Jetwing Symphony Board of Directors at the press conference
Adding to the touch of class and elegance Colombo Seven constitutes, the premier hospitality brand Jetwing Hotels adds to its portfolio its first city hotel – Jetwing Colombo Seven. A true embodiment of style and sophistication, Jetwing with its renowned exceptional service and unique designs brings to the city a distinctive resort experience to all.
Being the bustling city Colombo is, this commercial capital caters to varying visitors. Inviting everything new to make its way, Jetwing Colombo Seven – a five star city hotel, stands tall in Ward Place promising its guests the true home of Sri Lankan hospitality and distinguished spaces for all.
Situated in the heart of Colombo, this city hotel offers the discerning traveller modern, contemporary accommodation surrounded by Colombo urban life, and reflections of the times of colonial powers and foreign trade. Rising over the city landscape, the property boasts stunning views while being in close proximity to all the city attractions.
Bringing you a step closer to home, the 98 rooms at Jetwing Colombo Seven keeps to its signature design – spacious accommodation unlikely found in metropolitan living. Jetwing Hotels prides itself on making its guests feel at home at its premises, this warm welcome and feeling of family can be seen across the 30 properties in the island. Jetwing Colombo Seven promises unparalleled personalized breathing space befitted with luxury amenities set in modern ambience with a touch of elegance and efficiency.
Jetwing Colombo Seven features 70 Deluxe rooms and 28 serviced apartments with some rooms designed to cater to the needs of the differently abled. While all Deluxe rooms come with central air-conditioning with individual temperature controls, telephone with IDD facility, bathrooms with luxury fittings, 42” TV, tea/coffee making facility with a capsule coffee machine, mini bar, free Wi-Fi and much more, the serviced apartments constitute of a kitchen, fridge, washing machine, microwave, electric hob and even grocery shopping facility to your convenience.
Experience a revolutionary style of dining at Fifty7 – the main restaurant headed by a renowned Chef dishing out some of the finest Fusion gastronomy. A panoramic view of the Colombo skyline with the sun sinking into the Indian Ocean amidst a luminous sky as the backdrop is one you cannot miss at the rooftop restaurant and bar – Ward7.
This gin and whisky bar will have signature cocktails inspired by Colombo 7 London Dry Gin by Rockland and will be exclusively served in Ward7. Feel on top of the world when you dig into the many sharing platters ranging from Crispy and Crunchy platter to Sushi platter or indulge in a hotdog of your choice with toppings varying from Jalapeno peppers, Swiss cheese, ranch dressing, mustard, sour celery, pork ham and much more. Mix and make your own specialised hotdog to your liking while taking in the cool breeze at the rooftop.
Have a moment with yourself when you dip into the rooftop infinity pool and spot the many attractions in the city. A relaxing swim with the wind sweeping in whilst witnessing the majestic Indian Ocean touch the ever changing sky taking many a luminous colours is a scene you must capture and cherish forever. Furthermore, get your morning glory on at the fully equipped rooftop gym all set to add life to your day or pamper yourself to a therapeutic treatment at our in-house spa. Treat yourself to a healthy breakfast at the Ward7 designed especially for you after a swim or workout at the rooftop.
Located in the heart of the city, Jetwing Colombo Seven brings to you conference facilities that can accommodate up to 150 individuals and a meeting room that can cater to 50 participants. Your business meetings and important business deals can be sealed here with our fully fledged conference facilities and service to your every liking. With an entire floor dedicated for your business forums have the benefit of privacy and professionalism in a peaceful setting at Jetwing Colombo Seven.
Speaking on the opening of Jetwing Colombo Seven, Jetwing Chairman Hiran Cooray said: “Today, we make history. For the first time in Colombo, we will bring resort living into an urban space through Jetwing Colombo Seven – the first mixed development star class project in the city. The property will also function as a flagship of Jetwing Symphony, the future of Sri Lankan tourism, and will offer a space for everyone; from business to leisure travellers, from foodies to corporates, we have it all. Welcome to Jetwing Colombo Seven, the only one of its kind to reflect the proud history of the city”.
With legendary service and offerings placed at the core, Jetwing Hotels has over the years surpassed expectations and has set trends that are unmatched. Introducing the true home of Sri Lankan hospitality to the vivacious city is this Jetwing Symphony property promising a stay that will transform your city life. As a home grown true Sri Lankan brand, Jetwing Hotels thrives to make Sri Lanka proud!
Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 44 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. In line with the Jetwing Hotels Sustainable Strategy, across all properties sustainable and responsible practices are given precedence with resource efficiency, community upliftment and education, and awareness being some of its key focus areas.
Q: How long has Jetwing been in the hospitality industry of Sri Lanka, and how many properties are currently owned/managed?
A: 44 years as of 2017 – 19 hotels/resorts and 11 villas with 1,258 rooms.
Q: What sets the Jetwing brand apart?
A: We are a family owned company since inception, and believe in our unique brand of Sri Lankan hospitality. Complemented by stunning design and a steadfast dedication to sustainable practice along with community development, we provide our guests with their own space in which to live, relax, and enjoy the best of Sri Lanka. We are in essence a home grown Sri Lankan brand that continues to do Sri Lanka proud!
Q: What exactly is Jetwing Symphony?
A: Simply put, the future of Sri Lankan tourism. We have always transformed the industry, beginning with the first manmade wetland at Jetwing Vil Uyana and the first agro tourism based resort with Jetwing Kaduruketha. Jetwing Symphony is the investment arm through which all our new properties in new destinations will be launched under, beginning with Jetwing Yala in 2014.
Q: How many properties are currently under Jetwing Symphony?
A: Jetwing Yala, Yala – 90 rooms
Jetwing Kaduruketha, Wellawaya – 25 eco-lodges
Jetwing Lake, Dambulla – 90 rooms and four suites
Jetwing Colombo Seven, Colombo – 70 rooms and 28 serviced apartments
Jetwing Pottuvil Point, Arugam Bay – 20 chalets*
Jetwing Kandy Gallery, Kandy and property in Uppuveli**
*currently under construction
**currently in the planning stages
Q: How much is the total investment in Jetwing Symphony, and what benefits will the new venture bring?
A: Currently, the total investment is just over Rs. 10 billion – with just over 50% of the entire investment funded by us and like-minded strategic partners. Over the next two years, we hope to see a total of 400 rooms added to our inventory, along with at least 650 direct jobs being created.