Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort & Spa gets global glory

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One of the worlds’ most respected online travel magazines, has placed Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort & Spa on their list of ‘50 hottest luxury hotel openings in 2015,’ making it the second time in two months that the property has been recognised and endorsed by an international travel publication. Previously CNN rated the property at #6 in the ‘list of 11 hotel openings in 2015 we can’t wait to check into’. TravelPlusStyle is an independent online travel magazine that showcases ‘the prestigious and the exotic, the inspiring and the sophisticated from the world of conscience-driven luxury’, and, in a list that includes Keemala Phuket, Thailand, Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles and Roving Bushtons Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania; has placed Anantara Tangalle ninth in its top 50 for 2015.’s mandate is to travel the world and review and photograph beautiful destinations, stylish hotels, resorts and lodges, seeking ‘great design, architecture, style and inspiring activities and experiences the discerning travelers are interested in’. More details can be found on This listing, following so closely after the #6 spot Anantara Tangalle Resort & Spa gained on CNN’s list of ‘11 hotel openings in 2015 we can’t wait to check into’; is testament to the excitement the much anticipated hotel is generating in the global travel and leisure arena. “Naturally we are delighted that the hotel is garnering so much attention internationally,” says Abbas Esufally, Chairman Hemas Leisure Sector. “The buzz that has been generated about Anantara Tangalle Resort & Spa is truly amazing and is a boon not just for the property, but also for the country, since the hotel is drawing the attention of people worldwide and putting Sri Lanka and Tangalle even more firmly on the map as a must see destination.” Speaking about the property, Serendib Leisure Management Ltd. Managing Director Ranil De Silva said: “This is the second consecutive time that the hotel has been on an international ‘must visit’ list, having first appeared on CNN’s ‘11 hotels opening in 2015 we can’t wait to check into’ and now in’s top 50. I am very proud that the hotel is garnering so much international attention and praise; Anantara Tangalle is in a league of its own in Sri Lanka, offering guests an unprecedented degree of luxury. However the property isn’t just remarkable here, it can compete with some of the best in the world, a fact that is amply demonstrated by the anticipation that surrounds the upcoming opening in July of this year. I look forward to the opening, and cannot wait to start welcoming guests to the quintessential ‘Anantara experience’ right here in Sri Lanka.” Scheduled to open in July 2015, the Anantara Tangalle Peace Haven Resort & Spa is set within a sprawling 18 hectares, and features 152 guest rooms including 32 pool villas. Each of these villas boasts its very own private pool. Particularly notable is the architecture and design of the property, which features high-pitched roofs and breezy open spaces among groves of coconut palms, epitomising the very best in indigenous design – a hallmark of Anantara properties around the world.