Hilton unveils an innovative programme, Namaste, for its Indian groups

Hilton has unveiled an innovative programme for its Indian groups. Recognising that modern India is looking for unique, personalised experiences, Hilton has launched ‘Namaste’, an exclusive guest offering programme designed to deliver a truly tailored experience for groups travelling from India to Europe. “Huge population, rising incomes, improving infrastructure, among others – offer a strong growth opportunity. India is one of the biggest growth markets, with Indians now preferring luxury and overseas stays with their improving financial status,” said Fiona Robson, Senior Director of Sales Operations Europe.

She further added, “Exceptional quality, impeccable service and always the warmest of welcomes, no one knows hospitality like Hilton. We pride ourselves in understanding the needs of our Indian guests and ensuring that we deliver a truly memorable stay; this precisely is the thinking behind our “Namaste” programme, our uniquely designed programme for group travel

Indians are now inclined to explore offbeat destinations and therefore Hilton is looking to cater to Indian groups opting to travel to destinations like Malta, Budapest, Cologne, Baku, besides frequent destinations like Vienna, Prague, London and others. Hilton Properties are excited to welcome groups from India, being equipped with the best in class services, to ensure they have a memorable stay experience.
“Indian companies are interested in bringing their Incentive trips to Barcelona because of the possibility to combine their interest to explore culture and business together. Barcelonais known to be a hub for cruises, and the release of Bollywood movie “Zindagi Na MilegiDobara”, which was partially shot in Barcelona and Costa Brava, massively increased the interest of clients travelling to Barcelona. The weddingof Shristi Mittal in 2013 reinforced the interest in country making it an ideal destination for wedding business,” said Joachim Hartl, General Manager of the Hilton Barcelona Diagonal Mar.
With Europe drawing Bollywood to its fold, the hospitality major has conceived a customized programmeto offer their beautiful hotels, near famous places and unique locations in order to accommodate venuerequirementsof movies.

RemcoNorden, General Manager at the Hilton London Metropole, said, “2019 is seeing some fantastic demand owing to the Cricket world cup with matches happening all over the country and Indian groups still wanting to stay in London. The hotel is looking forward to welcoming many Indian guests given the close proximity to the ground.” “Hilton London Metropole being one of the largest hotels in the region houses some of the biggest Indian incentive movements and has hosted Indian events upto 1200 pax. We have great experience in hosting the Indian guests and have built fantastic relationships over the years. We understand the culture, the need for personal relationships, the importance of authentic Indian food and the need to provide flexibility with regards to Visas,” he added.
Ronald Diesenreiter, Hotel Manager of the Hilton Vienna said, “Vienna boasts of 27 palaces, awaiting on virtually every street corner, which are all examples of the city’s illustrious history. We are thrilled that our rich heritage in culture, arts, music, wine and lifestyle is being recognized, discovered and explored by an increasing number of Indian travellers, event planners and corporations.”

“Our 3 distinct Hilton Hotels in Vienna (Hilton Vienna at the Stadtpark, Hilton Vienna Plaza at the Ringstrasse& Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront at the banks of Danube river) complement the cities heritage and offer each, in its own way, a very authentic Austrian experience. By offering Hiltons Namaste Programme we focus on tailoring our services to Indian groups and their preferences.”