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Marriott International has signed an agreement with Weligama Hotel Properties Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of East West Properties PLC, to open a hotel in Sri Lanka, the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa 2014 – this will be Marriott's first property on the Indian Ocean island.

The 200-room, 11-storey Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, will be operated under Marriott's flagship Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand.

"Marriott is delighted to be extending its portfolio and opening a world-class hotel in Sri Lanka," commented Simon Cooper, president and managing director Marriott, Asia Pacific. "Sri Lanka is a destination that has great potential and opportunity and we hope to capitalise on that and establish a strong presence in the country. We are confident that the reputation of Marriott Hotels and Resorts and the power of Marriott Rewards, our loyalty programme, will create great interest from both local and international travellers and be successful in promoting the beautiful area of Weligama Bay, as well as the country itself as this is our first hotel here."

Commenting on the project Nahil Wijesuriya, Chairman, East West Properties PLC said, "We are among the first companies in Sri Lanka to sign up with an international branded hotel company and to open as early as 2014. The resort is being built according to Marriott International's five star brand standards, with a beach frontage of 115 meters on the Galle-Matara road in the South-East of the country. The construction is being carried out in-house by East West Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd. so we have direct control of every aspect of the construction of the resort and are confident that it will be of the highest standards and quality,”.

Marriott International is a world renowned operator and franchiser of a broad portfolio of hotels and resorts which include Bulgari Hotels and Resorts and The Ritz Carlton. Marriott International currently operates over 3,700 hotels in over 73 countries and territories around the globe. Marriott Hotels and Resorts are Marriott International's signature and most widely distributed brand and is also known for the world's largest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards.
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  • Amila.Gla.G Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:45 AM

    Good if the tourist`s are really coming to this country. Other wise live with faults figures in a faults paradise.

    Amila.Gla.G Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:47 AM

    Ravana .You said a mouth full.

    AMG Wednesday, 11 July 2012 05:38 AM

    Clean Suit Empty Pockets

    joan Wednesday, 11 July 2012 07:00 PM

    wow, this is good sign for our tourism industry. Marriotte is upmarket hotel. yes we need more rich tourists too

    J.A.D.P Sampath Monday, 13 January 2014 06:59 AM

    I need waiter job

    shantha madawelas Wednesday, 11 July 2012 06:10 AM

    how much shares MR's family getting....

    Game Over Wednesday, 11 July 2012 10:57 AM

    We heard of many other Hotels that were to come in the past and still waiting. Where are they? As far as I am concerned, it is a Election Gimmick for the village idiot

    John Wednesday, 11 July 2012 06:40 AM

    dont blame other people for your inability to do well in life. Work hard and be an Entrepreneur. Life will bring you sucess.

    ind Wednesday, 11 July 2012 06:28 AM

    Karath weradi nokarath weradi !

    Suhail modera Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:17 AM

    It’s because of Sri Lanka’s successful strategy implementation in tourism industry recent past "Good Move" & Good Luck…

    rasthiyaadhukaaraya Thursday, 12 July 2012 05:34 PM

    Have you ever heard something called MARRIOT? Marriot is the world third largest hotel chain. 200 rooms mean average foreign currency income of LKR 500 million, annually. And, this hotel will feed at least 150 families in the country. Be possitive, man!!

    md shiran don Sunday, 31 January 2016 11:04 AM

    Waligama mariott job

    Mayson Baas Thursday, 12 July 2012 02:15 AM

    has anyone asked you to fund this project ? do you know how many people in Weligama area will gain employment because of these projects during construction and after construction ?

    Ravana Wednesday, 11 July 2012 07:18 AM

    John, going by your comment I'm sure you must be having the good end of the yard stick unlike the majority people living in SL. Most of us work hard but sadly everything we earn goes back to the government coffers (one way or another) to keep up the lavish lifestyles of these so called people's representatives. I mean ALL of them - they must surely think we have horns on our heads to buy the cheap crap they dish out to us on a daily basis.

    So let the show go on. The actors and actresses must after all make their ritual appearances to keep us entertained and people like you can continue to think we don't work hence the reason for no success.

    Hussain Wednesday, 11 July 2012 07:30 AM

    Or go into politics and you will end up being rich.

    LongLeg Wednesday, 11 July 2012 07:45 AM

    i have long ago stopped asking myself that question. beleive me its worthless... as buddha said 'thama hisata thama athamaya sewanalla' forget about them and try to improve your own life.

    lalith Wednesday, 11 July 2012 08:03 AM

    Encourage many more like marriot to come here , We must thank Hon President and Mr Basil Rajapaksha for promoting Sri-Lanka tourism.

    ceylon Wednesday, 11 July 2012 03:57 PM

    Do we really need this hotel at this time when there are other burning issues in the country?


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