Leonia International Centre for Exhibitions & Conventions (LICEC) wins National Tourism Award for fourth time
27 September 2017, New Delhi : Leonia International Centre for Exhibitions & Conventions (LICEC) located at Leonia Holistic Destination, Hyderabad has won the prestigious National Tourism Award 2015-2016 as the ‘Best Standalone Convention Centre’ in India. This is the fourth time that LICEC has won this honor with the previous awards being in the years 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The Ministry of Tourism, Government of India presents the National Tourism Awards to various segments of the travel and tourism industry every year. This year the Awards function was held on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The award was presented by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind.
On this happy moment, Mr. Prawesh Kumar Das (General Manager – Leonia) said, “We are elated to receive this prestigious recognition for the fourth time. This accomplishment is a testament to the continued excellence of our services. The combination of all the facilities at Leonia along with LICEC makes it an ideal get away for all MICE activities. Hyderabad is now the leading MICE destination and we will continue to strive to keep LICEC at the forefront of this segment
LICEC is a world-class innovative multi-purpose convention centre, which can host meetings, conventions, exhibitions and events. LICEC’s main convention hall is a pillar-free indoor hall suitable for any kind of indoor event. The main hall’s high ceiling enables dramatic use of space. State-of-the-art acoustics from Funktion One UK and Lighting from Martin, USA enables the entire hall suitable for Speech, music, live performances, seminars, lectures, presentations etc. The main hall area along with the galleries is approximately 5,838 sq. mtrs. The main hall’s flooring is of Olympics Standard (Gerflor from France), which transforms it into an indoor stadium that can accommodate Two squash courts, Five badminton courts, One basketball courts, One volleyball court and Four tennis courts.
LICEC has hosted mega events like Master Chef in 2011 and Femina Miss India in 2012.The main hall can accommodate up to 6000 plus delegates in a theatre style seating. LICEC complex has 13 flexi rooms, 1 board room and numerous residential rooms which ideally suits any residential meeting leading to the savings in terms of time and money for the event managers. Conclave which is an ancillary of LICEC, is a multi-purpose convention block fitted with latest communication aids and AV technology with 3 boardrooms, 3 banquet halls of large capacity, 9 mini meeting rooms and 2 private dining rooms coupled with on-site event management personnel.
Apart from these, LICEC is supplemented with a separate room inventory of 450+ within the same campus of Leonia Holistic Destination, which offer a plethora of hospitality facilities inclusive of restaurants, medi-spa, recreational & adventure activities, theatre, etc.
Leo Meridian Infrastructure Projects & Hotels Limited (LMIPHL) is an innovative player in the Indian hospitality & Tourism industry, which has developed a unique project – Leonia Holistic Destination in the historic city of Hyderabad. LMIPHL is a multi-disciplinary organization, which provides an entire value chain of services from concept to conceptualization. Its competencies and expertise include Infrastructure Development, Construction, Project Management, Facilities Management, Tourism and Hospitality.
Leonia is spread across several acres and located amidst a serene environment in Hyderabad. It is a complete destination property with a gambit of facilities and services including:
• 450+ suites and rooms spread over four hotel / resort blocks
• 40+ convention / banquet facilities including a pillar less hall to accommodate 6000+ people at a time
• An internationally acclaimed medi-spa
• 5 restaurants (couple more will be coming up soon)
• A mini-water park
• 50+ fun activities including Flowrider – India’s 1st surfing ridge
• 3 screen theater run by Carnival Cinemas
• 2 nightclubs