Published on : Friday, February 8, 2019
In this interview with Travel And Tour World at FITUR 2019, Ana Galan, Sales and Marketing Executive, Novotel Hotel and Resorts, Madrid Center shares how Novotel’s biggest convention center is offering facilities for a successful corporate event. Read the full interview here:-
Travel And Tour World: Tell us about your property, Novotel Madrid Center
Ana Galan: Novotel Marid Center is one of the finest hotels in Novotel Hotel and Resort family. This is the largest Novotel hotel in the world. It has one of the biggest conference and events zone in the Spanish city, Madrid. Opened in 2015, Novotel Madrid Center is just a 5 minutes’ walk from Retiro Park and 11km from our international airport. We have 790 rooms, restaurant, GourmetBar and car parking zone. You can use free Wi-fi and make national and international call at hotel during your stay.
Travel And Tour World: Well, how many people you can accommodate?
Ana Galan: Actually, we have the biggest convention center in the city. We have 20 different meeting rooms, where we can accommodate up to 700 people. Our convention center has the biggest meeting room- Plenary. Our new space “The Summit At Novotel” includes fitness center that open 24 hours with rooftop terrace, swimming pool and 3 exclusive meeting rooms that can accommodate 200 people. The rooftop spaces offer you daylight and stunning panoramic views of the city. We have 16 specially adapted rooms, free breakfast and accommodation for 2 kids ages 16 or under, when sharing with their parents. We also designed our hotel in sustainable way. The most beautiful part of our hotel is the entrance that gives you a feel of entering in the forest. Our inspiration is the Deer Park located in Madrid.
Travel And Tour World: What kind of MICE events you organize? Which business they are from and number of people?
Ana Galan: We generally organize the MICE events with an innovative touch. Most of the MICE events are belonging from healthcare, pharmaceutical industry, media and banking sector. We also organize the events for IT and technology based companies. Our spaces and facilities have been designed to meet the most demanding technical and AV requirements, to impersonate the corporate identity of customers. It also helps to ensure the comfort of the attendees through solutions, dynamic signage and smart facilities.
Travel And Tour World: Since, you are an important exhibitor in FITUR 2019, can you tell us about your target market?
Ana Galan: We belong to Accor, which is a French hotel chain. For this, France is our biggest market. We also target German and UK MICE market. Asian market is one of the emerging markets in MICE industry.We also have clients from USA, India and China.
Travel And Tour World: Since you mentioned about Indian and Chinese MICE market, can you tell how the Asian market works from culinary view point?
Ana Galan: We are working very closely with specialized catering service based in Madrid. And we are doing improvement in our catering services, where the clients can taste both our local cuisines and international dishes. Our clients are very happy with this. Here Indian market is most important. We also have a catering service only for Indians.