Cinnamon Lodge Habarana was recently recognized by the World Travel Awards as Sri Lanka’s Leading Family Resort at the Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony held in Hong Kong earlier this month. World Travel Awards recognizes, acknowledge and celebrate excellence in travel, tourism and hospitality, and Cinnamon Lodge Habararna was chosen by voters across the globe for this World Travel Award for the second consecutive year.
Cinnamon Lodge Habarana is a 5-star resort built on a replica of the foundations of the nearby Ritigala ruins, an ancient palace-turned-monastery. The resort brings the original concept of a royal retreat to the 21st century, with luxurious private cottages and suites all fitted with ultra-modern amenities.
Sprawled across 37 acres of what was once a chena cultivation, the Cinnamon Lodge Habarana has also restored its surroundings to mother nature’s original architecture by planting over 2000 trees, providing the perfect sanctuary for over 138 species of exotic birds, 2 species of primates, and many others. There are pathways and trails, takes one through wide open spaces and quiet shady spots, with the occasional treehouse to punctuate the surroundings. The resort is designed such that at any given moment there will be an opportunity to get up close and personal with nature.
WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. The WTA brand is recognied globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognise and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region. WTA gala ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries and international print and broadcast media.
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