Kandy’s Santani Resort named in Time magazines 100 ‘World’s Greatest Places’

Aug 29, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Santani Resort, has been named in the Time magazines 100 ‘World’s Greatest Places’.

“We have received unprecedented international recognition since opening the hotel a year and a half ago, but to be featured on “World’s Greatest” list by TIME is really a great honour,”  Vickum Nawagamuwage,  Founder/Chief Executive, Santani said.

“In two years, we have been able to deliver more than any other property in Sri Lanka has in the world stage.”

Time Magazine, one of the oldest and most reputed publications in the world, has featured this Sri Lankan luxury resort in its “World’s Greatest Places’ list published last week.

Santani which is located in Kandy is one of the only eight Asian properties featured on this prestigious list. This is also the first time a Sri Lankan entity has been featured in any TIME magazine list.

“This is the first time a Sri Lanka entity has made it to any of TIME Magazine’s acclaimed lists,” said Chairman, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Dehan Senviratne.

Santani, which opened in 2016 with an investment of four million US dollars, has helped put Sri Lanka on a spotlight in a positive way, he said.

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Chairman Dehan Seneviratne congratulated Santani for bringing recognition to Sri Lanka.

The World’s Greatest Places list received nominations from the magazine editors and correspondents for bars, restaurants, theme parks, cruises, hotels, museums, parks and other attractions.

They were then evaluated based on criteria such as quality, originality, innovation, sustainability and influence.