Sabaragamuwa gets four star hotel
Grand Udawalawa Safari Resort has invested Rs 500 million to
construct a four star hotel in the Sabaragamuwa province that will open
in March 2012 with 55 rooms.
The target market for the Udawalawa Safari Resort will be mainly
business community, both local and foreigners. “Grand Udawalawa Safari
Resort’s Director Anura Vithanage told Daily News Business that,
Udawalawe has become a major tourist destination that will receive
millions of visitors per year. But, there are not enough quality hotels
in the area,” he said.
The hotel will employ more than 100 full time staff with their
scheduled opening next year.
“Rooms in the Udawalawa Safari Resort will increase under the second
and third phase of the construction,” he said. The Sri Lanka Tourism
Development Authority has recorded a significant increase in tourist
arrivals to the country during 2011. “We anticipate this trend to
increase and to support additional arrivals we want to build more
rooms,” he said.