Ayubowan, and welcome to Footsteps in Paradise.
Already, we are on the fifth month of the year! The month of May holds quite a few activities and surprises, as Jetwing Hotels continues on its journey to making 2012 a year to remember. The upcoming weekend is host to the religious ceremony of Vesak, celebrating the birth, enlightenment and passing away of Guatama Buddha; where devotees strive to bring peace and harmony to humanity. It is also a festival of colour and sharing, with brightly lit “vesak kudu” (lanterns) at every turn, “thoranas” (electrically lit pandols) depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha, as well as “dansals”; food stalls set up by devotees to provide free food and drink to passers-by.
At Jetwing Vil Uyana, every year a Vesak lantern exhibition and competition is held amongst the hotel departments, with the final winner being chosen by guests. This year, the associates pooled in their ideas and time to create an amazing rotating lantern placed at the entrance of the property for the enjoyment of guests and villagers alike. In addition, a dansala will be set up, offering simply delicious iced coffee for its visitors. For images from last year’s celebration, do visit our official Facebook page
On the 8th of May, Jetwing Lagoon will be part of history, as the property will be the venue in which the unique awareness campaign, “Passing the Pillow” will be held. The campaign, organized by The Lanka Business Coalition on HIV and AIDS of which Jetwing is a member, seeks to raise understanding of both HIV and AIDS amongst associates. At this ceremony, the symbolic cushion will be passed onto Hiran Cooray, Chairman Jetwing, by Dr. Kishu Gomes, Country Chairman Chevron Sri Lanka, and will kick-start training programmes to be held at Jetwing properties islandwide. We will be uploading a video of the event; do stay tuned to our Facebook and YouTube page!
Also in the cards, for the first time ever, is the Jetwing Room Rush. Simply put, book early and receive unprecedented discounts, offers, all to make your stay everything it deserves to be. For more information, please visit www.jetwinghotels.com/roomrush.html
We at Jetwing Hotels hope you have a peaceful and harmonious Vesak, and don’t forget to write in, visit us, and leave your footsteps in Paradise!