Sri Lanka’s premier resort brand, Heritance Hotels and Resorts swept the Green and Individual awards at the recently concluded Sri Lanka Tourism Awards. Sri Lanka’s internationally awarded hotel, Heritance Kandalama won the awards for Best Practices in Green Architecture and Best Green Practices in Accommodation.
Chef Lalith Gunasekera of Heritance Ahungalla was awarded the coveted Best Chef of the Year award, while Kumara Karunarathne from Heritance Ahungalla was named the Best Employee of the Year, and Best Restaurant Manager of the Year award went to Thushara Gnanaratne also of Heritance Ahungalla.
This year’s Sri Lanka Tourism Awards was held for the 5th consecutive year in August. Speaking about Aitken Spence’s exceptional team, Malin Hapugoda, the Managing Director of Aitken Spence Hotels, commented, “our employees represent the Company’s most important asset and as such, are vital to its success. It is only through the strength of our team that we have been able to win accolades such as the awards won at this year’s Sri Lanka Tourism Awards; and for that, I would like to thank them immensely.”