Aliya Resort and Spa, Sigiriya celebrated its two year anniversary this December. Staying true to the resort’s tasteful and charming ambience, the celebrations included a pirith ceremony and other religious observances in the presence of Theme Resorts and Spas Chairman Chandra Wickramasinghe, management and staff, dignitaries and many well wishers.
Aliya Resort which opened its doors in 2013 under Theme Resorts and Spas Ltd., which under its group umbrella includes Maalu Maalu Resort and Spa, Passekudah, Mountbatten Bungalow Kandy, Wild Trails Yala and Kithala Resort Tissamaharama, brings its guests an authentic Sri Lankan experience accented by culture and luxury.
Nestled among the lush greenery of the Central province, located at the centre of the cultural triangle, with the breathtaking backdrops of the Sigiriya and Pidurangala, Aliya encapsulates Sri Lanka’s rich heritage and magnificence. The spacious chalets and the charming luxury tented rooms along with the many facilities and excursions offered by the resort, including the excellent Ayurvedic Spa ensures guests the best of comfort and opulence as they indulge in this uniquely Sri Lankan experience.
Designed to capture and accentuate the wild natural beauty of the area, Aliya which spreads across acres includes a small paddy field and a lake made within its compound. The property is landscaped with indigenous flora and fauna and implements energy efficient systems in its operations. In recognition of its commitment towards environmental conservation and sustainability Aliya in 2014 received the Gold Award in GREEN Retaining System of New Building by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBLSL) an affiliate of the World Green Council.
As a part of its continuous dedication towards environmental conservation Aliya was host to the 19th International Forestry and Environmental Symposium in October this year with the participation of the Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy.
Aliya is also one of the selected few local resorts which has had the privilege of being honoured with both ISO22000:2005 and HACCP certification for the food safety and management systems maintained.
Having been the hotel of choice to guests both local and foreign seeking a uniquely authentic stay within the cultural triangle, Aliya has also been the official home of choice by ‘Sri Lanka Cricket’ for the Sri Lankan and international cricket teams during the matches played at the Dambulla stadium.
Due to its excellence in the hospitality industry, Aliya in 2014 was awarded the ‘Luxury New Hotel in the Indian Ocean’ at the prestigious World Luxury Awards, regarded as the most exclusive awards in the industry.