Centara Hotels & Resorts recently held the grand opening of Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka with a ceremony presided over by His Excellency Mahinda Rajapksa, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. This new resort is located on the Bentota Peninsula southwest of the island with the Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other.
The resort's arrival lounge is situated at Aluthgama, with guests traveling across the water by barge, a journey that takes two minutes."The opening of this beautiful new resort, set in one of Sri Lanka's most outstanding tourism destinations, is a proud moment for us," said Thirayuth Chirathivat, chief executive officer of Centara Hotels & Resorts. "We view Sri Lanka as having great potential for us and this island is part of our strategy for developing our market in the Indian Ocean region."
Alexandre Glauser, area general manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts Sri Lanka said, "The hotel is ready with a full complement of staff to welcome its first guests. Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa is an outstanding property that has both a romantic appeal for couples and lots of leisure attractions for families. The scene is set for our guests with the charming ride across the river on board our ferry, and no matter which room or suite they are using, the view will be stunning."The resort has 165 rooms and suites, including family residences with all the accommodations featuring views across the river or across the beach and the ocean.
Restaurant facilities will include Café Bem, serving Sri Lankan and international cuisines along with buffets; 360 Seafood, which specializes in locally sourced seafood; and Ceylon Club, which serves refreshment and light meals throughout the day and evening.
Spa Cenvaree will offer traditional Sri Lankan and Indian treatments along with its range of signature Thai therapies. There is a fitness center, an oceanfront swimming pool with Jacuzzi and a children's pool, a water sports center, and a Kids' Club with separate zones for the youngsters and teens.
The resort's versatile events space can accommodate a wide-ranging number of functions including meetings, incentives groups, weddings and outdoor receptions, all supported by state of the art audiovisual equipment and the facilities available at the business center.
The resort is just a few minutes from Aluthgama railway station. Colombo is reached in less than two hours by road and Colombo Bendaranaike International Airport is 100 kilometers away from the resort.
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