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Wickets, Fixtures And Sunsets

Wickets, Fixtures And Sunsets

As the world gears up for the Cricket World Cup 2011, Sri Lanka’s newest collection of Pavilions is making preparations for its cricketing guests at Serene Pavilions, before, during and after the Test Series.

Just 4 months since opening, this prestigious luxury boutique hotel has already enjoyed the company of two well known cricketers as guests, the legendary Geoff Cook, Coach for County Durham Cricket team and Kumar Sangakarra, Sri Lanka’s charismatic cricket Captain.

Cricket is also high on the agenda with the hotel’s Chairman, British entrepreneur and Chairman of County Durham Cricket Board, Clive W. Leach CBE, who is also a member of the ECB Cricket Committee as well as the Deputy Chairman / Chief Executive, Anura Lokuhetty, both of whom are avid cricket followers.

Commenting, Clive Leach adds, “Serene Pavilions is a perfect match for cricket players and spectators alike on tour to Sri Lanka seeking utmost privacy and total relaxation. We offer pure luxury on an international scale. Serene Pavilions is a new concept in Sri Lanka and we wish to appeal to the discerning guest seeking genuine and personalised service in tranquil surroundings. Our strategic coastal location serves key areas in Sri Lanka and is especially convenient for the two major cricket centres of Galle and Colombo, and hence offers a stylish new residence for visitors travelling to next year’s World Cup.”

With the World Cup taking place in March next year, transfers to Colombo for guests will be included in Serene’s Cricket Packages. Anura Lokuhetty adds, “The hotel is conveniently located just 45 minutes away from Colombo. We will arrange for our guests to be driven to the matches and refreshments and meals will be arranged by the guests’ own Butler. Serene Pavilions is a haven to which cricket enthusiasts can return between games to enjoy the spectacular sunsets or relax in both privacy and luxury.”


Nestled amidst a 7 acre coconut grove with vast lotus-filled ponds throughout the landscaped gardens, Serene Pavilions accommodates up to 28 guests while 24 hour Butler service ensures guests receive the highest level of professional hospitality. The Pavilions Restaurant boasts of uninterrupted ocean views for every diner and is the perfect backdrop to its culinary masterpieces of fusion cuisine. On garden level with direct access to the beach is The Amritha Bar which provides the perfect spectators lounge for impressive sunsets. Other facilities include the central swimming pool with its uniquely submerged Jacuzzi beds, a library, exclusive gem boutique, Ayurveda Spa, gym and tennis court.