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Best Western Embarks on New Era in Sri Lanka

July 19, 2014 Headline News, Hotel Feature No Comments Email Email

For centuries, Sri Lanka has been considered one of the jewels of the Indian Ocean, and now an increasing number of visitors are being drawn back to its exotic shores.

BEST WESTERN Elyon Colombo_Double RoomThis teardrop shaped island has suffered much heartache in recent decades, but since the end of the civil war in 2009, Sri Lanka has flourished. The country’s economy is now expanding at a rate similar to that of China, and international visitor arrivals and tourist revenues are shattering all previous records, year after year.

There is no doubt that this stunning island nation is now becoming one of Asia’s new ‘Tiger Economies’.

It is against this backdrop that Best Western International, one of the world’s biggest hotel companies, recently launched its first ever hotel in Sri Lanka. The brand new BEST WESTERN Elyon Colombo occupies a prime space on the Sri Lankan capital’s Marine Drive, bringing a new contemporary midscale accommodation option to the city.

This charming city hotel offers 60 modern guest rooms, all of which come equipped with such amenities as 32-inch LCD TVs, iPod docking stations and complimentary Wi-Fi. And a stylish rooftop bar and terrace will enable both guests and locals alike to enjoy cool cocktails and tasty tapas, and provides the perfect place to relax and socialize while watching the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

The hotel also provides a restaurant, business center, a boardroom capable of hosting up to 30 people, and a well-equipped fitness center, meaning it is the ideal option for both business and leisure travelers.

BEST WESTERN Elyon Colombo_Rooftop BarBlessed with a verdant interior of lush mountainous jungles and tea plantations, and a coastline fringed with golden sands, Sri Lanka is the epitome of a tropical island paradise.

The capital Colombo is a vibrant, up-and-coming city that exudes optimism. With a mixture of traditional buildings, colonial landmarks and modern wonders, it is an exciting seafront city that wears its heart and history on its sleeve. Stunning temples, churches and mosques reflect Colombo’s multi-cultural heritage, while ancient forts contrast with modern towers to show how this city has developed over the centuries.

The vibrant business district is testament to Colombo’s rising wealth and prosperity, while the clatter and clamour of the city’s many markets and food stalls demonstrate a rich culture and community.

BEST WESTERN Elyon Colombo_Twin RoomAnd of course, Colombo is the main international gateway to the entire island of Sri Lanka, offering fast access to idyllic beach destinations such as Negombo and Hambantota, or cultural gems including Kandy and Ratnapura. And with national carrier SriLankan Airlines having recently joined the ranks of the world’s elite airlines by becoming a member of the oneworld alliance, both Colombo and Sri Lanka are now more accessible than ever.

Sri Lanka is undoubtedly a country on the rise. Business confidence is soaring, international tourism is thriving, and more and more people want to see what this exciting emerging nation has to offer. And now with the launch of the BEST WESTERN Elyon Colombo, both domestic and international visitors now have a new international quality hotel in which to stay.

Best Western International is delighted to bring our global brand values of comfort, convenience and connectivity to Colombo. Combined with Sri Lanka’s natural gifts of warmth and hospitality, BEST WESTERN Elyon Colombo will provide the very best service to Sri Lanka’s new era of hotel guests.

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