Mandara Resort and Spa Weligama introduces River side wing

Assistant Manager of the hotel, Ganga Priyadharshani and Assistant Front Office Manager, Damith Ratnayake.

 

 

Mandara Resort and Spa Weligama have invested over Rs. 300 million to introduce a River side wing to their resort with addition 14 rooms. The owning company, Rosan Group has also invested a further Rs. 100 million to build a modern reception hall that could accommodate over 350 guests.

Assistant Manager of the hotel, Ganga Priyadharshani said that this is the biggest reception hall in the area. “This would be open by end of February.”

She said that they built the River side facility to increase to the growing demands for the hotel. The Weligama is also becoming emerging destination for both local and foreign tourists.

“To meet their dining demands we are also building a sea side restaurant (Wadiya) which would be open tot eh public as well.”

Assistant Front Office Manager, Damith Ratnayake said that the hotel was also looking at introducing water sport facilities and are looking to buy two water scooters. “We are looking at Bombardier water scooters imported from Canada.”

Members of the Bombardier water scooters local company was at the hotel recently and they said that the Waters in Madara was ideally suited for water sports.

“We have already supplied several scooters to hotels in Trincomalee, Kalpitiya, Hikkaduwa and other areas.”

Managing Director, Sagara Palihawadana said they regularly participate in major travel shows across the world and these marketing have helped to maintain high occupancies. We also see and increase demand and this is the reason we decided to reinvest in additional rooms.”

He also said that the group had invested Rs. 100 million for a new kitchen and also improvements in the lobby and other areas.

Mandara Resort and Spa was also awarded the “Golden Award” at the Matara Chamber of Commerce and Industry Annual Business awards last year. Resort hotel has a large open swimming pool with fiber optic lights to illuminate in the night.

It was the first pool with fiber optic to be built in the South.

Source : http://www.dailynews.lk/?q=2015/12/31/business/mandara-resort-and-spa-weligama-introduces-river-side-wing

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