Clarks Group expands in Sri Lanka

Hotel Group opens The Albatross Golf Resort in Kandy. With the Sri Lankan government pushing tourism, coming days will witness a further increase in tourism, says Rahul Deb Banerjee, Vice President, The Clarks Hotels & Resorts.

TT Bureau

The Clarks Hotels & Resorts has strengthened its footprints in Sri Lanka with the opening of The Albatross Golf Resort in Kandy. The hotel group, aiming to promote the country to the Indian travellers, and take advantage of the growing Sri Lankan business and leisure travel market, is aggressively looking for expansion by opening properties in different key locations of the neighboring country.

The Albatross Golf Resort Digana, Kandy by The Clarks, is perched on top of “The Coconut Hill” and has a backdrop of Pidurutalagala Peak. The property is in the close proximity to a 18-hole golf course with breathtaking views of the hills and the Victoria reservoir. It is centrally located, and is in close proximity to temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy and the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium. The resort is frequented by international golfers, celebrities, business tycoons, entrepreneurs, and international test cricketers.

This upscale property has eight modern rooms divided into three categories – The Royal Albatross Suite, The Tee off Suite and Deluxe Rooms – catering to guests from all over the globe. The Royal Albatross Suite provides a fascinating wide-span view of the famed Hunnasgiriya, Hanguranketha, Galaha and Piduruthalagala mountain ranges, with the Golf Course, Victoria Waterways and Dam. The magnificent suite boasts of a private balcony, jacuzzi, rain shower, butler service, and equipped with other modern amenities. They have an in-house bar serving strong and exotic mocktails and cocktails. The multi-cuisine restaurant located on the premises offers Indian, Sri Lankan and international cuisines.

Rahul Deb Banerjee, Vice President, The Clarks Hotels & Resorts, said, “As a part of corporate strategy we are expanding both nationally and internationally. We are present in almost all the states of India and we recently have also opened a unique property in Sri Lanka. We are price conscious and believe in providing value for money to our travellers. This is the best time to be in the tourism industry, with the Sri Lankan government pushing tourism, and the pandemic has changed the attitude towards travelling, coming days will witness a further increase in tourism. We are also now promoting Sri Lanka and The Maldives as our new international destinations.”

Gabriel Gunesekere – Head Development, Sri Lanka & the Maldives, said, “We are optimistic that The Clarks expansion has created a buzz in the Sri Lankan Market and will add more properties in the coming months. By 2023, the brand will comprise about 150 properties within its chain.”



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