China’s Plateno takes over Ranna 212 resort in Tangalle

  • Giant global hotel chain Group expands footprint in Sri Lanka via management deal; city hotel under ZMAX brand to open in 2017


China-based global hotel chain giant Plateno Group has taken over the management of Ranna 212 resort in Tangalle as part of expanding its footprint in Sri Lanka with its city hotel under Zmax brand slated for opening in 2017. Plateno said Ranna 212 Beach Resort Tangalle will join Plateno’s Portofino Brand as Portofino Resort Tangalle starting from September 2015.
Portofino Brand is the luxury collection of city hotels, resorts and serviced apartments perfect for guests who are used to luxurious lifestyles and exquisite service and facilities.

According to’s July/August 2015 Hotels issue, the Guangzhou, China-based Plateno Hotels Group is ranked seventh biggest globally and Asia’s biggest with 3,717 hotels with 442,490 rooms. Its 7 Days Inn is the biggest budget hotel chain with 2,725 hotels with 380,456 rooms.

Plateno said it is expanding its regional footprint by opening resorts in the prime holiday locations in various Asian destinations, signalling a dramatic expansion and displaying its strong position a diversified hotel operatorwith 20 hotels open or under development throughout the region in eight countries.  Ranna will be Plateno’s secondhotel in Sri Lanka, the first beinga ZMAXslated to open in Colombo in 2017.

Portofino Resort Tangalle is a trendy Sri Lankan beach resort on the deep south coast, strategically located just a short distance from Srilanka’s second international airport. The Hotel features 21 suites and 34 deluxe rooms,fuses a fine selection of restaurants and bars with uncompromising service and spectacular views.  The Plateno Hotels group was founded in 2005 in China beginning with the 7 Days Inn hotel brand. Plateno Hotels Group consist of a large family of 14 brands including MaisonAlbar, Portofino, and H12 hotels, all providing a full service luxury lodging experience; Zmax, James Joyce Coffetel and Lavande Hotels all providing a midscale select service lodging experience and 7 Days Premium, 7 Days Inn and IU Hotels are providing a design driven, lifestyle experience at an affordable budget price.

Plateno Hotels Group is also the exclusive development partner and operator of 400 Hampton by Hilton Hotels to be rolled out across China over the next five years. Plateno Hotels Group is ranked as the number one hotel group in Asia and seventh globally in terms of total hotels with over 3,500 hotels operating or under development in nine countries.

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