Sri Lanka east coast to get luxury hotel

Dec 28, 2010 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Esna Holdings, a consultancy and advisory services firm, plans to set up a luxury beach resort in Nilaveli, a prime beach front on the island’s east coast, a statement said. Sri Lanka has seen an influx of tourists after the end of its 30-year ethnic war in May 2009. The project by a subsidiary, Esna Villas, is valued at a million US dollars and marks the group’s diversification into the booming hotel sector, it said.

The property on Nilaveli beach, north of Trincomalee port, has a 144 feet beach frontage.

The company plans to set up an ‘all suite’ boutique hotel on the property with construction already in progress, the statement said.

“Esna Villas plans to set up similar boutique hotels in other prime tourist locations around the island.”