Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa and his wife Pushpa Rajapaksa inspect a fully refurbished room at Jetwing Sea along with Jetwing Chairman Hiran Cooray
(Pic. by Chaminda Hittatiya)
Jetwing Sea hotel, formerly known as Jetwing Seashells was ceremonially opened last Saturday by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.
The new revamped beach resort boasts of 83 rooms including two suites tucked away on the topmost floor, offering the tourists an undisturbed view of the Indian Ocean.
Jetwing Sea is the result of a substantial investment in excess of US$ 5m, between Jetwing Hotels and Zinc Journeys which is a part of the extensive Chaudhary Group based in Nepal.
The property retains a blend of both the old and the new, with unique interiors that warm and delight the eyes, accentuated by brilliantly sunlit exteriors. The redesign ably met the challenge of breathing new life into the old wing by adding new facilities and a whole new experience for guests, bringing the hotel on par with other luxury properties.
The revamped design is the product of internationally renowned architect Murad Ismail, a student of the world renowned late Geoffrey Bawa's style of minimalist architecture. Murad has been able to introduce deft touches to the original edifice, using his considerable years of experience and knowledge to recreate Jetwing Seashells into a luxurious and modern seaside retreat.