Galle Face Hotels Group to develop resort in Maldives

Wednesday, 4 February 2009 08:05


Sri Lanka’s Galle Face Hotels Group, key partner of Sri Lankan Tourism Industry, has expressed interests to develop a tourist resort in Maldives, according to Lakshaman Sirimanne, group director, corporate development of Galle Face Hotel group.

Sirimanne revealed that all necessary approvals has been obtained and all surveys completed and that the currently work on fencing the land and building quarters for the workers are underway.

Sirimanne also revealed that the 200 bed resort developed by the Galle Face Hotels Group would be completed by December 2009 and would be operational early 2010.

During the his recent official visit to Sri Lanka in January this year, President Nasheed also given encouragement to Galle Face Hotels Group to continue with the development and has announced plans to upgrade the airport in the island.

Many of the islands of Huvadhoo atoll are spectacular, noted for its underwater beauty and its suitability for surfing. Many tourists even today visit the region by air to enjoy the spectacular waves.

Although Sirimanne did not name island the resort is being developed, he did confirm the island is being developed in Huvadhoo atoll. He also has said the island already has a domestic airport and associated infrastructure. As such the only island that fits the description in Huvadhoo atoll is Kaadedoo.


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