Mövenpick Hotel Colombo opens in Sri Lanka

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts has opened a strikingly-modern property in Colombo, introducing a unique hospitality concept that brings attitude and altitude to the Sri Lankan capital. The 24-floor Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is the first international five-star property to open in the city in 25 years, a milestone that reflects the country’s new-found energy and optimism. … More Mövenpick Hotel Colombo opens in Sri Lanka

Jetwing’s Hiran Ukwatte–Judge at World Lifesaving Championships

Taking pride in being the home of Sri Lankan hospitality, Jetwing Hotels focuses on sustainable practice through the efforts of associates. One such individual bringing these initiatives to life is Jetwing Yala’s Water Safety Manager, Hiran Ukwatte who with his commitment and drive represented Sri Lanka as a judge for World Lifesaving Championships in the … More Jetwing’s Hiran Ukwatte–Judge at World Lifesaving Championships

Blissful escapism into the natural world at Jetwing Yala and Jetwing Tented Villas

Imagine the wild growths of an untamed semi-arid jungle – red dust, thick scrub and lakes as still as glass. Imagine also, the life this wilderness holds – from the graceful wings of endemic and migrant birds to the quiet footfalls of the elusive leopard. Now imagine waking up with all this wonder outside your … More Blissful escapism into the natural world at Jetwing Yala and Jetwing Tented Villas

Dusit Thani Sri Lanka placed at top of charts for international investment with Chestertons

Dusit Thani Sri Lanka, Beachfront Balapitiya announced partnership with Chestertons International for Sri Lanka’s one and only beach front, luxury, high-rise, investment apartments available to foreign investors. Through the recent partnership with Chestertons, The Beachfront Balapitiya (an Indola Group development), managed by luxury brand and world-renowned hospitality leader, Dusit International, is poised to become the … More Dusit Thani Sri Lanka placed at top of charts for international investment with Chestertons

Abolishing minimum rates will disturb Sri Lanka hotel investments: hotelier

Aug 22, 2016 (LBO) – Sharp fluctuations in hotel revenues will prevent long term planning and investment in Sri Lanka’s hotel sector, especially if minimum rates are abolished, says Sanath Ukwatte, chairman of Mt. Lavinia Hotel. Tourism Development ministry said last month it plans to abolish the minimum room rates for both luxury and normal … More Abolishing minimum rates will disturb Sri Lanka hotel investments: hotelier

Sri Lanka advised not to ignore mid-range hotel development

By Rohan Gunasekera ECONOMYNEXT – Although a lot of investments are going into building up-market hotels to attract high spenders, Sri Lanka should not lose sight of the need to cater to domestic and mid-range tourists, a hospitality forum in Colombo was told. Kevin Wallace, Managing Director, Dream Hotel Group, said Sri Lanka has a … More Sri Lanka advised not to ignore mid-range hotel development

Sri Lanka to Host Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference

Aug 15, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka, one of the top two emerging hotel and resort markets in Asia, is to host the first Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC), a top-level gathering of international investors, business leaders, government ministers and officials. President Maithripala Sirisena is supporting the conference as its patron. The AHTIC … More Sri Lanka to Host Asia Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference

New boutique beach hotel to open in Sri Lanka

The company behind the recent KK by George boutique hotel in Galle has unveiled plans to open a new property on Sri Lanka’s coast. Scheduled to launch in December 2016, the new KK Beach is being billed as a “contemporary beachfront boutique hotel and beach club”. Located near Habaraduwa, 12km from Galle on the island’s … More New boutique beach hotel to open in Sri Lanka

Airbnb grows 172-pct in Sri Lanka to 8,000 properties

ECONOMYNEXT – Airbnb, an online booking engine listing rooms and apartments said it had seen a 172 percent growth in listing in Sri Lanka to 8,000 properties in the 12 months to June, an official said. Mike Orgill, director of public policy Asia Pacific at Airbnb, said usage had grown 131 percent to 82,000 to … More Airbnb grows 172-pct in Sri Lanka to 8,000 properties

Sri Lanka to abolish hotel minimum rates by next year

July 29, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Tourism Development ministry has decided to abolish the minimum room rates imposed on city hotels with effect from 31st March 2017. This decision has been taken by the Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga based on a recommendation of the Tourism Advisory Council which comprises of key players in … More Sri Lanka to abolish hotel minimum rates by next year