Jetwing Hotels Dominates Top 25 Sri Lankan Hotels List

Date – 26 January 2015
Location – Colombo

In 1973, the destiny of Sri Lankan tourism changed. From humble beginnings in the fishing town of Negombo, a small family owned company grew to be a pioneering force in the industry, and is now renowned the world over for its simple values and its promise of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality. Jetwing Hotels is now the largest resort chain in the island, with over 20 properties within the country. As befitting a reputation of excellence and being Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality brand, 5 Jetwing properties have been listed in the recently published Top 25 Hotels in Sri Lanka by TripAdvisor as part of their 2015 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

In 1st place comes the iconic Jetwing Vil Uyana, listed in National Geographic Traveler’s Best Ecolodges of the World issue in 2013. Now expanded to 30 dwellings, the manmade wetland is the perfect blend of luxury, comfort and nature. Jetwing Yala, launched almost exactly a year ago comes in at 9th place, with Jetwing Lagoon and Jetwing Lighthouse – two flagship properties of the brand being awarded 15th and 18th place respectively. Jetwing Beach rounds up the achievement by being placed 20th, marking Jetwing as the group with most properties (5 of 25) on the list.

It doesn’t stop there, however. Jetwing Vil Uyana is also listed under Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Sri Lanka (No. 5), quite appropriately, Top 25 Hotels for Romance (No. 3) and also under Top 25 Hotels for Service (No. 14).

“We love it when a visitor comes to any of our properties and leaves with a smile, knowing that our service and our product is simple yet superior in every way. This is the basis behind our communication of a truly Sri Lankan brand that creates spaces; spaces in which to live, to enjoy, and experience the best the country has to offer. Through TripAdvisor, it’s refreshing to hear about different experiences, and our guests also provide us with comments that help us improve. My congratulations go out to all the other hotels that are on the Top 25 list, as it is through our efforts that Sri Lanka grows in stature as a favoured tourist destination” said Hiran Cooray, Chairman of Jetwing.

TripAdvisor® is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 315 million unique monthly visitors, and over 200 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 45 countries worldwide, including China under TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor’s millions of monthly visitors.

Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 42 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand.

Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Programme.


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