Avani opens second resort after Rs. 550 million facelift


Serendib Leisure Management in partnership with Minor Hotel Group, announced the opening of the second Avani resort – Avani Kalutara Resort, on Sri Lanka’s south west coast. Formerly known as Kani Lanka Resort and Spa, the resort has reopened after a significant renovation and refurbishment representing a Rs. 550 million investment. Located south of the island’s capital Colombo, approximately a one hour drive from Colombo, Avani Kalutara has a remarkable location, built on the mouth of the River Kalu, facing the lagoon in one direction and the Indian Ocean on the other.

Dillip Rajakarier, CEO Minor Hotel Group, commented, "We are excited to open our second Avani resort and to once again be working with Serendib Leisure, our partners in Sri Lanka, to bring our newest brand to life. Since its opening last November, Avani Bentota Resort & Spa has become one of the leading resorts in the south of  the island and we are confident that the newest opening in Kalutara will follow suit."

Abbas Esufally, Chairman, Serendib Leisure Management Ltd., said, "This is a significant milestone in the company’s quest to grow in the hotel market in the island of Sri Lanka, providing superior hospitality options to the discerning traveler and working alongside the renowned expertise of Minor Hotel Group."

With Sri Lanka poised for a tourism boom, this new-look beachside resort will offer the holiday experience that today’s sophisticated travellers are seeking, while introducing them to the country’s rich, natural and cultural beauty.

Avani Hotels & Resorts was launched by Minor Hotel Group in 2011, with Avani Bentota Resort & Spa, the new brand’s first property, debuting in Sri Lanka in November 2011. A sister brand to the luxury, award-winning, Anantara brand, Avani offers relaxed comfort and contemporary style in city and resort destinations to guests who value the details that matter.

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