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Uga Escapes wins 18 TripAdvisor travelers’ Choice Awards

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  • Including prestigious Top luxury hotels in Asia, Top Service in Asia, Top 25 for Romance in Asia and top 25 Hotels in Asia


Uga Escapes, one of Sri Lanka’s most celebrated hospitality groups who prides itself in five splendid properties; Ulagalla Resort, Jungle Beach, Uga Bay, Residence and Chena Huts has brought several international and national awards home over the years. Adding to their latest achievements, Uga Escapes properties has emerged triumphant, winning several Asian and Local Awards of Excellence at the Trip Advisor Travelers’ Choice awards.

Chosen from hospitality destinations across Sri Lanka, Jungle Beach has secured Number 8 among the Top 10 for Luxury Hotels, Number 4 among Best Service, Number 2 among Top Hotels and Number 14 among Best Romantic facilities. Uga Bay has secured Number 9 among Top 10 for Luxury Hotels, Number 14 among Best Service and Number 2 among Top Hotels. In addition Residence has been ranked Number 24 among Best Service, Number 9 among Top 25 for Romantic Destinations and Number 25 among Top 25 Small Hotels.

Hailing under the Asian Region, Ulagalla Resort has secured four awards. Ranking Number 14 among the Top 25 Small Hotels in Asia, Number 10 among the Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Asia, Number 17 among the Top 25 for Best Service in Asia, and Number 20 among the Top 25 for Romantic destinations in Asia, the Resort has imprinted the quality of Sri Lanka’s hospitality in the Region. As most remarkable achievements, ranking among the Sri Lankan contenders, Ulagalla Resort has topped the list as the Number 1 Luxury Hotel in Sri Lanka and Number 1 Hotel for Best Service. They have also been ranked Number 2 among the Top 25 Romantic and Top 25 Small Hotels in Sri Lanka. Commenting on their special achievements, Uga Escapes CEO Ramli Gaffoor added, “The hallmarks of Travelers’ Choice hotels winners are remarkable quality, service and value. Hence, we are delighted to have four of the five properties under Uga Escapes Management recognised by such standards of Trip Advisor, as Top Destinations on the rise in Sri Lanka and in the Asian region. The only reason Chena Huts has not made it to the list is due to the fact that is a recent opening with insufficient number of reviews even though it has won numerous awards of excellence within its short span of duration.”

Trip Advisor is the travel website that helps travellers across the globe, find the latest reviews and lowest prices. Every year, Trip Advisor recognises thousands of diverse properties in major countries and regions worldwide with Travelers’ Choice Awards. The winners are determined based on the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers worldwide. The winners are ranked for their exclusive value, service, amenities and overall experience. Hence they are also renowned as a great source of inspiration for travellers. Uga Escapes is a fully owned subsidiary of the Finco Group. Incorporated in 1963, the group comprises of several companies recording success in diverse fields. The company owns boutique properties offering unique experiences across the island that include Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach in Trincomalee, Uga Bay in Pasikudah, the latest addition Chena Huts in Yala, and Residence by Uga Escapes in the heart of Colombo.


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