ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday December 30, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 31
Financial Times  

Sri Lanka recognised as luxury travel destination

For the second year running The Dutch House in Galle ( has been selected not only by the readers of Conde Nast Traveller in their 2007 Annual Readers Awards for ‘Preferred Hotels of the World’ but also for inclusion in what is recognised as the world's top travel accolade; the Conde Nast Traveller Gold List 2008.

The Dutch House owner, Geoffrey Dobbs said, "This is wonderful news not just for The Dutch House but for up-market tourism in Sri Lanka and further consolidates Sri Lanka's position as a provider of intelligent, well executed and authentic luxury.”

Since 1997 when it’s sister hotel The Sun House ( was the first Sri Lankan hotel ever to be included in Conde Nast Traveller’s ‘Annual Hot List of New Hotels’, Sri Lanka has seen a huge upsurge in luxury travel and the country now offers an extensive choice of unique and memorable properties which is unrivalled by any other country of its size in the world. An evening at the magnificent Dutch House costs a little over US$350 per night, according to a statement issued by the boutique hotel owner.


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