The Sri Lankan government, as part of its plan to establish new industrial estates within new and existing port structures, plans to establish four cement facilities adjacent to the country’s main ports.
The Indian Hotels Company, which runs the Taj, Vivanta and Gateway brands of hotels, on July 3 said it has reopened its Sri Lanka property, the Vivanta by Taj Bentota, after extensive renovations, which cost it over Rs 65 crore. The 160-rooms Vivanta by Taj Bentota is an exclusive beach and spa resort on the southern coast of Sri Lanka. The property has over 6,500 sqft of indoor and outdoor space for meetings and conferences, he added.
Already having three hotels in Sri Lanka, Taj Hotels is looking at expanding its presence in the island country, says Manoj Mathew VM, General Manager, Vivanta by Taj Bentota. Mathew said the next stop for Taj would likely be Trincomalee in the East. The port city has 'great beaches', and a hotel may come up there within a year, he said.