Proving once again that their brand of traditional Sri Lankan hospitality is their greatest strength, Jetwing Hotels has been awarded 8 new Certificates of Excellence from the world’s largest travel site, TripAdvisor.
Having received 4 last year as well for Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Vil Uyana, and Jetwing Warwick Gardens; Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Blue, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, and the Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing bring the total to 8 awards.
An accomplishment in its own right, the total of 8 Certificates of Excellence marks Jetwing Hotels as one of the most acclaimed resort chains in Sri Lanka. The criteria for the Certificates are simple, yet complex, as they require a consistent high ranking in quality reviews, as well as user rating. The vision set forth close to 40 years ago has undeniably grown, with this family-owned company embarking on a remarkable expansion drive to double room inventory within the next 3 years.
The 4 properties awarded by TripAdvisor this year are Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, which is also the island’s first purpose-built, health-oriented wellness resort dedicated to the principles and ancient art of Ayurveda; Jetwing Sea, originally the Seashells Hotel built by the late Herbert Cooray, Founder Chairman of Jetwing, which was re-launched in January 2011 after a massive re-investment. The property has grown to its full potential under the supervision of Bawa protégé Murad Ismail, and offers a cozy ambience ideal for family; Jetwing Blue, the first property in the Jetwing chain of resorts and formerly known as the Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel, lovingly transformed to a sprawling 112-room hotel offering the best in comfort and MICE facilities with its 600 pax capacity ballroom; and the Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing, set within the Galle Fort, which is steeped in the history of cultures from all over the world. The Certificates given out last year to Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Vil Uyana, and Jetwing Warwick Gardens have been renewed for 2012 as well.
“Being recognized by a prestigious organization as TripAdvisor; actually due to the reviews left by our visitors, shows that they have loved their stay with us at Jetwing, which is exactly what we set out to accomplish from the very beginning,” said Hiran Cooray, Chairman of Jetwing, “With the growth of the Internet and its ability to connect anyone anywhere, reviews are important as they allow us to see a visitor’s perspective and adapt accordingly. With 8 of our 14 properties (currently) having Certificates of Excellence, I look forward to achieving the same status for all our hotels.”
TripAdvisor is the world’s largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features (including Flights search, TripAdvisor Mobile, and TripAdvisor Trip Friends) with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites alone make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 40 million unique monthly visitors, 20 million members, and over 45 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 29 countries worldwide.
Family-owned and in the tourism industry for the past 39 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect, building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries that capture the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create, and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment.