Located just under a 30-minute drive from the International Airport in Negombo, Wattura comprises 27 villas and suites located on a pristine swathe of sand, between Waikkal Beach and the Gin Oya Estuary.
Having earlier this year taken over leadership of Galle Face Hotel, which opened in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez, Breaking Travel News here talks to Robert Hauck about the tremendous sense of responsibility he feels to reinvigorate the property. Speaking at World Travel Market in London, he also tells us about the many connections between the Sri Lankan hotel and the Britain.
The legendary Galle Face Hotel, which opened in 1864 and is the oldest hotel east of Suez, has appointed a new general manager and area vice president as it seeks to re-establish its position as Asia’s most illustrious and historic hotel.
With the island recognised as Asia’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination by the World Travel Awards, Dihan Senevirathne, chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the prestigious honour.
Having been recognised as Sri Lanka’s Leading Hotel by voters at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony, George Koumendakos, general manager at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo, celebrates with Breaking Travel News.
Louis T Collection has named Robert Hauck general manager of the iconic Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 2016, Louis T Collection signed a joint development agreement with The Galle Face Hotel Group which made Louis T service providers for the historic Galle Face Hotel.
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka, has appointed Moshi Perera to the role of general manager.
Qatar Airways continues to demonstrate strong global growth with the announcement of new flights to Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The airline has responded to continued robust demand from passengers by increasing its Colombo service from four to five flights per day from September 1st, just one month after the last frequency increase.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open on December 1st. The hotel will be the second property in Sri Lanka for the luxury Asian hospitality group – joining Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, which opened in June 2016.
Qatar Airways has announced it will introduce a fourth daily non-stop service from Doha to Colombo from August 1st. In addition two of the four daily flights will be serviced by the B777-300ER aircraft to accommodate the increased travel demand to and from Sri Lanka.
Onyx Hospitality Group has launched a brand-new Amari property in Sri Lanka’s historic southwest coastal city of Galle. The 172-room Amari Galle, located a short distance from the Unesco World Heritage Galle Fort, is Onyx’s third hotel in Sri Lanka.