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Marriott debuts first property in Sri Lanka

Marriott Hotels has announced the opening of Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa, marking Marriott International’s first hotel in Sri Lanka.

The hotel offers more than 200 rooms and suites boasting private balconies that look out onto Weligama Bay.

Given its beachfront location, it’s also being pitched as a prime location for corporate events. The resort boasts 3,360sqm of combined outdoor and indoor meeting spaces that includes a creative banquet space that can host up to 2,000 guests.

“Sri Lanka is a new frontier for Marriott International, and Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa is an innovative addition to Marriott Hotels’ growing portfolio of resorts in Asia-Pacific by sparking new ways of thinking,” said Mike Fulkerson, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Asia-Pacific, Marriott International.

“The resort is a great base for intrepid travellers who want to experience the wealth of Sri Lanka’s rich culture and natural attractions, meanwhile families can enjoy the beautiful beachfront resort, facilities and F&B offerings. We believe Marriott will lead the way in redefining the resort hotel experience in Sri Lanka.”

Guests have the option of dining at four specialty restaurants at the resort. The all-day dining restaurant, Weligama Kitchen spreads across different zones, each with an interactive live kitchen focused on a distinct cuisine that serves authentic local dishes and international flavors.

The Big Fish is a chef-driven restaurant offering gourmet seafood dining in a relaxed yet elegant setting; Tides is an integration of the Lobby and Lobby Lounge with a clearly defined bar which transitions from coffee and pastries during the day to cocktails and light bites in the evening; and The Mirissa Banking Company provides freshly-baked desserts and snacks, accompanied by a selection of fine coffee, fresh juices and specialty drinks.

The resort caters to families with young children by providing a large, indoor kid’s activity centre with fun-filled game zones and play areas. Adults can find refuge at the resort’s renowned Quan Spa which offers authentic Ayurvedic therapies alongside modern techniques to relax and revitalise the body and mind. The resort also provides a fitness center with three outdoor swimming pools for active guests.

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