention centres are becoming a vital element for every hotel design, which is addressing the increasing demand for MICE venues. Since the MICE segment is growing rapidly, the facility of a Convention centre becomes a necessity and not a luxury for hotels. The centres offer special conference packages and various F&B options to entice the MICE segment.

Foreseeing the success of the centre, Ansari says that he has been successful in organising events on weekends as well as weekday and people have and will find a way to keep coming back because of its unique setting.



When asked by HospitalityBiz how does the convention centre add value to the brand, Ansari said that Sheraton as a name has a great brand recall. “The Sheraton’s next notch up is the Sheraton grand. The hotel and the convention centre is built in a grand style. When people experience a convention centre in such a setting they will want to come back to this place again” he said. He says it is because of the unique setting of the centre. It will change the way how MICE and other events happen in a hotel. After the emergence of this centre,there are other hotels who want to incorporate such centres and increase the business revenue for theirs as well as the surrounding hotels.

The Sheraton Grand’s convention centre is poised to be a befitting venue for various corporate and personal events to be held in Bengalu.

ambarin.chougle@saffronsynergies.in
 
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