Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad was recently awarded the Best Development of the Year Award (Mid-Scale segment) at the Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) 2014. The award was presented by A J Singh, Professor Michigan State University and was received by Naveen Jain, President, Duet India Hotels and Rajiv Sharma, Vice President Development, IHG,South West Asia. The hotelwas recognized for setting a new standard for the mid-market segment, by integrating international design trendswith unique, elements of Indian culture. The hotel went through a stringent selection process and was one of three finalists in the running.
Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad was honoured with the award because of its aesthetic and functional design innovations. The efficient use of space means that there is a lower gross floor area per key while its use of double-glazed glass conserves electricity spent to cool the hotel and its rain water harvesting and on-site sewage treatment plant helps to conserve water usage. The hotel was also recognised for its smart use of technology, leading to reduction of costs without compromising the guest experience.