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Elephant Reach, Yala celebrates 10th anniversary

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Elephant Reach, one of the first hotels to set the standards of luxury accommodation and world-class service in Yala, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.

The hotel first opened its doors to guests on 29 March 2006, under the management of Lanka Hotels & Resorts Ltd. In celebration of a decade of world class accommodation and service, the Elephant Reach team took part in an all-night ‘pirith’ ceremony followed by almsgiving to the Maha Sangha.

A tree planting campaign was held in line with the hotel’s sustainable tourism initiative. The entire team was then blessed by a Christian priest from the locality. The day’s celebrations were dedicated by the management of Lanka Hotels & Resorts to the hotel team to appreciate their good work and unwavering support.

This amazing milestone comes following a groundbreaking achievement by Elephant Reach, as the hotel was crowned Best Wildlife Resort (International) 2015 by Lonely Planet Magazine India. Starting off with 21 well-appointed chalets, Elephant Reach added 14 more over the last decade, to embrace more guests travelling to the region.

The hotel boasts an overall rating of 4/5 on Trip Advisor for outstanding service, value for money and top notch amenities. The hotel recently underwent a comprehensive refurbishment process. The coming months will see Lanka Hotels & Resorts expanding the property further to include more accommodation spaces and also giving Elephant Reach a complete facelift.

Lanka Hotels & Resorts Director Malinga Fernando said: “We are excited by the notion that we have been in the business of delighting guests for 10 years and I take this opportunity to thank my team at Elephant Reach for making the hotel what it is today. I’m confident we will continue to raise the bar in luxury and service quality for many more years to come. Plans are already underway to bring another property under the Lanka Hotels & Resorts umbrella to service the noticeable increase in tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka.”

Lanka Hotels & Resorts Group General Manager Nilanth Rupsinghe said: “We are delighted that this important milestone falls in line with the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. While celebrating a decade of committed service to our guests, we will be celebrating the New Year by offering a range of discounts and holiday packages to guests during this season.”

Elephant Reach, Yala, is strategically located within one of Sri Lanka’s premier wildlife parks and has fast become a sought after hotel by those travelling to the region, both, locals and tourists. The hotel features spectacular views of the surrounding wilderness, modern and comfortable accommodation spaces, world-class service and mouth-watering dining options. The recent refurbishment program has given the hotel’s common areas and rooms a fresh appearance.

Lanka Hotels & Resorts, within the span of a few years has grown its portfolio to manage three other hotels – Beach Camp in Yala, Richmond Villa in Kandy and C-Negombo. For accommodation details and information relating to special New Year offers, visit www.elephantreach.com or call Reservations on 0772 678 678.