India is a large country and it is difficult to cover all parts of the country and therefore this model has helped us to reach many small agents in different parts of the country,”
The ‘Grand Marena‐ Chennai’ and ‘ The Hideaway‐
Yercaud’ will be operational by 2012-13 and take the tally of the Sri Lankan Hotel Management Company to six.
Aitken Spence Hotel Managements, South India, a Sri Lankan Hotel Management Company in India, has signed two new properties. The group works very closely with its B2B partners. “Tour operators and travel agents play an important role in our business mix and contribute around 40 per cent of the total revenue. We are working on several promotional schemes with many players and this has provided good results. said Lakshman Ekanayake, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Aitken Spence Hotel Managements, South India.
“Presently, we manage Hotel Atithi Puducherry, The Poovar Island ResortThiruvananthapuram, Barefoot at Havelock Andaman Islands and Tamara – Coimbatore. Lately, we have signed agreements to manage two more properties, The Grand Marena – Chennai and The Hideaway – Yercaud, which will come on stream in 2012 and 2013. It is our vision to have around 10 hotels in near the future under our portfolio and establish a firm footprint in India,” he added.