Chaaya Bey hotel, a 200-room four-star property on 11 acres of beachfront land strong>Golden Mile’ on the Beruwela
Chaaya Bey with 200 rooms and an array of restaurants will be a benchmark for quality and class in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry,’’ he promised. “It will play a significant part in bridging the deficit (of quality accommodation) on the Southern coast.
Chaaya Bey is coming up on what was previously the location of Hotel Bayroo that was flattened by the December 2004 tsunami. JKH acquired the adjoining five acres too to build the new hotel whose Rs. 3 billion price tag includes the cost of land acquisition.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa later visited the site and examined plans for the luxury property due to be completed in 20 months as its owners, the John Keells Holdings Group (Chaaya Hotels & Resorts), the country’s biggest conglomerate, gears to take advantage of the anticipated tourism boom. 30 August 2010