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17 May 2012
The best hotels, hotel architecture, interiors, construction and design across the entire Asia Pacific region were celebrated at the J W Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur on April 27.
14 May 2012
The name ‘Jetwing' has long been associated with caring, and a commitment to hospitality as well as the environment. For almost 40 years, the family owned company has grown tremendously, from humble beginnings in Negombo in 1963. Future projects, planned to bear fruit in the next three years, include the doubling of the current room inventory.
26 Apr 2012
The deep South beaches of Sri Lanka are always deep blue and magnificently attractive, but Kahandamodara, off four km from Ranna stands out from the rest. The unspoilt beach stretch of Kahandamodara is the cradle for the latest hideaway ‘Ranna 212'.
19 Apr 2012
Ceylon Continental Hotel takes center stage this April season in Nuwara Eliya with, Heist on the Hills. This has been inspired by our most recent endeavour – Continental Outdoors, the new outdoor catering unit.
17 Apr 2012
Divya Lagoon Resort opened its doors in Kalpitiya recently, making it the first star class luxury boutique hotel to be constructed on the Dutch Bay, in the new Tourism Zone of Kalpitiya
12 May 2011
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29 Apr 2011
The holiday season is over, but for some travellers, the vacation still continues till mid May with long weekends. Though the season for the blooming of the scarlet Erabadu flowers, .....
31 Mar 2011
The sands of the famed Negombo beach carry memories with the wind; seeing much change over the years, such as the former Blue Oceanic Hotel being magically transformed into a property of luxury and elegance,
18 Jan 2011
Sunshine Travels – a subsidiary of Sunshine Holdings Ltd., one of the leading investment conglomerates in Sri Lanka – are further expanding their business in the hotels segment with substantial investments towards innovative new developments.
11 Jan 2011
Today I took time out to visit another place that is close to my heart and is perhaps my third home. I remember taking the 112 double decker bus to visit my aunts in Kotahena when I was a kid and the best part of the journey was seeing the harbour lit at dusk.
29 Dec 2010
Esna Villas, a company fully owned by Esna Holdings, has invested in a beach property on Nilaveli beach, Trincomalee with a 144 feet beach frontage. This project, which is valued at USD 1 million, is the company's first foray into the leisure sector.
28 Dec 2010
Year after year, from the zoo to a four year olds birthday party we see animals being used as showcases, as spectacles to be jeered at, laughed at and clapped for.
28 Dec 2010
This week in Loafer’s Diary we feature the hot spots for shopping in some of the busiest towns in Colombo.Presenting to you Pettah, Nugegoda, Kiribathgoda and Wattala in all their glory.
23 Dec 2010
Hotel Thilanka in Kandy is one of the few hotels in the city that can boast about years of experience and the old world charm. Nearly two and half dacades ago, Hotel Thilanka was one of the oldest hotels to join the new Kandyan era of the post tourism boom in the seventies.
23 Dec 2010
Ceylon Continental will be hosting two sensational events to usher in the New Year - Continental Flight 2011 at the Sapphire Ballroom and the exclusive Hush! at the Hotel’s rooftop Cat’s Eye ballroom.
21 Dec 2010
Today I ventured into the busy city of Maradana. Packed withhistory, stories and beautiful buildings and not to forget tasty food, this city captures the essence of Sri Lanka.
14 Dec 2010
Today I decided to explore a town closer to my own home.Battaramulla is one of the biggest towns located in the suburbs of Colombo and it seems to be getting bigger by the day.
07 Dec 2010
Today's town featured in Loafer's Diary is another place that has revamped its personality. When I was younger I dreamt of taking the 112 in order to enjoy the ride from Kotahena to Maharagama.
30 Nov 2010
This was the question running in the minds of many people along the shores of the island a few years ago when it became apparent that turtle hatcheries were a lucrative tourist attraction.
30 Nov 2010
Although I don’t have any specific memory of the town I’m featuring today, I remember the long drives my family and I used to take when we visited relatives.
16 Nov 2010
The Human Elephant conflict has plagued the minds of conservationists and environmental activists in Sri Lanka for over 60 years now. From the beginning of development activities the Elephas Maximus Maximus or as it is more commonly known the Sri Lankan elephant has been deprived of its habitat.
10 Nov 2010
09 Nov 2010
Today in loafer’s diary, we travel towards the north of Colombo to explore Sri Lanka’s ‘Little Rome.’ Located 7 km from the Bandaranayke International Airport, Negombo is famous for its beach, crafts and is a hotspot with tourists. It also houses the second largest fish market in the country.
12 Oct 2010
The DestinAsian correspondents visit dozens of new properties across Asia and Oceania and select only those that, in their esteemed opinion, excel in terms of design, location, service and value.
07 Oct 2010
Yet another year to celebrate Germany’s largest festival…..where better than at The Bavarian German Restaurant & Pub.
16 Aug 2010
Sri Lanka’s KumbukRiver has been included in a list of the world’s top 20 most unusual hotels, just announced by an international portal dedicated to the unusual and the audacious, a statement said.
06 May 2010
On Mother's Day, people around the world take the time to honour their mums, as they appreciate and thank them for their love and encouragement. Generally, festivities centre on the emotions shared within
29 Apr 2010
Jetwing Hotels promised to provide a truly traditional Avurudhu experience for the whole family and they certainly delivered on that promise.
22 Apr 2010
The spotlight will be on Colombo when the glitter and shine of Bollywood cinema and the industry’s best arrive in Sri Lanka for the 11th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards ceremony scheduled to
01 Apr 2010
22nd March was a special day for the Elephant Transit Home at the Uda Walawe National Park, as four young elephants were released to their natural habitat in the wilds of the Lunugamwehera.
08 Aug 2020