Hamad International Airport (HIA) announced today that it has won the Strategic Project of the Year Award at the 2015 Global Projects of the Year Awards ceremony which took place in New York City on 26 February 2015.
The Awards ceremony took place during the eighth Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum organized by CG/LA Infrastructure, with the winners being selected by industry executives from around the world. Out of five nominees shortlisted in the category of ‘Strategic Project of the Year’, HIA was announced as the winner on Thursday 26 February, 2015.
Badr Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA said: “This award is one that makes HIA and the State of Qatar proud. As the world’s latest state-of-the-art airport hub and gateway to Qatar, Hamad International Airport is a key part of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. Following a decade of pioneering design, engineering and construction work, HIA is a flagship national project and one of the most ambitious and strategic global projects undertaken, as has been attested by this award.”
The forum had more than 400 executives participating from 40 countries with project presentations from 28 different countries including Qatar. The theme of this year’s event was “Build, Build, Build: Generating Global Growth” and focused on infrastructure as the catalyst for the growth of key economies around the world, including Qatar.
“It is an honor to recognize these project sponsors who are systematically changing the economic, competitive, and opportunity landscapes of their countries. Their innovative ways of directing, designing, and funding infrastructure builds are changing the way we think about infrastructure development and will leave a lasting impact on the industry,” said Norman F. Anderson, President and CEO of CG/LA Infrastructure. stated Anderson regarding HIA’s impressive win.
Conveniently located within an eight-hour flight for more than two thirds of the global population, Hamad International Airport redefines customer experience for business and leisure travelers. The airport’s passenger terminal complex has been designed to provide passengers with a seamless and hassle-free experience from arrival and transfers to boarding, achieving minimal connection times of just 30 minutes. This has been achieved with the integration of the latest technology from check-in terminals, and security scanners to fully automated baggage systems.
The airport also provides a great environment for passengers with an extended stay at HIA. With 40,000 square meters of combined retail, food and beverage facilities that is extended with the airport hotel, lounges, wellness area with a pool, gym, two squash courts and spa, as well as activity nodes for business, leisure and family travelers, HIA provides a unique and refreshing take on airport hospitality.
Readers looking for further information on the airport, flights and airline operations can visit HIA’s website www.dohahamadairport.com or check for updates via HIA’s social media channels including Twitter (@HIAQatar), Facebook (Facebook.com/HIAQatar) and Instagram (HIAQatar).
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