Less than 12 kms from the Mumbai airport, the new convention centre, overlooking a green belt complete with lakes, golf course and resort like villas will house up to 3000 people.
The convention centre is a sprawling 1 lakh sq feet structure perched on a hill which houses the Palms hotel inside Aarey garden in Mumbai.
Dilawar Nensey, Joint Managing Director, Royal Palms group of hotels, said: “Besides corporate we are inviting movie and music awards like Filmfare and Star Parivar to host their award nights in the new convention centre.”
The new convention centre is expected to house national and international conventions, product launches, concerts, exhibitions in conjunctions with seminars, entertainment performances in conjunction with conventions and award ceremonies.
Royal palms has already invested Rs450 crore in constructing two five star hotels in Mumbai: Palms Hotel and Imperial Palace. The additional investment of Rs50 crore on the new convention centre is expected to supplement the previous investment in the five start hotels by enabling the hotel with higher room occupancy.
Dilawar Nensey, Joint Managing Director, Royal Palms group of hotels, said: “The convention centre will offer an unique package of home stay with our hotels for those attending the functions and seminars. No single hotel or resort in the country can accommodate 1200 residents attending a mega conference.”
The hotel group is constructing an exhibition centre adjacent to the exhibition centre.
Source: IBNS, Dec 26, 2011