Are you ready to embark on a journey to the bustling city of Colombo, where exciting new developments in the hotel industry are about to take center stage? Sri Lanka’s economic hub is experiencing a surge in growth, with numerous hotels planned for construction in the coming years. Let’s delve into the captivating details of these upcoming developments and explore the possibilities that await!
A Wave of Growth for the 2020s
Our team of intrepid researchers has unearthed some astonishing news: there are currently 28 hotels in the pipeline for Sri Lanka, with a jaw-dropping total of 7,695 rooms. The next few months of 2020 alone will witness the opening of seven new hotels, offering a total of 1,377 rooms. And the excitement doesn’t stop there. In 2021, an additional ten hotels with 2,267 keys are set to be unveiled. The momentum continues with three projects and 462 rooms scheduled for completion in 2022, followed by eight more developments planned for 2023 and beyond.
Interestingly, the new hotels are almost evenly split between the four-star and five-star segments. While both categories contribute significantly to the expansion, the five-star segment takes the lead in terms of room count, boasting a remarkable 5,448 new keys, compared to 2,247 in the four-star segment.
The Buzz in Colombo and Beyond
Colombo, the vibrant heart of Sri Lanka, will be the epicenter of the hotel boom, with a total of 13 projects and an impressive 5,687 rooms soon to be completed. But that’s not all! Other cities like Balapitiya and Kandy are also hopping on the bandwagon, welcoming new additions to their hospitality offerings with two properties each.
As we immerse ourselves in this hotel frenzy, we cannot overlook the rising star of Sri Lanka’s hotel scene: DoubleTree by Hilton. With four hotels and 532 rooms on the horizon, this rapidly growing brand is making its mark. Not far behind, Hilton Hotels & Resorts will introduce three properties with 384 keys. And let’s not forget Cinnamon Life, which will unveil a brand new property boasting a whopping 800 rooms, surpassing both Hilton brands in terms of additional key count.
Unveiling the Stars of Sri Lanka
Now, let us turn our attention to the stars of the show. The most prominent project currently underway in Sri Lanka is the World Capital Centre, a proposed architectural marvel in the heart of Colombo’s commercial center. This towering masterpiece, once completed, will stand at a staggering 625 meters, with 117 floors, 1,200 residential units, a state-of-the-art seven-star hotel featuring 2,000 rooms, and a host of other amenities that redefine luxury. With its double-decker elevators, an observation deck, and even a helipad, this iconic structure will be the world’s third-tallest building, symbolizing Sri Lanka’s progress. The anticipation for its completion is palpable.
But let’s not overlook the smaller gems. Nestled by the picturesque Koggala Lake in southern Sri Lanka, the serene Alila Koggala offers a unique and unforgettable experience. With 45 rooms, this hotel serves as the perfect base for exploring the nearby beaches, rainforests, and the famous city of Galle. Guests are treated to breathtaking views of the lake from their luxurious suites and villas, surrounded by environmentally conscious architecture and landscaping that seamlessly blend with nature.
For those seeking an intimate and exclusive experience, the Harding Boutique Hotel Ahangama is sure to captivate. With only six suites, each boasting a private balcony and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, this boutique property promises an unforgettable stay. Its remarkable architecture, highlighted by a roof terrace and a staircase adorned with lush foliage, establishes a seamless connection to the ocean. Anarchitect, the visionary behind this project, has meticulously designed intimate spaces throughout, inviting guests to discover hidden moments of tranquility.
Lastly, the Dusit Thani Sri Lanka Beachfront Balapitiya, located on the country’s west coast, offers a luxurious beachfront experience. This exquisite resort, with its 200 rooms, provides stunning views of the ocean and the surrounding tropical forest. Guests can indulge in an array of facilities, including 15 international restaurants, a spa, a sauna, a gym, five swimming pools, tennis courts, a multi-faith chapel, and a vast 2,500 square meter convention center. Keep an eye out for the opening of this magnificent property in the fourth quarter of 2021.
Sri Lanka’s hotel industry is undergoing an exhilarating period of growth, and Colombo, as the vibrant capital city, stands at the forefront of this expansion. With an array of new hotels opening their doors, travelers will soon have even more options to experience the beauty and hospitality of this stunning country. Whether you choose to stay in an urban skyscraper or retreat to a serene lakeside oasis, these upcoming hotels promise unforgettable experiences for every traveler.
Plan your visit to Sri Lanka now and explore the rich cultural heritage, pristine beaches, and breathtaking landscapes by visiting DHPL Travels. Get ready to unlock a world of wonders!