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New Resort: Club Med Ceylon will be Sri Lanka’s hidden gem



Premium all-inclusive holiday provider announces a new resort slated to open in Sri Lanka in 2019

31 August 2017 – With 17 per cent growth in Australians travelling to Sri Lanka*, Club Med, the pioneer of the Premium All-Inclusive holiday concept, has announced its plans to open Club Med Ceylon, its first resort in the tropical country. The all-inclusive resort will be located in Sri Lanka’s South West Province in the small town of Beruwela, only a 90 minute drive from Colombo International Airport, and is scheduled to open in August 2019. Positioned as a 4 Trident resort, Club Med Ceylon will offer Australian guests a slice of upscale refinement and active rejuvenation amidst its lush vegetation and sun-kissed beach.

“We are very excited to venture into a new market with such potential – Sri Lanka is a beautiful and mystical country with rich history and culture. I am delighted to welcome Club Med Ceylon into the Club Med family. Together with our partner LOLC, we are very excited at the prospect of our resort in Sri Lanka growing into the region’s premium holiday destination in time to come,” commented Henri Giscard d’Estaing, President of Club Med.

The Deputy Chairman of LOLC, Ishara Nanayakkara said the historic venture would be a mutually-rewarding partnership that would add immense value to Sri Lanka tourism.

“As a destination, Sri Lanka has a diverse culture offering spanning nature, culture, religion, adventure and eco-tourism, and we are confident that it will ascend in popularity and profitability to become one of Club Med’s premier properties,” he said.

Club Med Ceylon – a tropical jewel in Sri Lanka

Club Med Ceylon will aim to provide all Australian guests – from families to couples – an unprecedented wholesome Sri Lankan experience, complemented by the resort’s eco-chic and vivid aesthetic that will feature wide airy spaces. Keeping in line with Club Med’s sustainability and green initiatives, the resort will be built to the standards of the Green Globe certification. As an organisation devoted to green causes, Club Med has successfully undertaken a string of green initiatives this year, including its ongoing efforts to preserve the natural conditions of the beautiful locations its resorts are located in.

Club Med Ceylon will be tucked away from the hustle-bustle along the aptly named Golden Beach, a 1.5km-long pristine beach, sheltered by palm groves that spread along the direction of the ocean. The resort will offers guests a plethora of sea and land activities including the Club Med signature Flying Trapeze as well as tennis, football, archery and more. The resort will reflect Sri Lanka’s unique culture and cuisine, vibrant traditional colours, bustling lifestyle for guests to experience and will be the starting point for Australian guests to discover the surrounding breath-taking landscapes, rich wildlife and brilliant heritage sites of Sri Lanka.

Guests to the new eco-chic resort will enjoy: 

·       372 rooms across a wide range of categories for all types for travellers, from deluxe to suites

·       Restaurants serving gourmet international cuisine or a la carte menus

·       Bars serving a range of drinks and alcoholic beverages

·       Kid’s Club facilities and dedicated for services for children 

·       MICE facilities for companies seeking a professional yet unconventional and exceptional retreat for their employees

·       Over 20 activities within the resort, including opportunities to discover the uniqueness of Club Med Ceylon

Partnership with Lanka Orix Leasing Company (LOLC)

Historically, Club Med has shown a flair for leading the way in discovering and developing resorts in undiscovered idyllic locations such as Cancun, Punta Cana and Phuket among many others. In Sri Lanka, Club Med is working in partnership with LOLC, Sri Lanka’s largest non-banking financial institution with a diverse portfolio that includes leisure, health care, plantations, agri-inputs, renewable energy, construction, manufacturing and trading. The strategic partnership will help promote tourism to the island while creating jobs to boost and grow local tourism industry.

 

*Tourist arrivals and growth (Dec 2015 & 2016), Association des Hôteliers et Restaurateurs, Ile Maurice

 

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ABOUT CLUB MED

Club Med provides amazing holiday experiences, made easy, in the world’s most beautiful destinations. With over 70 premium and luxury all-inclusive sun and snow resorts located in some of the most beautiful places on earth, Club Med resorts blend seamlessly with their environment, drawing inspiration from the local culture and nature to immerse guests in the destination.

Since 1950, Club Med has been dedicated to providing guests with amazing new experiences that make for an unforgettable holiday – from the rejuvenating to the exhilarating, and everything in-between. Each resort offers a vast selection of opportunities to try something new, immerse in local culture, revive body and mind, and give back to the local community and environment.

Club Med holidays are a truly hassle-free experience, with premium all-inclusive packages and a wide range of innovative services – giving guests more time to spend doing what they love.

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ABOUT LOLC

LOLC is a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka having established strategic partnerships across nations and diverse business sectors, contributing substantially to the growth sectors of the Sri Lankan economy. Predominantly present in the financial services sector, the group has expanded its footprint to Leisure, Health care, Plantations, Agri Inputs, Renewable Energy, Construction, Manufacturing and Trading.

The group has surged to and maintains top tier status in most of the sectors they are in.  Many prestigious institutions worldwide consider LOLC as their preferred conduit to the national economy and economies of some nations in South and South East Asia.  In recent years the LOLC Group has consolidated its leisure arm by engaging reputed global brands to market, manage, and operate some of its local portfolio; ‘The Sheraton Turtle Beach’, Kosgoda and the ‘Club Med Ceylon’, Beruwela.