Serene Pavilions wins World Luxury Hotel’s ‘Country Award for Luxury Beach Resort’

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Sri Lanka’s newest boutique hotel and a prestigious member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Seren Pavilions has been awarded as a Winner of the World Luxury Hotel Awards 2010 – Country Award for Luxury Beach Resort in Sri Lanka.

Chief Executive Anura Lokuhetty commented: “We are thrilled to receive such praise as we have worked hard to achieve international standards. We pride ourselves on service and high standards of hospitality and continually listen to our guests to ensure they have a memorable experience.”

The World Luxury Hotel Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for Luxury Hotels worldwide. The Award was established as a celebration of ultimate achievement in hoteliering. It is about congratulating hotels that have taken the extra step and differentiated themselves from “good hotels” to “exceptional hotels”.

The World Luxury Hotel Awards accounts for all categories in the luxury hotel industry. Award winners set the benchmark for luxury hotels in achieving recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence.

Serene Pavilions (Pvt) Ltd. presents 12 highly styled, luxurious pavilions positioned on the West coast offering a new dimension to luxury hospitality on the island.

This new boutique hotel accommodates up to 30 guests and welcomes young adults over 15 years. Conveniently located on the west coast in Wadduwa, just a 45 minute drive from the capital city of Colombo, this beachside luxury hideaway offers an ideal Sri Lankan holiday experience, an incentive add-on to business trips, and perfect for honeymoons or for pure luxury escapism and indulgence. 

Serene Pavilions with an emphasis on space, tranquility and peace of mind, using Balinese and Sri-Lankan architecture, is set amidst a seven-acre coconut grove with direct access to its sandy beach facing the Indian Ocean. All pavilions have their own private plunge pools surrounded by a large ground floor pool decking area with Bali designed sun protection cover with outside shower and facilities as well as 24 hour private butler service. 

Each pavilion consists of either one or two elegant bedrooms with attached dressing room, a spacious sitting room and dining area, a furnished kitchenette, a butler’s pantry, a private bar and a large bathroom featuring two vanity units, separate shower room and Jacuzzi. They are equipped with flat TV, DVD/CD player, safe, hairdryer, tea and coffee makers and other items to pamper the most sophisticated of guests.

Eight of the one-bedroom pavilions are two-storeyed and positioned on the ocean front with spacious first floor balconies offering unrivalled views.  The four garden and central pool pavilions (one with one-bedroom and three with two-bedrooms) are spread across 225 square metres on the same level, wrapped around by a private garden and decking. All have been built 12 feet above sea-level.

The Serene Pavilions’ signature centrepiece is its Amritha Bar and The Pavilions Restaurant, which links the garden and pool area to the beachfront. The bar is situated on the ground floor overlooking the ocean, surrounded by a timber deck stretching onto lush gardens and the beach.

The Pavilions Restaurant, on the first floor, offers a panoramic view of the Indian Ocean, and provides an á la carte menu including Eastern, Asian, International and Western cuisine. A wine cellar with a range of fine wines is also available for the discerning palate. The gourmet Executive Chef offers world-wide experience and will create a choice of menu at the guests’ choice of location.

This new venture in luxury hospitality in Sri Lanka was initiated by British entrepreneur, Clive Leach CBE, Chairman of Serene Pavilions (Pvt) Ltd. and Sri Lankan veteran hotelier Anura Lokuhetty, Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive. He is presently the President of the Tourist Hotels Association of Sri Lanka.