Kolkata, India Meeting Planning Overview
Popularly known as India's intellectual, artistic and cultural capital, Kolkata is the third largest city in the country, settled across the eastern bank of the Hooghly River in the state of West Bengal. The city is the prime commercial and financial hub in the region and also boasts of one of the two international airports in the state.
With the support of the state tourism department, Kolkata city is expanding its MICE tourism segment at a good pace. The city is an emerging meeting destination and features an impressive range of MICE infrastructure, which includes Kolkata Airport – the largest hub for air traffic in eastern India, and a great motley of meeting hotels.
The city has a collection of special event venues ideal for hosting large gatherings. Science City Kolkata is one of the city's largest event venue which can host more than 2,000 guests. Rabindranath Tagore Centre – Kolkata and Annapurna Bhavan are some other good examples of special event venues in the Kolkata city. Prominent 5-star meeting hotels in Kolkata include The Park Hotel, which has more than 10,000 square meters of meeting space, The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat, which features a grand ballroom that can accommodate up to 1,400 guests, and the 276-room JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata with 13 meeting rooms spread in over 3,500 square meters of meetings space.