Aug 04, 2011 (LBO) – Heritance Ahungalla, an Aitken Spence group hotel has won the top award for the best hotel team and best culinary team overall in Sri Lanka’s Culinary Art 2011, the islands largest food and trade exhibition and competition. Aitken Spence said its hotels had won 145 medals in the competition where entrants competed on 25 categories. Out of 32 special awards, Heritance hotels had won 13.
The annual event is organized by the Chef’s Guild of Sri Lanka.
“It is essential for us as a destination, to attract the high-end traveler, and in order to do so we need to be able to offer the products and services expected from this market segment,” Malin Hapugoda, managing director, Aitken Spence Hotels said in a statement.
“Aitken Spence Hotels is committed towards elevating the image of the country and being recognized as having the Best Culinary Team is yet another endorsement of our continuous yearn to position Sri Lanka as a world-class tourist destination.”
Aitken Spence Hotels is the largest resort operator in Sri Lanka and the largest international hotel operator in the Maldives. It also manages hotels in India and Oman.
The awards included the following: Best Cocktail – H.D. Dilum Jeewantha Jayathung