Ceylon Hotels Corp to construct a 50-room hotel in Maldives for USD27.7mn

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Nov 16, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Ceylon Hotel Corporation said that it plans to construct a 50-room hotel in Maldives with an investment of 27.7 million US dollars.

The company said that it has approved an acquisition of the entire shareholding of Ceylon Hotel Maldives (Pvt )Ltd (CHML) for a sum of 700,020 rupees by united hotels company private limited (UHCL), a fully owned subsidiary of Ceylon Hotel Corporation.

CHML has obtained exchange controlled approval for an equity investment of 11.08 million of US dollars in order to invest in the construction of a resort in Maldives, the company said in a filing to Colombo Stock Exchange.

Total construction cost of the 50 room resort will be 27.70 million US dollars and the balance amount of 16.62 million US dollars will be funded through a bank borrowing.

CHML will be the developer and the operator of this hotel in Maldives, the filing said.