MUMBAI - AccorHotels announced double wins at the recent 2017 Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA) awards. ibis Styles Goa Calangute, India's very first ibis Styles was awarded 'Best budget/Economy hotel award' at the event and Mercure Hyderabad KCP; AccorHotels' first midscale hotel in the City of Nizams launched last year, was named 'Best Mid-Market Hotel'.
Held in Mumbai, HICSA is one of the most coveted forums for all hospitality players and the awards conferred at the two-day event are amongst the highest accolades for members of the industry recognising 'best amongst the best'. The criteria were based on MakeMyTrip Ratings, Guest Rooms (Interiors, Design and In-Room Amenities), F&B (Meeting and Banqueting) and Corporate Social Responsibility just to name a few. Registered delegates were invited to cast their votes and the winners were shortlisted by an independent panel of judges comprising various key industry leaders.
Commenting on the wins, Jean-Michel Cassé, Chief Operating Officer, India & South Asia, AccorHotels, said, "Once again, AccorHotels shone brightly at HICSA and we are delighted to win these two awards and ibis Styles Goa Calangute and Mercure Hyderabad KCP are amongst our most recent hotels to open in India. The awards are a reflection of the hard work and dedication of the hotel teams in driving service excellence to make their guests feel welcome."
Expressing his delight on winning the acclaimed 'Best Budget/Economy Hotel' award, Nikheel Shirodkar, General Manager, ibis Styles Goa Calangute said, "The win marks a milestone since the opening of the hotel and we hope to continue to create more memorable experiences for our guests staying here."
Photo caption: Jean-Michel Cassé receives award for ibis Styles Goa Calangute