Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure business of Emaar, the developer of the iconic Burj Khalifa, and the Expo 2020 Dubai Official Hotel & Hospitality Partner, organised a three-city networking event in India to highlight its differentiating strengths and to welcome guests from India, the largest tourism market of Dubai.
The networking events were held in Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi, in partnership with Nijhawan group, which handles the sales and marketing of Emaar Hospitality Group’s three hotel brands – the premium luxury Address Hotels + Resorts, the upscale lifestyle Vida Hotels and Resorts, and the contemporary midscale Rove Hotels, in addition to Armani Hotels & Resorts.
About 200 travel partners in the three cities attended the events, where Emaar Hospitality Group presented a compelling roadmap of its current portfolio of 14 hotels and three serviced residences – all of them in Dubai, except Al Alamein Hotel in Egypt.
Olivier Harnisch, Chief Executive Officer of Emaar Hospitality Group, said: “India is the largest tourism market for Dubai, having welcomed over 1.3 million visitors this year already. Emaar Hospitality Group’s hotels, serviced residences, leisure clubs and restaurants are highly sought-after by Indian visitors. With all key cities in the country just under four hours flying time from Dubai, the city is one of the fastest-growing destinations for tourists. Through our networking events, we wanted to highlight our homegrown competencies in delivering exceptional hospitality experiences for all segments of travellers – from luxury seekers to the value-conscious millennials. We also expect to gain significant visitor arrivals with the preparations for Expo 2020 Dubai gaining pace.”
Emaar Hospitality Group highlighted the appeal of its hotels to Indian tourists – be they free and frequent independent travellers, families and groups, or corporate visitors as well as for destination weddings, and MICE events.
The events were attended byMathew Roberts, Corporate Director of Sales; Margaret Nazareth, Assistant Director-Trade Distribution; and Kavita Bhimwal, Senior Sales Manager of Emaar Hospitality Group; and Ankush Nijhawan, Managing Director and Priyanka Nijhawan, Director-Representations of Nijhawan Group.
Ankush Nijhawan said: “The Indian travel market is constantly evolving. With the volume of outbound travel increasing every year, India is one of the fastest growing outbound travel markets in the world, especially to Dubai. With outbound Indian travellers to reach 50 million by 2020, there is a strong prospect for Emaar Hospitality Group to welcome more visitors. The networking events will also help build its brand value which will support its expansion plans to the country.”
Emaar Hospitality Group owns and manages a portfolio of hospitality assets and brands that includes Address Hotels + Resorts, Vida Hotels and Resorts and Rove Hotels. The groupalso operates serviced residences, golf retreats, a yacht club, a polo and equestrian club, and restaurants.
As the Official Hotel and Hospitality Partner, Emaar Hospitality Group will be responsible for providing exceptional service to Expo 2020’s special ticket holders. The Group will also operate several other experiences across the Expo site. In addition, Emaar Hospitality Group will showcase trends and innovations in the hospitality industry.