Already well known as sales and marketing representatives for luxury resorts and hotels in South East Asia, SmartOtels has expanded its coverage to include South Asia and the Indian Ocean with the landmark addition of 5* The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka and luxury Amaya Resorts across Sri Lanka. The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo and Amaya Resorts are award winning luxury resorts and hotels in key locations across Sri Lanka – widely recognised as a ‘hot’ tourism destination in 2015. The two companies will attend BIT MIlan this week and then ITB Berlin in early March.
In addition to The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, SmartOtels will initially focus on Amaya Beach, Pasikuda, fronting on Sri Lanka’s best white sand beach, Amaya Hills, just above Kandy, Sri Lanka’s second city and cultural hotspot and Amaya Lake, just outside Dambulla and in the heart of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle. Each of the hotels and resorts has its own unique style, reflecting its location and appealing to the fast growing interest in luxury, boutique properties. SmartOtels will also support sales of Amaya Resorts’ other resorts and hotels, which includes 2 members of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, is superbly located overlooking the Indian Ocean in the heart of Colombo at the north end of Galle Face Green and moments from the World Trade Center and the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct. All 229 rooms and suites have views over the Indian Ocean. Spacious, stylish rooms with white marble bathrooms, four restaurants, four bars and lounges, a superb pool with a great view, conference and banqueting and The Senses Spa along with an exceptional standard of service all contribute to a very individual experience when staying at this 5 star, award winning hotel.
Amaya Beach, Pasikuda, is a superb contemporary style, luxury resort fronting on the best beach in Sri Lanka on the country’s East Coast. 125 spacious and luxurious rooms and suites across 7 categories, ensure just the right choice for each guest’s stay, whilst a choice of 2 restaurants, a large range of activities, including organised activities for children, fitness facilities and the ayurvedic Spa ensure a perfect stay, whether for an extended stay or a few nights on a tour of the pearl drop island.
The award winning Amaya Hills, sits high in the hills above Kandy with stunning views across surrounding hills and valleys. 100 luxury rooms and suites, a superb restaurant, bar state of the art fitness facilities, pool with stunning views and an ayurvedic Spa, make a stay here highly memorable and it is a great base to explore all of the cultural attractions kandy has to offer or simply enjoy jungle trekking and many other activities in the cooler climes of inland Sri Lanka.
Amaya Lake, close to Dambulla, is a superb choice as a recognised eco-friendly resort with individual villas and suites which blend into the surrounding countryside alongside Kandalama Lake. A superb pool, a wide choice of activities and a feeling of being at one with nature make this a great choice when stopping in Dambulla to experience the many attractions of Sri Lanka’s cultural triangle, including Dambulla’s famous cave temple complex.
Matthew Brooks, co-founder and CEO of SmartOtels said: “We are delighted to have been chosen as sales representatives for The Kingsbury Hotel and Amaya Resorts in the UK and certain European markets. These are superb, award winning, luxury resorts and hotels at the level the U.K. and European leisure markets look for. Extending our portfolio to include Sri Lanka adds a hot destination and enables us to present a wider selection to our network, benefiting our existing clients in South East Asia as well as our new clients.”
Denesh Silva, Director Marketing and Sales for The Kingsbury Hotel and Amaya Resorts said: “Although we regularly attend the main travel shows in the UK and Europe, it was clear to us that we also needed day to day sales representation in these countries between shows to ensure our luxury resorts and hotels are consistently positioned in front of key contacts to push business through to us from the source. The relationship we have established with SmartOtels, their enthusiasm and commitment as well as their achievements for their established clients made us confident that Joaquin and Matthew were the right people to undertake this for us.”
The sales and marketing representation service in the UK and Europe provided by SmartOtels continues to attract growing interest and we confidently expect to be making an exciting further announcement in the next few weeks.