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First phase of Earl’s Regent Hotel Negombo opens with Rs. 850 Mn investment

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Pinning another star class property to the Negombo hotel catalogue, stage one of Earl’s Regent Hotel Negombo with beach frontage was opened recently.

GM, Gunasena

Owned and operated by Earls Group of Hotels, the property offers 31 rooms and two suites which all have special handmade paintings and are equipped with modern imported amenities. The first stage has seen a Rs. 850 million investment and under the second stage, 50 more rooms, a two large banquet hall to accommodate 700 guests and a roof top restaurant would be introduced and a further Rs 400 million would be invested.

General Manager Earls Regent Hotel Negombo Dinusha Gunasena said that more than 60% of the second stage is completed and was expected to be ready by mid 2023. The Earls Regent Negombo also has a 24 hour reception and a large restaurant and bar area and a swimming pool and a large garden area spread in an one acre of land. Counting over 25 years in the hospitality industry and having worked in Switzerland, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and the Maldives, Gunasena said that the hotel has many attractions the competitors do not have.

“We will be introducing special Ayurvedic treatment, wellness and Yoga packages along with special Sleep Therapy sessions which would be ideal for healing and stress relieving. “We have already hired qualified therapists for this segment.”

He said that their main market is Europian with an average stay around 4 days, airport traffic as well as locals especially during the holidays and weekends. “I am quite confident that this property will be one of the most sought- after hotels in the Negombo area not only by foreign tourist but by locals as well, because of its ideal beach front location with additional new unique features, such as, kite surfacing and various water sports activities, organic meals.”

The Earls Group has also invested around Rs. 4 billion in the last two years in hotels in Beruwala, Colombo, Kandy and in Katunayake and Kurunegala which are to be opened next year. The management has also acquired two boutique hotels offering 90 rooms in Japan which is their first leisure venture overseas and are looking for opportunities in the Maldives as well.




Thursday, December 29, 2022 – 01:00

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