ECONOMNYNEXT – Sri Lanka’s The Kingsbury hotel, damaged in the Easter Sunday bombings, said it is revamping restaurants which will be reopened in time for the tourism revival expected in the forthcoming main winter season.
The hotel, part of the Hayleys Group, has signed an agreement for the refurbishment with the Board of Investment (BOI), the investment promotion agency which gives tax breaks.
The Kingsbury had incurred 93 million rupees in damages from the terror attack, in which three hotels and three churches were bombed, killing over 250 people, including 44 foreigners.
The bomb at The Kingsbury hotel had been set off inside its Harbour Court main restaurant.
The BOI said in a statement it signed a supplementary agreement with the Kingsbury to expand and refurbish the hotel located at Colombo 1.
“The Easter Sunday bombing caused extensive damage to our restaurants at the Kingsbury Hotel,” said Rohan Karr, Managing Director, Hayleys Leisure Sector.
“Our property is currently undergoing a total transformation with redesigned spaces and will soon be ready. We will re-launch all outlets once the refurbishments are completed, just in time for when the industry will be reviving.”
(COLOMBO, 05 November 2019)