It’s already been over a month since our Bollywood Agent Extravaganza event! Where did the time go?!
On 21st September we held an event here at Holiday Inn Leicester for Conference & Events booking agents. Our management company, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, hold the event every year – usually two actually: one in the north and one in the south. Last year they were held at the equally fabulous Crowne Plaza Leeds and Crowne Plaza Felbridge – Gatwick. This year we bid to host one event here in the midlands to showcase our refurbishment and much to our delight we secured the event!
We invited agents from across the country for a complimentary night starting with an exhibition of the Interstate Hotels portfolio from around the country represented by the on-property sales teams, followed by a night of Bollywood entertainment, which included a sitar player, Bhangra dance performances (and participation!) and dhol drummer performances.
We also had an area where people could dress up in saris and take pictures using our Instagram frames! Our guests were treated to a sumptuous, authentic Indian feast prepared by our Head Chef who was born in India. Plus, they got to stay at the hotel and had the opportunity to go and explore the sights and attractions of Leicester the following day!
The event was a huge success with some great feedback from those in attendance. It was fantastic to have such a fabulous opportunity to showcase the venue following our multi-million-pound refurbishment and also showcase what our events and operations team are capable of in terms of wow factor, capacity and service.
‘Thank you for a suburb evening at the Bollywood Agent Extravaganza last Friday at the Holiday Inn Leicester. We both thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment, hospitality, company and of course the Bhangra and the excellent dinner. It was also good to see the newly refurbished hotel and a refresh of those other hotels in your collection.’ Andrew @ Global Venue Solutions
Head across to the hotel’s LinkedIn page to see a video of the event, and don’t forget to follow the page while you are there (it’s new!). There are also lots of pictures on our Facebook page too, because after all…‘if it isn’t on social, did it EVEN happen?!’
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