JETWING HOTELS DOMINATES TOP 25 SRI LANKAN HOTELS LIST
by Jetwing · Published · Updated
In 1973, the destiny of Sri Lankan tourism changed. From humble beginnings in the fishing town of Negombo, a small family owned company grew to be a pioneering force in the industry, and is now renowned the world over for its simple values and its promise of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality. Jetwing Hotels is now the largest resort chain in the island, with 21 properties within the country. As befitting a reputation of excellence and being Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality brand, 4 Jetwing properties have been listed in the recently published Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka by TripAdvisor as part of their 2014 Travelers’ Choice Awards.
In 3rd place comes Haridra Resort and Spa by Jetwing, located in the cosy environs of Wadduwa. This 32 suite resort features a spa dedicated to the ancient healing art of Ayurveda, and is the perfect destination for a family vacation. Jetwing Lighthouse, Bawa’s finest creation for the hospitality industry, and a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is placed 5th; Jetwing Lagoon, Sri Lanka’s first resort and master Geoffrey Bawa’s first resort design comes in at 8th place. Last, not least is Jetwing Beach, another member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World which is listed in the number 12 slot.
It doesn’t stop there, however. Jetwing Vil Uyana, voted amongst the World’s Best Ecolodges by National Geographic Traveler is listed under Top 25 Small Hotels in Sri Lanka (No. 12), Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka (No. 9), and quite appropriately, Top 25 Hotels for Romance (No. 11). Jetwing Lighthouse joins the eco-resort under the Top 25 Luxury Hotels list, coming in at No. 12 along with Jetwing Blue at No. 24; and is also listed under Top 25 Hotels for Romance at No. 16.
“We love it when a visitor comes to any of our properties and leaves with a smile, knowing that our service and our product is simple yet superior in every way. Through TripAdvisor, it’s refreshing to hear about different experiences, and our guests also provide us with comments that help us improve. My congratulations go out to all the other hotels who are on the Top 25 list, as it is through our efforts that Sri Lanka grows in stature as a premier tourist destination” said Hiran Cooray, Chairman of Jetwing.
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Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 40 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. Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Programme.
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