Pigeon Island Beach Resort Trincomalee now part of world famous Preferred Hotel Group

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Pigeon Island Beach Resort in Trincomalee has collaborated with the world-renowned Preferred Hotel Group to come under the latter’s popular Sterling Hotels brand.

Preferred Hotel Group has a family of brands – Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Boutique, Summit Hotels & Resorts, Sterling Hotels, and Historic Hotels of America – all of which encompass the finest independent hotels and resorts in the world.

Still growing in numbers after more than 40 years, Preferred Hotel Group’s legendary commitment to quality continues to ensure an unparalleled guest experience at over 700 hotels and resorts in 75 countries.

The alliance is expected to further boost the impressive and enchanting profile of Pigeon Island Beach Resort.

With the recent upsurge in the travel industry and the idyllic beaches of the North and the East beckoning ever increasing crowds from both local and foreign shores, Trincomalee is fast becoming the new ‘happening’ destination.

“The resort has recently been refurbished and upgraded and with the new developments in the east coast and more and more visitors prefer it as a holiday destination. I see a lot of potential for Pigeon Island Resort to offer something unique to them. We have the best facilities and services to offer and our location is undoubtedly one of the best in the area,” said General Manager – Sales and Marketing Roshi Stronach, who boasts a progressive career that spans 15 years in hotel industry.

She said that if one could find a secluded paradise more perfect, it must surely be Pigeon Island. Located north of Trinco off Nilaveli on one of the finest beaches in Sri Lanka, Pigeon Island boasts shallow shores and vast stretches of pure white sands, with brightly hued tropical fish and coral reefs abound in the crystal clear ocean.

Offering complete bliss and luxury in an utterly peaceful setting, Pigeon Island Beach Resort comprises 40 rooms (A/C), with internet, satellite TV facilities and every other modern convenience. For those who prefer a little more luxury, there are six suites in stylish design, with two bedrooms and a lounge area – a private butler service is also available for a more personalised service. There is an expansive pool with a poolside bar and a main bar to provide replenishments day and night. A blend of contemporary and classic fare is served offering both Eastern and Western cuisine, the choice array of seafood dishes being the most impressive. The well-stocked bar serves specially selected wines and other spirits and tempting cocktails.

The facilities also include a fitness centre, and a Kid’s Zone which includes a play area with supervision and activities provided at all times.

The activities available include water sports, dolphin and whale watching tours, boat rides and tours to Fort Frederick, Pigeon Island and other areas of interest nearby. For those wanting a less restful atmosphere, beach parties are also arranged.

Catering to both local and foreign markets, the resort also offers special rates on wedding, honeymoon and family packages.

Although Trincomalee is approximately 272 km from Colombo, the incredibly idyllic setting and the matching hospitality of Pigeon Island Resort will certainly make the journey more than worthwhile. With the enthusiastic and talented team, Pigeon Island Resort is gearing up to meet the challenges of progress head on and its guests can certainly look forward to great times and unforgettable holidays to come.