UAE-based JA Resorts & Hotels reveals the first look of the designs of its latest venture, JA Eclipse Beach Resort, in Sri Lanka.
The group announced the development of a premium tropical beach resort in Kathiraveli on the East Coast of Sri Lanka in partnership with the Gravity Resort Group (GRG) last year– strengthening JA Resorts & Hotels’ international expansion plans in the Indian Ocean. It is scheduled to break ground on the site this summer and complete the project in 2018.
The resort’s architecture and interiors reflect the award-winning style of JA Resorts & Hotels and also imbibe aesthetic inspiration from elements indigenous to Sri Lanka.
Local design features such as laterite stone walls, teak wood ceiling, veneer teak walls, split granite and rich vibrant Sri Lankan textiles have been incorporated into the design. The natural elements add a sense of warmth and exotic appeal to the tropical beach property.
The development marks the first 5-star luxury tourist destination to be developed on the East Coast of Sri Lanka – a jewel in the Indian Ocean that since 2009 has seen rapid growth in tourist numbers. According to statistics revealed by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Sri Lanka received 1.8 million tourist arrivals in 2015, an increase of 17.8% from the previous year.
“We are extremely proud to be the first UAE-based hospitality company to develop and manage the first ever luxury resort development on the Sri Lankan East Coast,” said David Thomson, CEO of JA Resorts & Hotels. “We are pleased to be able to reveal our development plans and thrilled at the enthusiastic response that the property’s design has received.”