Marriott International announces first hotel in Sri Lanka

Marriott International signed an agreement with Weligama Hotel Properties to open a hotel in Sri Lanka, the Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa in 2014. This will be Marriott's first property on the Indian Ocean island.

The 200-room, 11-story Marriott Weligama Resort and Spa will be operated under Marriott's flagship Marriott Hotels & Resorts brand.

East West Properties is among the first companies in Sri Lanka to sign up with an international branded hotel company, and to open as early as 2014. The resort is being built according to Marriott International's five star brand standards, with a beach frontage of 115 meters on the Galle-Matara road in the South-East of the country. The construction is being carried out in-house by East West Engineering Services.

The Hotel will be located in Weligama, a part of Matara which is one of the largest cities on the south coast of Sri Lanka. The property will have a flexible ballroom space, three restaurants, a pool with a pool bar, spa, fitness center, and a stretch of beach.

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