Sri Lanka will see the development of two new hotels over the next year after ONYX Hospitality Group recently signed management agreements with Sino Lanka Hotels.
ONYX, a Thailand-based management company, will be looking after two stylish hotels that will provide Sri Lanka holidays in Colombo and Galle from late 2013.
Sri Lanka is one of the most vibrant destinations in the Asia Pacific and one that is experiencing dynamic growth in tourism, commented Peter Henley, the president of ONYX Hospitality Group.
We plan to make it a key hub for ONYX going forward.
The two new Sri Lanka hotels will both operate under the OZO brand, which provides stylish and practical accommodation and facilities for travellers.
The Colombo OZO hotel will be located on Marine Drive on the coast and just five kilometres from the centre of the capital city. Guests will be able to enjoy beautiful views from a choice of 160 rooms during cultural Sri Lanka holidays in the country’s capital city, as well a sophisticated rooftop caf and refreshing swimming pool.
Tourists heading to the oceanfront Galle OZO property for beach holidays in Sri Lanka, will be able to enjoy the pristine sandy stretch of beach with its landscaped swimming pool and a selection of dining outlets. The hotel is located two kilometres from the famous Galle Fort and each of the propertys 148 rooms offer stunning views of the coastline.
The chairman of Sino-Lanka hotels, Bob Kundanmal, said: We aim to be at the forefront of hotel development in Sri Lanka in the next decade and we see the OZO brand as an ideal platform for bringing style and innovation to the mid-market sector.
We look forward to working with ONYX over the coming years to bring these first projects to life.
Since the end of the countrys decades-long civil war in 2009, Sri Lankas tourism industry has boomed. Travellers have regained confidence in returning to the island nation for holidays and the Sri Lanka Tourism Authority has been working hard to promote the country as a safe tourist destination in many countries across the world.
The Indian Ocean country is renowned for its beautiful natural landscapes and diverse ecosystem. Tourists can make the most out of their holidays in Sri Lanka by visiting hundreds of sandy beaches and heritage sites including ancient cities and colonial forts, or hiking through wildlife sanctuaries, thriving nature parks, and up majestic mountains.