The Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality Group announces the appointment of Krishantha Damunupola as hotel manager for the soon-to-open OZO Kandy. Mr Damunupola has held a number of senior management roles in the hotel industry for more than 20 years, including three years as operations manager for Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik in Croatia, one of the highest rated Hilton Worldwide properties in Europe. He has also been in the management teams of Hilton Worldwide MEA, Universal Resorts and Oberoi Hotels & Resorts.
Commenting on his new venture, Mr Damunupola said, “I am delighted to be a part of the ever growing OZO brand, pioneering the art of modern hospitality in Sri Lanka, and am looking forward to opening the first international hotel property in my hometown of Kandy. The hill capital of Sri Lanka provides the perfect setting for the second OZO with its many exciting sites and unique heritage.”
As the hotel manager of OZO Kandy, he will be responsible for recruiting and training team members, maintaining financial records and budgets, promoting and marketing the hotel, accepting room bookings, and ensuring compliance with health and safety legislations for successful operations of the hotel.
OZO is a trendy hotel brand that aims to satisfying travellers who are looking for an insider’s experience, a good night’s sleep, great connectivity and fine meals, whilst revitalising the idea of smart travel. The 122-room OZO Kandy will be strategically located in the heart of the city with direct views of the mountains and Kandy Lake. Hotel facilities will include one all day dining restaurant, OZO’s innovative grab-and-go outlet, EAT2GO and a stylish rooftop lounge, BOMMU located on the 5th floor. Recreational facilities will include an open-air swimming pool and a fitness room; offering guests a hassle-free travel experience in a modern environment.