Meet at the Marketplace

Marriott India Marketplace 2018 concluded in Delhi recently. At the event, Hospitality Talk got in touch with representatives of different properties and regions, who spoke of its relevance in growing business.

Shampa Dhali
Area Director, National Sales
Marriott India

Marriott Marketplace is a very important platform for us as it helps showcase our offerings and new destinations we’re operating in. With 16 brands, we have a number of hotels that are in the pipeline. This year, we opened more than 15 hotels and are looking to open another 13 next year. Taking our hotels closer to our customers is going to be an area of focus for us.

Vinay Singh
Cluster Director of Sales & Marketing
Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel and Lakeside Chalet, Mumbai – Marriott Executive Apartments

Marriott Marketplace is essentially the coming together of different brands under one roof. It involves the intermediaries we do business with, as well as the MiCE segment, corporates, and travel agents that we partner with. One-on-one interactions with all these players are beneficial for the business, allowing us to work with them more efficiently.

Rahul Puri
General Manager
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi

Marriott India Marketplace is being conducted for the last couple of years, in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, and Delhi. For the second time this year, we hosted the event at out hotel. Marriott Marketplace is an ideal platform for all participating hotels to come together, and a platform where one customer can meet 40-50 others, all under one roof. It’s a great networking platform for our partners, who come together to collaborate with our customers.

Victor Chen
General Manager
Le Méridien Goa, Calangute

Marriott Marketplace is about meeting all our clients conveniently under one roof without having to travel around the country. It helps us meet enough number of customers and brands in one evening.

Sharad Puri
General Manager
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu

Marriott Marketplace is extremely beneficial for all our hotels, for Marriott as a company, and for our travel partners as well. It’s a concept that saves everybody’s time because just over a day, attendees get to meet so many people, helping grow business. From the point of view of travel managers the event is a big boost for business because they get to interact one-on-one with others in the industry, helping form successful collaborations.

Rahul Maini
General Manager
The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat

This is the second time I am attending the event and this is the fourth city we are covering. Marriott Marketplace is a great opportunity to interact with our stakeholders and partners who gives us business, understand their requirements, take feedback, and look forward to doing great business deals with them in the future.

Amit Rana
General Manager
The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa

Marriott Marketplace gives us a chance to get together, share our best practices, showcase our hotels, and leverage on our strengths across the country.

Nasir Shaikh
General Manager
The Westin Pune Koregaon Park

Marriott Marketplace is a great opportunity for us. We started with Bengaluru, then Chennai, followed by Mumbai, and now Delhi. In my opinion, it’s a fantastic initiative as it brings together all partners on a common platform, including general managers and sales leaders, besides providing networking opportunities to all. We get to meet so many new customers here as well. We might not always get to meet the clients in our micro-markets, and hence, this platform helps solve that dilemma.

Amitabh Rai
General Manager
The Ritz-Carlton, Bengaluru

Marriott India Marketplace is a fabulous setup where we get to meet some of our key business partners and fortify our plans for 2019. Also, this platform gives us a chance to make sure that ours, as well as the needs of our customers, are met as we go about doing our business.

Sumeet Suri
General Manager
Kochi Marriott Hotel

The Marketplace is a very interesting concept; it brings a lot of booking agents and customers together. It’s a platform where you get to meet so many sales managers and general managers from all our 100 hotels. We are able to come together, meet our customers, and discuss business with them in real time.