The Clarks Hotels and Resorts strengthens its presence in Sri Lanka by opening The Albatross Golf Resort in Kandy. They aim to promote the country to Indian travelers and tap into Sri Lanka’s growing business and leisure travel market. The brand is actively seeking to expand into the neighboring country by opening properties in different key locations in Sri Lanka.
Albatross Golf Resort Digana, Kandy by The Clarks, is perched atop “The Coconut Hill” and has the Pidurutalagala Peak as its backdrop. The property is close to an 18 hole golf course with stunning views of the rolling hills and Victoria Reservoir. It is centrally located and close to the Tooth Relic Temple in Kandy and Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium. The resort is frequented by many well-known international golfers, celebrities, business tycoons, entrepreneurs and international cricketers.
This upscale property has eight modern rooms divided into three categories — the Royal Albatross Suite, the Tee off Suite, and Deluxe Rooms aimed at guests from around the world. The Royal Albatross Suite offers mesmerizing panoramic views of the famous Hunnasgiriya, Hanguranketha, Galaha and Piduruthalagala mountain ranges, along with the golf course, Victoria waterways and the dam. The magnificent suite features a private balcony, jacuzzi, rain shower, butler service and other modern amenities.
They have an on-site bar serving mocktails and strong and exotic cocktails. The on-site multi-cuisine restaurant offers Indian, Sri Lankan and international cuisine. In addition to meeting MICE and corporate requirements, the property has an arrangement to accommodate fifty people.
Rahul Deb Banerjee, Vice President of The Clarks Hotels and Resorts, said, “As part of the corporate strategy, we are growing both domestically and internationally. We are present in almost every state in India and recently opened a unique property in Sri Lanka. We are price conscious and believe in providing value for money to our travellers. This is the best time to be in the tourism industry, with the Sri Lankan government pushing tourism, and the pandemic has changed the attitude towards travel, the next few days will see a further increase in tourism. We are also now promoting Sri Lanka and the Maldives as our new international destinations.
Gabriel Gunesekere, Head of Development, Sri Lanka and Maldives, said: “We are confident that The Clarks expansion has created a buzz in the Sri Lankan market and will add more properties to The Clarks Hotels and Resorts portfolio in the coming months. By 2023, the brand will have approximately 150 properties within its chain.
The brand wants to offer Indian travelers the opportunity to enjoy a slice of Indian hospitality in international locations.