At the Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards 2011, Heritance Hotels and Resorts was judged the most energy efficient hotel chain in Sri Lanka. Heritance Hotels made a clean sweep of the Large Scale Hotel Sector category, a feat never before achieved in the history of the awards by a single hotel chain. Heritance Kandalama, walked away with the Gold Flame Award and was honoured for its ability to demonstrate year-on-year energy reductions along with ongoing sustainability processes and energy management strategies. Heritance Tea Factory the recent winner of the Sri Lanka Tourism Award for the Best 4 Star Hotel in the country walked away with the Silver Flame award. Heritance Ahungalla, the winner of the Sri Lanka Tourism Award for the Best 5 Star Resort in the island who emerged the overall champion at the recently concluded Culinary Art 2011, was the proud winner of the Bronze Flame Award.
“We as a team are delighted to have been recognised for the efforts we have taken towards efficient utilisation, conservation and management of energy. We have been the pioneers of implementing innovative, cost effective and transferable energy efficiency measures over the years and winning these awards reaffirms our commitment towards reducing our demands on Mother Earth,” said Rohitha Rajaratne, Vice President, Engineering, Aitken Spence Hotels.