Goldi Sands Hotel to open on November 27

Goldi Sands Hotel Managing Director Eric Suriyasena and team at the WTM.
Some other highlights from WTM yesterday. Pictures by Shirajiv Sirimane

One of oldest hotels in Negombo, the Goldi Sands will be reopened on November 27 after a major refurbishment. The hotel was closed for six months for this operation.

Suriya Resorts have invested around Rs. 250 million for the uplift of the hotel.

“We will also be upgraded to a three star property and will be the only classified such hotel in the area,”Managing Director of the hotel,Eric Suriyasena said. A former artist and batik designer, he opened Goldi Sands 40 years ago with 40 rooms and today has a total of 72 rooms and three suites.

He said that their main market are the British, French and the Germans and they have also seen increased arrivals from China.Meanwhile the four day World Travel Market closes today. WTM London, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.

Almost 51,500 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL – London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM. WTM London is part of Reed Travel Exhibition’s World Travel Market events, which also includes Arabian Travel Market, World Travel Market Latin America and World Travel Market Africa.

Source : http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=business/goldi-sands-hotel-open-november-27#sthash.JJqwL7uM.dpuf

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