Tea centred KDU Group owns the resort
The Hilton Group final week introduced the commissioning of a brand new 78-room trendy resort at Weerawila close to Hambantota that it will likely be managing.
The regionally owned property, Double Tree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort, is a spanking new three-story trendy resort in Weerawila owned by KDU Adventures (Personal) Restricted. It joins Hilton Colombo and Hilton Colombo Residences because the third resort to be managed by Hilton in Sri Lanka.
The KDU Group headed by Mr Saman Upasena is described as probably the most profitable household owned conglomerates right here comprising 15 thriving subsidiaries, together with tea factories, hospitality, exports, actual property, petroleum and a hydro energy plant.
The tea trade lies on the core of the group which is now a number one tea producer and exporter, with a number of the largest cutting-edge factories in Sri Lanka.
Hilton mentioned that six extra resort properties right here belonging to the Melwa (Metal) Group which it is going to handle is within the pipeline.
It mentioned the Weerawila resort is situated amongst lush chicken sanctuaries and within the midst of three of Asia’s most visited wildlife parks. It would embrace “an exquisite ballroom, nature-inspired meeting spaces, stunning restaurants and bars” and make it a “pure selection for enterprise and leisure vacationers alike.
“We are thrilled to launch our first DoubleTree by Hilton resort in Sri Lanka with the opening of this stunning property which joins our Hilton portfolio in the country. The unique features of the resort, coupled with its location in the heart of Weerawila, makes it a prime choice for domestic and international travelers alike. I am confident DoubleTree by Hilton Weerawila Rajawarna Resort will be top of mind for those who are looking for an idyllic getaway while seeking the comfort of a well-recognized hotel brand that consistently delivers service that is authentic, reliable and straight from the heart,” mentioned Paul Hutton, Vice President Operations South East Asia for Hilton.
The resort is situated 25 kilometers from Mattala Rajapakse Worldwide Airport – a handy 28-minute drive away – and simply over a half hour drive from Hambantota Port district and can also be uniquely located throughout the Weerawila Chicken Sanctuary which is residence to over 400 species of birds and simply minutes away from widespread vacationer points of interest resembling Kataragama Sacred Metropolis, Bundala and Yala Nationwide Parks.
Hilton mentioned “DoubleTree by Hilton” is one in all their quickest rising manufacturers with a presence of greater than 600 upscale accommodations throughout 47 nations.
“Over the past decade, the brand has experienced exponential growth, close to quadrupling in size to accommodate the world’s thriving economic and business centers and growing tourism industries,” mentioned Shawn McAteer, international model head, DoubleTree by Hilton. “We are delighted to welcome this great new addition to our portfolio which is ideal for travelers seeking an unrivaled retreat underscored by superior service and hospitality.”