Mumbai (previously Bombay), the mega2polis, is the financial capital of India. Mumbai is the city of dreams. The success stories, stating how Mumbai turned their dreams to reality, of Dhirubhai Ambani, Amitabh Bachhan, Shahrukh Khan and many others, never fail to inspire us. This cosmopolitan city is the economic centre of India, being one of world’s largest cities in terms of GDP. Bollywood and entertainment industry in Mumbai have been giant contributors to India’s economy and have always been growing. Tourists do not forget to visit Bollywood icon SRK’s mansion, Mannat at Bandra and Mukesh Ambani’s 27 storey house, Antilla. Mumbai houses the stock exchange and head quarters of major MNCs and domestic companies. Even RBI and SEBI Head Quarters are in Mumbai. With the iconic Wankhede Stadium, housing 33000 audiences, it is also the cricket capital of India. Being the business capital of the nation, this metropolitan is well connected to the major countries and cities of the world. The list of 5-star hotels is never ending. Mumbai is the hub of MICE travels. Mumbai, the port city, surrounded by rolling hills on the outskirts, has a wonderful weave of history, culture and tradition, art and architecture, beauty, education and technology, world class luxury and solid infrastructure which makes an impactful appeal as a perfect MICE destination.
Why To Go
Mumbai has tropical climate, summers are sultry and winters are pleasant (15-20 degrees Celsius). October to March is the best time to visit Mumbai. Ganesh Chaturthi in September, is the most popular festival of Mumbai and there is unimaginable rush. This should be of prime concern while planning an event around that time.
Things To Do
The monument that defines Mumbai is the Gateway of India, from where the last of the British ships sailed out of Independent India. This spot is am eminent site for stage product launches. Mumbai witnesses industry specific exhibitions by world’s leading brands and conclaves like CPI, NASSCOM, FICCI and many more. The Colaba Causway is a bustling landmark street. This area is meant for high-end leisure opportunities for incentive tours with the availability of world class luxury and facilities by India’s top 5-star and heritage hotel. The hotel’s convention centre with modern amenities, classy ball rooms with well preserved old world charm, roof top space overlooking the sea, with tremendously trained professionals to run the shows seamlessly, make it one of the most desired MICE venues in the country. Simultaneously multiple events can take place at the venue with separate event parking with valet. The team managing the convention centre of the hotel is constantly collaborating with brands and companies to host their prestigious events and the team keeps updating ideation following international trends woven with our rich heritage. The guests may visit Elephanta Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site, are a collection of rock cut sculptors and Hindu cave temples dating back to 6th Century, an hour’s ferry ride from the Gateway of India. The Marine Drive, a 3.6 kms stretch of road along the coast of natural bay from the Nariman Point to Malabar Hills is also called ‘Queen’s Necklace’ because of the dazzling lights on the sea side arc after sundown. This is one of the most iconic places of Mumbai. The world class hotels at Nariman point are ideal for a distinctive experience of a MICE event. These hotels provide multiple board rooms from where guests can enjoy sea view and natural light during the day and watch the gorgeous ‘Queen’s Necklace’ in the evening. These hotels provide extensive business centre service e with intuitive and unobtrusive care. The catering and food and beverage segment are beyond compare. Beach front 5-star hotels, including international brands, are available at the classic Juhu beach with multiple meeting rooms, high-tech audio-visual assistance. Bandwidth, connectivity and wifi are absolutely smooth. Juhu beach is famous for its long stretch along the Arabian Sea, the popular Prithvi Theatre and Amitabh Bachhan’s remarkable bungalow. Bandra Worli Sea Link is a bridge which connects Bandra (West) with Worli (South). A drive in the evening on the illuminated bridge is out of the world. This is one of the most upmarket as well as beautiful areas in the city. These areas have a plethora of options of 5-star hotels to choose from as MICE venue. These hotels have state-of-the-art facilities for business meetings and convention, besides utmost luxury. They have theatre styled auditoriums, large separate sea facing banquets with modular designs and smaller meeting rooms, break away areas and sea facing VIP lounge. The Haji AliDargah, a mosque with the tomb of the Sufi saint, Pir Sayed Hai Ali Bukhari, situated on an islet off the coast of Worli, is a landmark monument of Mumbai. An ideal MICE venue can be a 5-star hotel with convention space of 23000 square feet, overlooking the Powai Lake, rolling hills and city skylines. Besides grand ball room and large number of meeting rooms, vibrant outdoor space is also provided- the terrace accommodating 500 guests and the garden accommodating 1200. A special mention of food tasting services is a must. Before tailoring the menu for an event, one can taste the food beforehand. Nehru Centre, a Memorial of Jawaharlal Nehru, comprises of a planetarium, art galleries, library and a convention centre. There are 15 halls in total. The 2 largest exhibition halls are on the ground floor. International and national exhibitions of large scale are held in these halls. This venue is technically sound with regards to power supply, wifi and connectivity. Mumbai World Trade Centre, a sky scrapper, South Asia’s tallest building till 2010, is already a marked spot in the world map of MICE tourism. There is a Centrum hall for conference and meetings, smaller board rooms, committee rooms, expo halls, seminar halls and lounge. The exhibition space can accommodate 2000 guests and is completely air conditioned. The events arranged here are accomplished with grand success with absolutely no technical glitch at all. This building has separate shopping malls and restaurants inside. Mumbai Exhibition Centre is one of India’s largest and most popular exhibition venues. Out of 8 exhibition halls, the largest one is spread across 19000 square feet with the capacity of 17000 seats. The venue offers lounge, organisers’ office and tremendous security facilities. National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), a multipurpose cultural venue and Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) Grounds are also popular for MICE events. Jio Gardens, near Mumbai Airport, is an ideal convention centre, built and maintained by Reliance. It is a luxury property with modern hi-tech amenities. Video conferencing, connectivity and HD projectors with modern LEDS all run seamlessly as direct satellite feeds to even outdoor ladscapes and break away spaces.
What to Eat & Where
Customised menu is pre-decided while planning the event. Mumbai has plethora of options from world cuisines with specialised chefs.
MICE venues offer transportation assistance.
How To Reach
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