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Cantaloupe Hotels unveiled its second hotel yesterday built in the southern tourist hotspot of Rumassala and outlined progress on its third property as well.
Cantaloupe Hotels was initiated as the parent company of the hotel chain with an initial investment outlay of $ 400,000, to launch its first property, Cantaloupe Aqua, in 2010. Following its success as a sought-after leisure destination in Unawatuna, the second property project Cantaloupe Levels in Galle was initiated last year with an investment of $ 600,000, and is expected to be opened in
The company also noted Cantaloupe Hotels has specialised in exploiting strong demand on the southern coast from high-spending tourists from Europe and Asian emerging markets.
Cantaloupe Hotels is now expanding its reach with a third property development in Midigama (three km before Weligama), Cantaloupe Soul Surf, a 30-room beach resort and surf school. The development currently under construction is expected to open in July 2015.
The total cost of the project investment is $ 3.1 million and is currently at phase 1, funded internally by Cantaloupe Hotels and the rest through private placement of representing a 43% shareholding of Grand Surf, a fully-owned subsidiary of Cantaloupe Hotels, to be raised to finance the final phase of the project.
â€śToday we are pleased to announce Cantaloupe Levels; a nine-room boutique type hill top property located near the peak of the mythical Rumassala hill. Levels is our second property under the Cantaloupe Hotels portfolio. As a concept, Levels will be a sub brand for hill top properties we are looking to conceptualise and develop in the medium to long term,â€ť said Cantaloupe Founder/CEO Dmitri Jayasuriya.
The hotel will also in essence be a walk-through gallery representing all things Sri Lankan ranging from wildlife, heritage, design and culture, all presented in a pop art format, he noted.
â€śService at Levels will literally be taken to another level with unique and creative personal services comparable to those provided to you by world-renowned concierge services. We are hoping to redefine world-famous Sri Lankan hospitality and culture by creating a singular combination of consideration, authenticity and warmth,â€ť added Jayasuriya.
Cantaloupe also launched its new Cantaloupe Hotels corporate logo and identity. The logo combines the fundamental Cantaloupe signatures such as the crowns, the colours of Cantaloupe, and subtle representation of different divisions of the group; also incorporating the colours of the Sri Lankan flag into the Cantaloupe crown.
- Cantaloupe unveils second hotel, says third property with $ 3.1m investment to be opened in 2015