Nagpur’s renowned hotel ‘Hotel Centre Point’ bagged the ‘Best MICE (Meeting Incentives Conferences Exhibition) Hotel in City’ award. The hotel bagged the prestigious award for being the best venue for conferences, exhibitions, incentives and meetings venue in Nagpur. Prahlad Singh Patel Minister of State for Tourism and Culture – as the chief guest – and Mansukh Mandaviya Minister of State for Shipping and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers – as guest of honour – felicitated the achievers and icons from tourism and hospitality industry with the Today’s Traveller Awards 2019.
Jasbir Singh Arora, popularly known as Mickey Arora, Managing Director at Centre Point Group of Hotels and Resorts, told Nation Next, “We are overwhelmed to receive this recognition from the hands of Honorable Minister of Tourism. Centre Point is not an overnight success but it has taken us years to develop the right team and infrastructure to provide the best of our capabilities for our prestigious guests. Every day is a new challenge and every guest is important to us. At this moment, I would like to thank all our guests who have stayed with us during the thick and thin and inspired us to serve them better each day. I would also like to thank the entire Centre Point Team including my family, without whom this wouldn’t be possible.”
Asking him about his future growth plans he told us, “We have recently opened a boutique property in Navi Mumbai and are also bringing our popular Art Café’ Lounge brand Pablo on the same premises this year. That also makes us the city’s first and only homegrown hospitality brand to expand in a metro city. Our future growth plans are to lease and manage properties with our secret mantra for running a successful hotel, which we have learned with our experience.”
He added, “My sons Angadh and Arjun Arora are an active part of our family business and have formed an excellent team, which is ready to take the big leap. With thorough professionals and service-oriented leaders like Sumit Kant, chef Manish Sarna, chef Tara Prakash, Soumit Roy, IA Khan, Ashish Kamble and Nitin Joshi, who form our core operating team, are all set to execute our strategic growth plan to expand in different markets.”
Angadh Arora, Joint Managing Director, told Nation Next, “Hotel Centre Point standing tall since three decades has attracted guests from both near and far, including A-list celebrities and heads of states. Known for its extra-large banquet space, the hotel has also hosted numerous memorable events, such as national and international conferences, seminars, weddings, social events and many more. Some of these events joined families together and some collaborated with new associations to form long-lasting ties. Regardless of the occasions, the hotel was and will always continue to be a part of the city’s celebrations and growth stories.”
Some of the other prestigious awardees in the event were Nakul Anand – Executive Director, ITC – who was presented Lifetime Champion for Responsible Hotelier, ITC Kohenur for Best Luxury Business Hotel in Hyderabad, Le Meridien Gurgaon for Best Business Hotel in Gurgaon, Taj Theog Resort & Spa Shimla for Best 5-Star Resort in Shimla, Park Hyatt Hyderabad for Most Stylish Luxury Hotel in Hyderabad and many more.
Today’s Traveller celebrated industry leaders, super achievers and stars from aviation, hospitality, technology, travel and tourism industries. The 13th Annual Today’s Traveller Awards was celebrated at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi on July 29, 2019. A name to reckon with in the media and publishing industry, Today’s Traveller Awards is a platform to recognise the best in travel and hospitality industry.
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