Hilton to manage six new hotels in Sri Lanka

ECONOMYNEXT – Hilton Hotels and Resorts has inked a deal to manage six hotels in Sri Lanka with 784 rooms, built by Colombo-based Melwa Steel Group.

The hotels will be spread around the island in key beach resort areas, the hill country and near wildlife reserves.

"We are delighted to add to our existing portfolio in Sri Lanka with our world-class Hilton Hotels & Resorts and DoubleTree by Hilton brands in highly attractive destinations within the country, and we look forward to welcoming guests with our renowned Hilton hospitality," said

"With few international hotel brands having a widespread presence throughout the country, Hilton will enjoy the first-mover advantage in riding on Sri Lanka’s growth trajectory," Sean Wooden, Hilton’s vice president of brand management in Asia Pacific, said in a statement.  

Hilton already manages a five-star city hotel in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo and serviced apartments Hilton Residency.

Melwa Hotels & Resorts is to invest $100 million to build the six new hotels hotel with 784 rooms, Sri Lanka’s DailyMirror newspaper reported.

Hilton Kandy Resort will have 150 rooms, Hilton Yala Resort & Spa will have 42 rooms and Hilton Kosgoda Resort will have 200 rooms. The balance will be under the DoubleTree brand.

DoubleTree by Hilton Nuwara Eliya will have 96 rooms, DoubleTree by Hilton Negombo will have 96 rooms and DoubleTree by Hilton Colombo International Airport will have 200 rooms. (Colombo/Mar06/2017 – Update II)

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