Published On:January 23 2009
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Ecolanka Villa to invest Rs 5-mn on luxury cottages
Colombo: Ecolanka Holiday Villa Maussawa, Hatton will invest Rs. 5 million to introduce luxury cottages to the property.
The Joint Managing Director, Shirley Abeygoonewardane based in Paris said that there is a new tourism trend developing in France for Eco holidays and they want to capture this market.
“We have six deluxe rooms and want to add the luxury villa concept to attract high end clientele,” he said. The new villas would be two-storied in a hexagon shape and built using eco friendly building material. Construction work on the Villas has already commenced and will be ready for the next winter season. He said that in addition to the French market they are also promoting the property in Britain and Sweden.
“The hotel is also a venue for honeymooners and several overseas weddings too were hosted at the venue.” ‘Forest Garden Product’, the label for the analog forest has certified Ecolanka. It also takes part in the local sustainable development.
He said that a colonial bungalow was converted into an Eco Lanka Holiday Villa and they invested more than Rs. 2 million to refurbish the property. “We are now opening the property to the local corporate sector,” he said.
Ecolanka, also organizes excursions to several historic Buddhist temples in Matagama Pusulpitiya, waterfalls of Holy Light, World’s End, the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, the Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya, Adam’s Peak and many others. The suspension bridge near the hotel on the Mahaweli river is also another attraction.