Luxuriate in the Splendor of Crowne Plaza-Kochi

Nestled alongside the serene Vembanad Lake, Crowne Plaza Kochi epitomizes luxury, catering to both corporate gatherings and social affairs with finesse. Boasting a modern design, impeccable hospitality, and a strategic locale, it serves as a haven for business and leisure travellers alike.

Conveniently situated on the NH 47 Bypass in the city’s burgeoning business district, Crowne Plaza Kochi offers seamless access to key destinations such as Info Park Kakkanad, Cochin Special Economic Zone, M.G. Road, Cochin Port, Shipyard, Naval Base, and prominent tourist attractions like Fort Kochi and Mattancherry. Furthermore, its proximity to Cochin International Airport, just a 45-minute drive away, ensures ease of travel.

The hotel boasts 269 exquisitely appointed rooms, each offering breathtaking views of either the tranquil backwaters or the bustling cityscape. Guests can relish round-the-clock in-room dining services and indulge in rejuvenating spa and salon treatments. Dining at Crowne Plaza Kochi is a delightful experience, with an array of culinary offerings available throughout the day. From fine dining to speciality cuisine, guests can savour delectable dishes at renowned restaurants such as Aroma, Mosaic, SkyGrill, and Zoka.

At the helm of Crowne Plaza Kochi is Mr. Dinesh Rai, a seasoned hospitality professional with an illustrious 25-year career spanning esteemed brands like Marriott, AccorHotels, IHG, and Taj Hotels. Renowned for his expertise in leadership, operations, revenue management, and finance across luxury hotels and international resorts in India and Sri Lanka, Mr Rai’s passion for hospitality and commitment to excellence have earned him prestigious accolades, including the title of Best General Manager in South India by CMO Asia. As Secretary of the Hotel Association Committee of Kerala, he continues to shape the industry landscape.

Mr Dinesh Rai recently shared insights with the Tourism India editorial team about Crowne Plaza Kochi, current marketing trends, and prospects post-COVID. Here are excerpts from the interview.

Are you more focused on the domestic market, inbound tourism, or a mix of both?

With 269 spacious rooms and suites and versatile meeting spaces spanning 24,000 sqft, our hotel ensures a comfortable and connected experience. We cater to a diverse range of guests, encompassing both the domestic and inbound markets, creating a dynamic and culturally enriching environment for everyone to enjoy.

Which trends are dominating in the hospitality sector – leisure, FITs, weddings, MICE, or Staycations? What kind of traffic do you get at your property?

Crowne Plaza Kochi stands out with its unique features and offerings, particularly at weddings, exhibitions, and conferences. Its strategic connectivity, enchanting ambience, and picturesque backwater setting make it the preferred choice for various events, attracting both domestic and international guests.

What is your opinion on Kochi regaining its position in MICE tourism post-pandemic?

Kochi’s resurgence as a prime hub for international events and business growth can be attributed to a confluence of factors, including the influx of international hotel brands, strategic developments, and improved connectivity. With its cultural richness, Kochi is poised to reclaim its position as a thriving centre for global interactions and economic activities.

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