Asia Leisure and Bel­luna Ja­pan in­tro­duce Le Grand in Galle

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - TOURISM -

In keep­ing with its vi­sion to of­fer ex­clu­sive leisure prop­er­ties at key se­lected des­ti­na­tions, Asia Leisure, in part­ner­ship with Bel­luna Co. Ltd, Ja­pan, opened its sixth leisure prop­erty ‘Le Grand’ in Galle on July 31, 2018.

With its at­trac­tive set­ting and of­fer­ings, the ur­ban re­sort and life­style des­ti­na­tion will cater to a va­ri­ety of trav­ellers.

“Asia Leisure is one of the most widely recog­nised re­sort brands in the coun­try and to­gether with Bel­luna, Ja­pan, we are pleased to add this ho­tel to our fam­ily,” said Asia Leisure Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Rey­han Mor­ris. “We will con­tinue to ex­pand our pres­ence, de­liv­er­ing a unique sense of hos­pi­tal­ity that makes guests feel at ease the mo­ment they walk through the door. Le Grand, Galle ex­em­pli­fies this unique ser­vice in terms of lo­cal­ity, the ex­cep­tional view of the Galle Fort and the mod­ern ameni­ties and ser­vices that we of­fer.”

Le Grand is a syn­ony­mous leisure/ hos­pi­tal­ity name in Ja­pan and with prop­er­ties de­vel­oped by Bel­luna such as Le Grand Karuizawa Ho­tel and Re­sort and Le Grand Kyukaruizawa and based on the suc­cess of these prop­er­ties, this lat­est prop­erty by Asia Leisure and Bel­luna will Co. Ltd will bring forth the same brand legacy.

Many of the ho­tel’s gue­strooms and suites have spell­bind­ing views of the In­dian Ocean and UNESCO World Her­itage site Galle Fort, with the suites that in­clude the plunge pool even be­ing named af­ter the Bas­tions of the Fort, rang­ing from the 45 square-me­tre Deluxe Sea View Room to the el­e­gantly styled Plunge-pool Suite of­fer­ing 146 square-me­tres of lux­u­ri­ous liv­ing space. The Sit­ting Room of­fers the great­est views of the en­tire ho­tel with a spa­cious open-air pool­side ter­race that pro­vides a tran­quil re­treat from the ur­ban life­style.

The ho­tel’s one-of-a-kind pool­side bar, ‘DIP’ of­fers de­light­ful cock­tail con­coc­tions to com­plete the sa­ti­a­tion of senses as guests re­lax on over­sized sunbeds un­der the shade of gi­ant um­brel­las.

Le Grand, Galle takes a fresh ap­proach to din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences with its use of rus­tic and ruggedly trop­i­cal decor. ‘TASTE’, an all-day din­ing restau­rant of­fers the am­biance and sim­plic­ity of a mod­ern bistro with food that is de­light­ful and brings back mem­o­ries of home. ‘BLUE’, the spe­cial­ity seafood restau­rant boasts an open kitchen, an en­vi­able wine list and sprawl­ing views of the deep blue ocean. The ex­quis­ite meals are pre­pared us­ing seafood de­liv­ered daily by lo­cal fish­er­man.

Com­ment­ing on the ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign of Le Grand, Galle, prin­ci­pal ar­chi­tect of the prop­erty, PWA Ar­chi­tects’ Philip Weer­aratne said: “Two ex­tremely dis­tinct and ex­clu­sive char­ac­ter­is­tics of this prop­erty were the stun­ning view of the world her­itage mon­u­ment, the Galle fort and its ram­parts across the azure blue wa­ters of the In­dian Ocean. Ab­sorb­ing all this, it was only nat­u­ral that our cre­ation and it’s form should be respectful in pro­por­tion, form and tex­ture. We also wanted to po­si­tion the spa­ces and un­ravel the ho­tel as an ex­cit­ing maze of dis­cov­er­ies of long vis­tas and framed views of both the fort and ocean which were an ever-chang­ing mu­ral and es­cape to feast your eyes on.”

The prop­erty of­fers a state-of-the-art gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, as well as beauty and mas­sage treat­ments in the spa area where Ba­li­nese ther­a­pists com­bine tra­di­tional rit­u­als with pre­cious oils and salves to nurture, bal­ance and re­store a guest’s peace of body and mind.

Asia Leisure op­er­ates a num­ber of lux­ury leisure prop­er­ties in­clud­ing Shin­gawa Beach in Balapi­tiya, Ta­marind Hill in Galle, Taprobana in Wad­duwa, The River House in Balapi­tiya and its lat­est ad­di­tion The Habi­tat in Kos­goda. Asia Leisure is cur­rently en­gaged in an ex­pan­sion drive to es­tab­lish mul­ti­ple prop­er­ties in Galle, city ho­tels in Colombo and the Mal­dives.

One of the lux­ury rooms at Le Grand, Galle

Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­re­mas­inghe and Am­bas­sador of Ja­pan to Sri Lanka Kenichi Su­ganuma of­fi­cially open­ing Le Grand, Galle

From left: Prime Min­is­ter Ranil Wick­re­mas­inghe, Am­bas­sador of Ja­pan to Sri Lanka Kenichi Su­ganuma, Asia Cap­i­tal Group Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer and Di­rec­tor Ste­fan Abeyesinhe and Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter Va­jira Abey­war­dena

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Sri Lanka

© PressReader. All rights reserved.