The hotel, which is targeted and becoming Sri Lanka’s first seven star hotel, will be offering rooms at a rate of between US$ 5,000 and US$ 10,000 per night; far exceeding the highest room rates currently seen in the country.
Jayewardene further stated that approvals are currently being sought for the construction of an under-sea restaurant to be attached to the hotel. “The restaurant will be attached to the hotel but will also be open to the public. We hope to have special menus created by consultant chefs in Sweden.
The rates will be very high but it will also be easily accessible thanks to the highway.” Jayewardene said.
The hotel will be located in Weligama and will be designed by architect, Anton Jacob.
He added that over the long term, PJ Group would also be looking at developing three other properties in the North and East.