The Jetwing Kandy Hotel, opening late 2019, is set amongst a mountain forest and a beautiful reservoir in the historic and enchanted city of Kandy, the heart of Sri Lanka.
The grand four-storey, sustainable building will have 26 guest rooms (16 deluxe rooms, 10 luxury suites), each with private balcony or terrace. Architecturally designed to harmonise with the surrounding culture, the hotel will be rich with endemic trees and plants. Other features include indoor and outdoor dining, bar, swimming pool, Spa and Yoga facilities and the signature characteristics of the Jetwing group, legendary hospitality and outstanding commitment to sustainable tourism.
The company have also taken management of three colonial-style bungalows. Previously known as Mandira Bungalows; Strathdon by Jetwing offers guests four spacious rooms with ample space to relax and unwind, Dickoya by Jetwing includes four rooms with magnificent views of the lush gardens and sprawling tea estates and Craig Appin by Jetwing includes five spacious rooms making it ideal for families.
Situated in the highlands of Hatton, the three bungalows all preserve the colonial era ambience with their elegant décor, simple luxuries and the renowned Jetwing service. Hatton offers travellers to Sri Lanka an insight into a planter’s life with its beautiful scenery of the highlands, local villages, tea estates and surrounding forests. Scenic train rides from Hatton to Thalawakele or Watawala, and hiking to the majestic Devon Falls are must-do activities.
Jetwing Hotels are one of the most respected and recognised tourist organisations in Sri Lanka. With over 40years experience, they remain the largest chain of hotels and villas on the island with more than 30 exceptional properties.
Founded in the 1970s by Herbert Cooray, a genuine pioneer of sustainable tourism, the essential ethos of Jetwing was to share an authentic Sri Lankan family hospitality experience with visitors. The Cooray family still run Jetwing today and the, ‘family hospitality’, experience remains unrivalled.