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At the recently concluded South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) 2022 in the Maldives, one of Sri Lanka’s leading hotel brands, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, won three awards, one in the Gold category and two in the Silver, continuing a great win since 2017. It’s a true testament to the entire team at Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, who live and breathe hospitality as they focus on rebuilding and rejuvenating the ailing tourism industry of the Sri Lanka. As the pearl of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has so much to offer including a rich blend of culture, gastronomic delights, pristine sandy beaches, scenic landscapes, stunning wildlife and unparalleled natural beauty. With properties strategically located across Sri Lanka and the Maldives to take advantage of these freebies, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts’ win at SATA 2022 shows the brand is still committed to the highest standards of hospitality.

“We are thrilled and truly honored to receive these awards, competing against a backdrop of excellent competitors which include Taj Resorts, Heritance Resorts and other top regional players,” said Ilias Vamvakas, Regional Vice President Sri Lanka. resorts – Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts. “Winning these awards underscores our continued commitment to providing the highest standards of service and excellence in the hospitality industry. Sri Lanka has so much to offer including a rich blend of culture, gastronomic delights, sandy beaches, scenic landscapes, stunning wildlife and unparalleled natural beauty. Of course, this also helps us raise the profile of the Cinnamon brand locally, regionally and globally, and cements our commitment to providing travelers with and truly enriching and inspiring experiences throughout their vacation.

Cinnamon Citadel in Kandy, located on the banks of the mighty Mahaweli River, was awarded Gold in the Leading Riverfront Hotel/Resort category. Directly facing the longest river in Sri Lanka and surrounded by the hills, natural flora and fauna of the hill capital, Kandy, and under clear blue skies, the hotel is truly a must-see experience for those visiting Kandy.

Cinnamon Wild Yala, an upscale lodge on the outskirts of Sri Lanka’s famed Yala National Park, snagged silver in the Leading Wildlife Lodge category. Offering four-star luxury services with the primary goal of ensuring all guests have an immersive wildlife experience without disturbing the natural course of the resident wildlife, Cinnamon Wild Yala is another must-visit whether you are a seasoned wildlife professional or a casual observer. .

Sri Lanka’s beaches are renowned for their beauty and accessibility, and in the Leading Beachfront Resort category, Cinnamon Bey, Beruwala was awarded Silver. Sporting Moorish décor and style, Cinnamon Bey, Beruwala offers a regal experience just steps from a wide golden sandy beach.

The South Asian Travel Awards were first held in 2016 and have since been endorsed by over fifteen international and government agencies, including the Sri Lanka Inbound Tour Operators Association, The Hotels Association Of Sri Lanka (THASL), Maldives Marketing & PR Corporation (MMPRC), Association of Tourism Professionals (APT) and Confederation of Accredited Tour Operators (India). Covering 37 categories across 10 segments, it is renowned as one of the most coveted and influential regional awards in the travel industry. To be recognized as a SATA Gold, Silver or Bronze winner embodies that entity’s highest standards in its relevant segment.

About Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts – Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is a diversified chain of hotels spanning Sri Lanka and the Maldives and a member of John Keells Holdings PLC, one of the largest publicly traded conglomerates in Sri Lanka, with various interests in sectors ranging from leisure, transportation, real estate, food and retail, financial services, information technology, business process operations to plantations. This pioneering hotel chain was launched at the World Travel Market in London on November 14, 2005. Since its launch, it has represented a unique Cinnamon experience and has steadily grown to become the first choice for travelers to Sri Lanka. The Cinnamon brand offers a portfolio of dynamic and modern hotels that are colorful and inspiring, unwaveringly hospitable and committed to meeting the varied and demanding needs of our guests.

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is the pinnacle of Sri Lankan hospitality through comfort, creativity, discovery and inspired living. Each property is designed to enhance and complement the local environment, character, culture and traditions of the area it serves. From jungle cabins to urban luxury, overwater villas in the Maldives to beach chalets in Sri Lanka, each resort is designed to take you on a memorable journey of discovery. With three City properties in Colombo, eight Resort properties around Sri Lanka and four Resorts in the Maldives, and a host of exciting new projects on the horizon, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is your trusted partner and guide to “The Jewel of the Ocean Indian”. ‘ and its timeless and fascinating ‘Emerald Isle

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