BENGALURU, INDIA--(Marketwired - Apr 10, 2014) - Though it's the first Fairfield Inn to open in Asia Pacific, this Bangalore business hotel has already made quite an impression. At the 10th Annual Hotel Investment Conference South Asia (HICSA), the Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Rajajinagar was named Best Mid-Market/Budget Hotel Opening, beating out three other well-known hotel brands for the title.
The annual conference, held April 2nd and 3rd, brings together influential decision-makers from the industry for meetings, networking and collaboration, and also honors new hotels that opened in the region within the last year.
To win the prestigious Best Mid-Market/Budget Hotel Opening award, this premium Bengaluru hotel was evaluated on development cost, construction tenure, TripAdvisor ratings, location (access, visibility and proximity to demand), façade and public areas, guest rooms (interiors, design and amenities), food and beverage, facilities (spa, retail and entertainment), corporate social responsibility and judges' discretion. This year's judges included Cyril Jacob, Managing Director of Archetype Group; Manav Thadani, MRICS, Chairman - South Asia HVS; Ravish Swarup, Chief Executive Officer of Praxis Services; Ritu Bhatia Kler, Managing Director Total Integrated Design; Uttam Dave, industry expert; and Vinapy Gupta, VP Asset Management at SAMHI Smart Hotel Investments.
This extended-stay Bangalore hotel took the top spot in all categories with its contemporary, stylish interior, business-friendly in-room amenities, all-day dining restaurant Kava and modern fitness center.
In addition to the awards, the event included a full agenda of panels and seminars, with breaks for networking. Popular sessions included the Role of Social Media and Technology-Based Innovations; Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity; How to Solve Development Woes; Business of Leisure, Wellness and Luxury; and More Than a One Night Stand (Extended Stay).
About the Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Rajajinagar
When the Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Rajajinagar first opened, it broke ground in more ways than one. The hotel is the first from the brand to open in Asia Pacific, and offers a unique blend of contemporary style and warmth. Located near BIEC in a residential area in west Bengaluru, the hotel offers 148 well-appointed guest rooms that offer a well-lit work area with a desk and ergonomic chair, complimentary high-speed Internet access, an LED TV with international channels and stylish, comfortable bedding and pillows. Situated among prominent companies that are headquartered in the surrounding vicinity, including Volvo, Philips, Cognizant, Himalaya Healthcare, Bharat Forge and Astra Zeneca, the hotel is a top choice for extended business stays and meetings. Planners can choose from three meeting rooms, the largest of which can host up to 250 guests for a conference or celebration. During downtime, guests can enjoy the fitness center and outdoor pool. Kava offers an all-day dining destination with a breakfast buffet and menu featuring traditional Indian food and international offerings.