Sri Lanka Heritance bags green tourism awards

Sept 03, 2012 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Heritance Hotels and Resorts, a brand of the island’s Aitken Spence group has won top green awards at a competition organized by the state tourism promotion agency. The awards for best employee of the year, and best restaurant manager of the year went to
Kumara Karunaratne and Tushara Gunaratne, also from the same hotel.

Heritance Kandalama, which is built around a hillock near a man-made fresh water reservoir in central Sri Lanka has won awards for ‘best practices in green architecture’ and ‘best practices in accommodation’.

Heritance Kandalama was designed by Geoffrey Bawa, a celebrated Sri Lankan architect.

“Our employees represent the Company’s most important asset and, as such, are vital to its success,” Malin Hapugoda, managing director of Aitken Spence Hotels said in a statement.

“It is only thorough the strength of our team that we have been able to win accolades such as the awards won at this year’s Sri Lanka Tourism Awards.”

In the individual category chef Lalith Gunasekara from Heritance Ahungalle, bagged the ‘best chef of the year’ award.