Tangerine Group to launch new hotel project
The Tangerine Group of Hotels and its sister companies signed a BOI
agreement last week, to launch a new hotel project titled "Fairview
Hotels (Pvt) Ltd".
From left: Structural Engineer Saro
Weerasuriya, Director, Imports Sunandana Mudannayake,
Director, Finance Shermal Jayasuriya, Director, Recoveries
Mahes Amarasekara, Chairman and Managing Director, Gerard
Ondaatjie and Director General, Board of Investment of Sri
Lanka, Jayampathi Bandaranayake.
The pioneering group in the hotel industry will commence developing
its latest hotel project at Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 6. When completed,
it will have 45 rooms.
Executive Deputy Chairman Gerard Ondaatjie said that the upcoming
hotel will be equipped to cater to the now growing demand in the bed and
The group's latest endeavour will be well served by their
overwhelming experience through catering to a large and discerning
clientele under the group's own chain comprising Nuwara Eliya Hotels Co.
PLC, Royal Palms Beach Hotels PLC, Tangerine Beach Hotels PLC and
Nilaveli Beach Hotels (Pvt) Ltd. The Group's finance company -
Mercantile Investment Ltd., half year results published in September
2010 reported a 382 percent increase over the corresponding period the
previous year, recording a Net Profit After Tax of Rs. 506 million.
The company surpassed its reported profit of 2009/2010 by the
half-way mark in the current financial year.
With the increased number of tourist arrivals to the country from
2010, the tourism sector has seen tremendous improvement.
With the prevailing peaceful environment, the industry is now set for
increased business potential in this decade.
The ongoing resurgence in the nation's economy would help boost
domestic revenue too to a new height, he said.