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Highly anticipated super-luxury ITC Ratnadipa opens in Colombo next week

April 20, Colombo (LNW): Highly anticipated super-luxury ITC Ratnadipa Colombo hotel is poised to open its doors on next Thursday (25 April) under the patronage of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.The landmark hotel is their first project outside India for ITC.

The ITC Ratnadeepa Hotel project is a noteworthy venture as it signifies the maiden development in Sri Lanka by WelcomHotels Lanka Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the prestigious ITC Ltd. 

The introduction of this super-luxury hotel promises a new level of opulence and service excellence in Colombo, catering to discerning travellers seeking an indulgent and world-class experience.

 ITC Hotels was first launched in 1975, and has since grown to become one of India’s premier luxury hospitality chains with more than 115 properties in over 80 locations across the country. 

The company is also championing the cause of sustainable luxury in the industry, and according to ITC Ratnadipa general manager Sujeet Kumar, this makes ITC the greenest and largest luxury hospitality chain in the world.

ITC Ratnadipa is the first ITC hotel to be established outside of India. Located in the heart of the business district of Colombo, Sri Lanka, with an unobstructed view of the Indian Ocean beyond the Galle Face Green promenade, Ratnadipa dominates the city’s skyline.

 Kumar explained that this property will bring about transformational change and a more sustainable future for hospitality. In addition to creating many job opportunities in the country, the establishment of ITC Ratnadipa is envisioned to strengthen the positive ties between the two countries as well. The property will be under the Marriott Luxury Collection portfolio.

The hotel comprises 352 rooms with large private balconies in all of them. According to Kumar, this property will have the largest room size amongst Colombo’s city hotels. Ahasa – Ratnadipa’s key architecture differentiator, is the bridge suspended between Sapphire Residences and the hotel tower, 100 meters (330 ft) above the ground and 15 meters (50 ft) in length, with two sky pools above, and the bar below. 

This will be a novelty in Colombo. The banqueting venue – Sangam, is a 15,000 sq.ft. Pillarless ballroom with floor to ceiling windows, allowing in loads of natural light and spectacular views of the surroundings.

ITC Hotels is one of the most popular brands in India. Given that India is one of the leading source markets for Sri Lanka, the management is confident of hosting destination weddings and several MICE conventions, through which ITC Ratnadipa can be established as the leading hotel for both MICE and exclusive weddings in addition to serving high-end luxury business travelers.

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