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Indian giant ITC  enters global hospitality market  with Ratnadipa  in Sri Lanka

April 26, Colombo (LNW): Colombo’s sky line welcomed new land mark as leading multi-business Indian enterprise ITC yesterday began its global hospitality journey with the opening of “ITC Ratnadipa” the 352-room luxurious facility in Colombo inclusive of first of its kind sky bridge, an architectural marvel.

Situated in the prestigious Falle Face area, the twin towers of “ITC Ratnadipa” reminiscent of iconic structures seen in Singapore and Malaysia. As President Ranil Wickremasinghe said at the inauguration ceremony, the sky line of Colombo has a new gem   

It is the first overseas hotel for ITC which has over 130 properties in over 80 destinations in India. ITC Ratnadipa also marks the addition of the 16th Luxury Collection Hotel in ITC  Hotels portfolio. 

The Luxury Collection, one of Marriott International’s leading global brands, comprises world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. 

ITC Ratnadipa also marks the entry of any of Marriott International’s luxury brands in Sri Lanka. The Luxury Collection hotels are a part of Marriott Bonvoy, the world’s largest hotel loyalty program.

President Ranil Wickremesinghe was the Chief Guest at the opening of ITC Ratnadipa which along with the Sapphire Residence complex involved an investment of US$ 500 million. 

Prime Minister Dinesh Gunawardena, Indian High Commissioner Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Santosh Jha and ITC Ltd., Chairman and Managing Director Sanjiv Puri were also present along with business and tourism industry leaders.

Operated by the wholly owned subsidiary WelcomHotels Lanka Ltd., ITC described ITC Ratnadipa as a jewel in Colombo’s skyline that promises to enrich the tourism and hospitality landscape of Sri Lanka. 

This luxury destination draws inspiration from the national flower of Sri Lanka, the floating water lily, which is a recurrent motif across the hotel. ITC Ratnadipa or “Island of Gems” offers 352 guest rooms, suites and service apartments, each adorned with private balconies with breathtaking waterfront views. 

This landmark complex situated along the shores of the Indian Ocean on one side and Beira Lake on the other, comprises two stellar towers that stand gracefully together presenting impeccable hospitality at both ITC Ratnadipa Hotel and the luxurious Sapphire Residences.

Connecting the two towers at a height of 100 meters, is the first of its kind, state of the art ‘Ahasa’ sky bridge, an architectural marvel. 

ITC is one of India’s foremost multi-business conglomerates with businesses in consumer goods, hotels, paperboards and packaging, agri business and Information Technology. e launch of the magnificent ITC Ratnadipa in Colombo. Embodying the rich architectural and cultural history of Sri Lanka, this flagship hotel will create extraordinary luxury hospitality experiences for discerning business and leisure travellers,” Chairman Puri said

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