Sri Lanka’s Goldi Sands Negombo adds 65 rooms with Rs. 900 million investment
Daily FT: Goldi Sands Hotel recently opened its new 65-room extension, with 60 deluxe luxury rooms and five junior suites with all amenities, for guests.
The 900-million-rupee investment also includes a new swimming pool, a restaurant and a state-of-the-art gym.
Chairman Eric Suriyasena said that the new extension was opened to cater to the influx of tourists to the country. With the new 65-room extension, the total capacity of the hotel increases to 131 rooms. Out of them, 60 are deluxe rooms and seven are suites. The hotel also has 56 standard and 8 economy rooms. With the swimming pool at the new extension there are two swimming pools at Goldi Sands. It also has two main restaurants, a spa, a pool bar, a main bar, a scenic garden, and a beachfront.
Goldi Sands Hotel, which is a popular destination among foreign visitors, is especially popular among those from the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and India, said General Manager Lal Dissanayaka.
The hotel has two conference halls that can hold 75 and 300 attendees and they are in high demand for local and international business conferences, religious events, and other festivities. Goldi Sands is also famous for its outdoor weddings. Goldi Sands opened its doors to guests in 1974, making it one of the oldest hotels in Negombo. The hotel, full of charm, is known for the hospitality and the professionalism of its staff and its tasty food. Customer surveys have found that there are a significant number of return visitors to the hotel.
The steady growth recorded by Sri Lanka’s tourism industry has resulted in the infusion of new investments for the expansion of the industry. The increase in tourist arrivals to the country as well as the anticipated increase in tourist arrivals to the country have all expanded business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry, especially in the leisure and hospitality sectors. The investments undertaken by hotels in the country to expand the existing facilities is indicative of the growth and business potential of the tourism industry. The ongoing tourism promotional campaigns in key tourist source markets and the exposure received by the country as a must visit tourist destination have all expanded the business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism Industry.
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