July 29, 2014 (LBO) – A 650 million rupees eco-friendly hotel will be build in Sigiriya in central Sri Lanka by Union Resorts and Spa Ltd, the state investment promotion agency said. The hotel branded Water Gardens will have 30 luxury villas will us renewable resources and be eco-friendly, with a reduced ‘carbon footprint’ the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka which gives tax breaks to new projects, said.
The hotel is designed by Channa Daswatte, a protÃ©gÃ© of famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa.
Sigiriya in Central Sri Lanka is located on the so-called ‘cultural triangle’ area which is dotted with ancient ruins. Sigiriya itself is a UNESCO world heritage site with ruins of an ancient structure built on and around a rock standing out from a plain. The rock itself is surrounded by water gardens.