The hosts of Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) have announced the winners of the Deal of the Year Awards in the categories of Budget & Mid-Price, First Class & Upper Mid-Scale, and Luxury & Upscale. The awards were presented at Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) on 17 November 2016, at the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar. HIFI is hosted by Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and Horwath HTL.
In the category of Budget & Mid-Price, the winner is the ibis Styles Goa, with 197 keys, opened in August 2016 near Calangute Beach, North Goa. The hotel was developed at a total cost of Rs. 5 million per key by InterGlobe Hotels Pvt. Ltd. and is managed by AccorHotels. Finalists in this category also included the ibis Hotel, Bengaluru City Centre and the Lemon Tree Hotel, Gachibowli.
In the category of First Class & Upper Mid-Scale, the winner is the Courtyard and Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road, with 336 keys, opened in December 2015 in Bengaluru. The hotel was developed at a total cost of Rs. 6.6 million per key by SAMHI JV Business Hotels Pvt. Ltd. and managed by Marriott International. Finalists in this category also included the Mercure Hyderabad KCP and the Novotel Imagica Khopoli.
In the category of Luxury & Upscale, the winner is the JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar, with 585 keys, opened in March 2015 in Mumbai. The hotel is owned by Chalet Hotels Private Limited and is managed by Marriott International. Finalists in this category also included the Conrad Pune and the InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort.
Mr. Uttam Davé of Atmanya Projects LLP chaired the awards committee that was comprised of hotel industry leaders. The awards committee reviewed the nominees and selected the finalists. Information about the finalists was then sent to HIFI delegates for voting, and the winners were selected.
HIFI is India’s most important hotel investment conference. It is the annual meeting place for the leaders in the Indian hotel and tourism industry to discuss important trends, network, identify new opportunities, and do deals through a combination of plenary sessions, breakout panels, and interactive workshops.