Colombo, 26 October: AVANI Bentota Resort & Spa has been awarded the World Luxury Hotel Award for Best Luxury Design Hotel in the Indian Ocean.
The 2015 award ceremony was held in Hong Kong on 24 October with many of the international travel industries’ leading luminaries attending the gala event.
“We are delighted to be awarded this prestigious award,” says General Manager Roshan Fernando. “It is most gratifying as the hotel was originally designed by Sri Lanka’s celebrated architect Geoffrey Bawa, regarded as one of the most influential Asian architects of the 20th century. The hotel design is a blend of contemporary and 18th century Dutch design.”
Bawa’s passion for the outdoors is effectively portrayed in the seamless interconnection of the guest rooms and public spaces with the outdoors, creating a symbiotic alliance between the interior and the exterior landscape and ocean.
Located on the best beach strip along Sri Lanka’s western coastline, 64 kilometres from Colombo and 96 kilometres from the Bandaranaike International Airport, the hotel offers the ultimate in relaxed comfort and contemporary style. Facilities include 75 guest rooms and suites, three bars and two restaurants, and meeting rooms for over 100 people.
AVANI was launched in Sri Lanka in 2011 in response to an increasingly influential group of discerning travellers who appreciate good design and excellent service, but also demand great value.
AVANI offers all the details that matter, blending genuine hospitality and modern lifestyle features with a passion for design and contemporary style. From leisure time or a space for business essentials, to family friendly attractions and romantic gestures, the AVANI experience is designed with all guests’ needs in mind.