Tamarind Tree Garden Resort promises ultimate sustainable and horizontal luxury

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By Tania de Silva

The distance from the metropolis of Colombo to Tamarind Tree Garden Resort, which is near the Bandaranaike International Airport, is only 30 minutes. Travellers looking for a quiet retreat before or after a long flight will find it perfect here. Due to its close proximity to numerous historical sites and natural reserves, the resort’s location is also ideal for those who want to experience the city’s cultural and natural attractions. 

A tranquil getaway from the bustle of city life is also made possible by the resort’s setting amidst verdant greenery and tranquil environs. Offering visitors a singular experience of “horizontal luxury,” the resort takes pleasure in its dedication to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.

With a focus on sustainability, Tamarind Tree Garden Resort provides a variety of lodging choices, including Superior rooms, Bungalow rooms, and roomy suites. The rooms are tastefully furnished with contemporary conveniences to give visitors the optimum level of comfort and relaxation. Every room has a private veranda with views of the lush landscaping of the property.

One of the resort’s many amenities is a front desk restaurant open around-the-clock serving delicious regional and foreign cuisine. Additionally, they offer visitors a unique opportunity to experience sustainable farming practices at the organic garden and stables, as well as a state-of-the-art banquet hall, bar, swimming pool, tennis court, and lush 13 acres of greenery as visitors have a unique opportunity to witness healthy agricultural methods.

Tamarind Tree Garden Resort Katunayake has been committed to sustainability and environmentally responsible practices as it anticipates the future and aligns with the UN’s sustainability standards (3 P’s of sustainability) and the 7 R’s of sustainability. Within a year, the resort intends to operate entirely sustainably, and it has already made a lot of progress in that direction. These initiatives consist of setting up solar panels, employing waste-management techniques, and utilising organic food grown in the resort’s own yard in its dining establishments. The resort’s dedication to sustainability has acted as a catalyst for its transition to a wholly eco-friendly retreat. Tamarind Tree Garden Resort Katunayake has emerged as the top option for a garden resort as more tourists opt for ecologically friendly accommodations. 

The retreat will also broaden its selection of MICE tourism, family travel, and experiential travel. The resort currently has a completely functional, cutting-edge banquet hall that can accommodate over 250 people, and it plans to expand its facilities even further with additional investments to meet the demand for MICE tourism in Sri Lanka in the future. As part of its growth strategy, the resort will also create outdoor/garden venues for MICE and banquet facilities.

A variety of kid-friendly activities are being designed and created with the intention of introducing them as part of future growth plans. This would make it an interesting spot in and of itself by including a variety of outdoor activities on the premises.

The expansion plans, which call for the introduction of new facilities, the improvement of numerous areas of the property and services, as well as the enhancement and improvement of sustainable practices and staff-related facilities, have been approved for an investment approximately Rs. 100 million.

Cyril Perera, one of Sri Lanka’s finest general managers with exposure both locally and globally, is in charge of leading the hotel’s most valuable asset, its on-site staff.

Winstone Hotel Developers and Management and Acorn Leisure Ltd. are presently sharing management of Tamarind Tree Garden Resort (formerly Hemas Leisure).

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