Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, the new Paradise Road resort hotel property which opened just four months ago has been included in the Conde Nast Hot List of 2010, which features the newest and most exciting properties worldwide.
The Villa Bentota is housed in a 19th century ancestral home originally known as Mohotti Walauwa on a sprawling two-acre property first identified by renowned Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa in the early 1970’s.
Taken over by Shanth Fernando in 2008, it has been extended and transformed into a boutique resort.
New features have added luxuries expected by the modern traveller, such as a new 75’ swimming pool, several lounging areas and dining options in addition to complete overhauls of the rooms and bathrooms.
Villa Bentota offers 15 rooms and suites. The Villa Café (the in-house restaurant) is open to non-residents throughout the day and the Villa Gallery walls exhibit art by upcoming Sri Lankan contemporary artists.
The king of the suites, The Mohotti Suite, most suited for families, is ‘one of the island’s best-value indulgences’, says the Conde Nast review.
The Paradise Road brand established in 1987 which celebrates Sri Lankan design, art and living and has successfully projected a contemporary design ethic of the country to the world, has been featured in several leading publications including Conde Nast Traveller (UK and US editions), DestinAsian, Time International, Wallpaper, Gourmet Traveller, etc.
Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo was selected for Conde Nast’s hot list for last year (2009). These are the only Sri Lankan hotels to have been selected for this rating.