31 August 2017 – Club Med, the pioneer of the Premium All-Inclusive holiday concept, has announced its plans to open Club Med Ceylon, it’s first resort in Sri Lanka. The all-inclusive resort will be located in Sri Lanka’s South West Province in the small town of Beruwela, only 90mn drive from Colombo International Airport, and is scheduled to open in August 2019. Positioned as a 4 Trident Resort, Club Med Ceylon will offer guests a slice of upscale refinement and active rejuvenation amidst its lush vegetation and sun-kissed beach.
“We are very excited to venture into a new market with such potential – Sri Lanka is a beautiful and mystical country with rich history and culture. I am delighted to welcome Club Med Ceylon into the Club Med family. Together with our partner LOLC, we are very excited at the prospect of our resort in Sri Lanka growing into the region’s premium holiday destination in time to come,” commented Mr. Henri Giscard d’Estaing, President of Club Med.
The Deputy Chairman of LOLC, Mr Ishara Nanayakkara, commented thus, “This historic venture, the meeting of minds of two colossuses, will be a mutually rewarding partnership that will add immense value to Sri Lanka tourism. As a destination, Sri Lanka has a rich and diverse culture offering spanning nature, culture, religion, adventure and eco-tourism, and we are confident that it will ascend in popularity and profitability to become one of Club Med’s premier properties”
Partnership with Lanka Orix Leasing Company (LOLC)
Partnership with Lanka Orix Leasing Company (LOLC) Historically, Club Med has shown a flair for leading the way in discovering and developing resorts in undiscovered idyllic locations such as Cancun, Punta Cana or Phuket among many others. In Sri Lanka, Club Med is working in partnership with LOLC, Sri Lanka’s largest non-banking financial institution with a diverse portfolio that includes Leisure, Health care, Plantations, Agri Inputs, Renewable Energy, Construction, Manufacturing and Trading. The strategic partnership will help promote tourism to the island while creating jobs to boost and grow local tourism industry.
Club Med Ceylon – A tropical jewel in Sri Lanka
Club Med Ceylon aims to provide all guests, from families to couples, an unprecedented wholesome Sri Lankan experience, complemented by the resort’s eco-chic and vivid aesthetic that will feature wide airy spaces. Keeping in line with Club Med’s sustainability and green initiatives, the resort, will be built to the standards of the Green Globe certification. As an organisation that devoted to green causes, Club Med has successfully undertaken a string of green initiatives this year, including its ongoing efforts to preserve the natural conditions of the locations that resorts are located in.
Club Med Ceylon will be tucked away from the hustle-bustle along the aptly named Golden Beach, a 1.5KM long pristine beach, well sheltered by palm groves that spread along the direction of the ocean. The Resort will offer guests a plethora of sea and land activities including the Club Med signature Flying Trapeze as well as tennis, football, archery and many more. The resort will reflect Sri Lanka’s unique culture and cuisine, vibrant traditional colours, bustling lifestyle for guests to experience and will be the starting point to the discovery of the surrounding breath-taking landscapes, rich wildlife and brilliant heritage sites of Sri Lanka.
Guests to the new eco-chic resort will be able to enjoy:
• 372 rooms across a wide range of categories for all types for travellers, from deluxe to suites,
• Restaurants serving international cuisine or a la carte menus,
• Bars serving free flow of drinks and alcoholic beverages,
• Children’s Club facilities and dedicated for services for kids,
• MICE facilities for companies seeking a professional yet unconventional & exceptional retreat for their employees
• Over 20 activities within the resort, including opportunities to discover the uniqueness of Club Med Ceylon