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About Jetwing Hotels Sri Lanka

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Both at home and around the world today, Jetwing is one of the leading names in the tourism sector in Sri Lanka. Resorts of untold beauty and experiences that one treasures for life have become our Marque and we are indeed proud of the achievements we gathered and the loyalty and the love we have earned from our happy clientele across the globe.

The saga of Jetwing is one of classic entrepreneurship. In 1970, Sri Lanka, implemented a tourism master plan which marked its entry into the international tourism arena; Herbert Cooray, Jetwing’s late chairman and a contractor by trade, received an opportunity to be associated with the tourism sector, when he was called upon to construct a hotel in Negombo. He rose to the challenge and built a small property of 6 rooms catering to the ‘charter traveller.’

The Jetwing umbrella of companies caters to a wide variety of clientele, from basic needs to customised, personalised service; we understand and offer it all. Through our three main divisions, Jetwing Travels, Jetwing Eco Holidays and Jetwing Hotels we have emerged as one of the leading hotel chains and travel groups in Sri Lanka.

Our destination management arm, Jetwing Travels, specialises in organising professional conferences, as well as being accredited air line representatives, whilst Jetwing Eco Holidays caters to the ever growing demand for nature oriented travel experiences, having contracted with a variety of hotels that suit the needs of our discerning clientele.

Our luxury boutique hotels, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions and Jetwing Vil Uyana, all considered overambitious projects at the inception, are now flourishing properties which have received accolades and commendations both from within the industry and out.

Over the past four decades, Jetwing has remained committed to uplifting lives, developing communities, and engaging in sustainable practices to benefit the environment.

Sri Lanka is a land known and renowned for her rich biodiversity, from the elephant to the whale to the leopard and sloth bear. Through our resident naturalists, we seek to create awareness and educate guests, local communities and schoolchildren regarding the issues facing each species. With this in mind, in all our practices we never will directly market, promote, or endorse the use of animals – especially elephants as entertainment or at functions. Our approach is to discourage third parties to do so as well, to the best of our ability.

The Jetwing family is against cruelty towards life in any form, and we stand with you on this issue. Together, we can make Sri Lanka the home of hospitality for both man and nature

Awards

2000

Commendation Award at the Green Globe Achievement Awards for Sustainability in Green Tourism

2005

Jetwing Lighthouse wins the PATA Gold award in the Education and Training category for their project ‘A taxi service through the community’. In addition, most of the properties received the HACCP certification.

Jetwing Hunas Falls awarded second place for the 5S productivity award given to those within the Central Province

2006

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions voted as Sri Lanka’s Leading Resort in the World Travel Awards.

Jetwing Lighthouse voted as Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa Resort

Jetwing Vil Uyana wins the PATA (Pacific Asia Travel Association) Grand Award in the Education and Training category for the Jetwing Youth Development Project.

2007

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions was voted as Sri Lanka’s Leading Resort in the World Travel Awards.

They were also voted as Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa Resort in 2007.

Jetwing Vil Uyana wins the PATA Grand Award in the Education and Training category for their Youth Development Project, We Dreamed a Dream.

Jetwing Vil Uyana walks away with two awards in the Transport, Travel & Tourism category at the Chillies . They won both a Finalist award and a Silver award in this category. They went on to win the Bronze award in the Print Campaign Category for Service.

Jetwing Vil Uyana wins a Finalist and Silver award in the Transport, Travel & Tourism category at the Chillies, along with a Bronze award in the Print Campaign Category for Service.

2009

Jetwing awarded the PATA Gold Award in the Corporate Environment Programme for the Jetwing Eternal Earth Project, based in Jetwing Hunas Falls, Kandy. The winning entry was titled “Together we can make it – the Jetwing Eternal Earth Project”

2010

Jetwing awarded the Gold Award for Large Scale Hotel for Jetwing Beach, as well as a Merit Award for Jetwing Lighthouse and a Bronze Award for Jetwing Hunas Falls at the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Awards Presentation, presented by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority.

Jetwing bags three World Travel Awards, for Sri Lanka’s Leading Business Hotel – Jetwing Lighthouse, Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa Resort- the Spa at Jetwing Lighthouse and Sri Lanka’s Leading Resort – Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, based on votes received.

2011

Jetwing awarded the Gold Award for Medium Scale Hotel for Jetwing Sea, as well as Merit Awards for Jetwing Beach and Jetwing Hunas Falls, at the Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards 2011.

Jetwing Sea wins Gold Award for Medium Scale Hotel at the Sri Lankan National Energy Efficiency Awards 2011.

Jetwing Vil Uyana voted Sri Lanka’s Leading Boutique Hotel at the World Travel Awards.

2012

February

Jetwing Sea wins a PATA Gold Award for the entry “Jetwing Sea – A Greener Vision” in the category of Environment – Corporate Environmental Programme.

May

TripAdvisor awards 8 Certificates of Excellence to Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Vil Uyana, Jetwing Warwick Gardens; Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions and the Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing

August

Jetwing Blue wins Bronze Award (Large Hotel category), Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Vil Uyana and Jetwing St. Andrew’s wins Awards of Merit (Medium Scale Hotel category) at the Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards 2012

October

Jetwing Vil Uyana wins HICAP 2012 Award for Sustainable Project Design
Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Vil Uyana, Jetwing Blue and Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions wins (respectively) Sri Lanka’s Leading Spa Resort, Sri Lanka’s Leading Boutique Hotel, Sri Lanka’s Leading Resort, and Sri Lanka’s Leading Wellness Resort Awards at the World Travel Awards 2012

November

Jetwing St. Andrew’s, Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Vil Uyana win Championships and Certificates of Merit at the EU SWITCH-ASIA Greening Hotels Awards 2012

2013

February

Jetwing Vil Uyana wins three TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards under the Top 20 Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka, Top 25 Small Hotels in Sri Lanka, and Top 25 Hotels for Service in Sri Lanka and is the highest rated hotel for Sri Lanka on the Kiwi Collection

April

Jetwing Blue, Jetwing St. Andrew’s, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Sea and Jetwing Vil Uyana join Jetwing Beach, which was certified in 2011 as being up to ISO 14001 standards

May

Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Vil Uyana, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Lighthouse, and Jetwing St. Andrew’s awarded Travelife Gold Awards

June

Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Lagoon, Jetwing Sea, Haridra Resort & Spa by Jetwing, Era Beach by Jetwing, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Warwick Gardens, and Jetwing Vil Uyana win TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence

Jetwing Vil Uyana becomes the only Sri Lankan resort to be listed in National Geographic Traveler’s World’s Best Ecolodges 2013

December

Jetwing Sea wins Bronze Flame in the Large Scale Hotel Sector category at the Sri Lanka National Energy Efficiency Awards