Q How hotel industry landscape in the city of Indore has changed over the years? What is the demand-supply scenario in the city currently?
Indore, the Madhya Pradesh’s largest city, also known as the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, has plethora of options for all kinds of tourists including adventure, heritage, spiritual, culture and food. Being situated on the cusp of Malwa plateau, it is blessed with pleasant weather throughout the year.
City is surrounded by holy places like Ujjain, Omkareshwar and Maheshwar, which attracts a lot of visitors. Simhastha 2016 at Ujjain generated a lot of business. Also known for its splendid architectural monuments like Sukh Niwas Palace, Ram Bagh, Kanch Mandir (Glass/Crystal Temple), Rajwada (Holkar Palace), etc; the city can boast about its rich and royal heritage. In order to promote tourism in MP, the government organised Jal Mahotsav ’2015 and ‘2016 in Hanumantiya, which was very well received by the people and increased tourism. These kinds of promotions, if held on regular basis, are sure to attract a lot of adventure lovers to the city. Not to miss the mouth-watering culinary experience that Indore has to offer, this needs to be taken to a different level of promotion. In terms of unused potential, there is a lot of margin for improvement and promotion thereafter.
Q How Radisson Blu as a key player, positioned to cater to the various segments of travel in the city?
Radisson Blu Hotel Indore is strategically located in the commercial capital of central India which boasts of serving a plethora of industries including pharmaceuticals, manufacturing
and textile to name a few and also close to spiritual and tourist destinations like Ujjain, Mandu, Maheshwar etc. With almost seven years of successful operations in the city, Radisson Blu Indore is the finest five-star hotel of central India. The property has spacious 200 rooms and suites, to match requirements of discerning travellers. Experiential dining at The Creative Kitchen, delicious Indian Cuisines at Indiya Oye and Oriental Cuisine at Ni Hao provides guests a wide choice, unwinding at The Lobby Bar with delicious cakes at the Cakewalk, enhances the guest experience further. Keeping the business travellers in mind, the hotel has world class service concepts like free internet, late check-out, Grab & Run breakfast and Express laundry. Other facilities are Board room, Business Centre, Banquet for meetings and events. To cater to spiritual and adventure tourism, we do have special packages which include travel, assistance at the destination like temples in Ujjain, relaxation and rejuvenation at the end of trip.
QHow business environment in the city is looking up? What are the new opportunities you see going forward?
Being the state’s commercial capital, it continuously attracts business visitors to the city and Global Investor’s summit of 2014 and 2016 has only increased the momentum. The places like Pithampur and Devas have been developed into industrial belts and thus, have had a positive impact on increased business travel in the city. However, increased number of projects in various industries/sectors along with improved direct connectivity with major cities will help in further growth.