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Jetwing Hotels, among Sri Lanka top three hotel chains after John Keells and Aitken Spence, is coming up with a first: A no-frills hotel in Negombo on the lines of the budget air travel concept.
Jetwing Hotels Chairman Hiran Cooray said the hotel named ‘Hotel J’ will open next month on the Negombo beach next to the former Browns Hotel property and is what is called a ‘a select service hotel’.
The customer will get a room with a 5-star bed and shower/toilet, Internet and a safe and clean environment at a price ranging from US$35 to $70 per night. Guests pay for everything else that they require including food.
“You pay for everything else separately,” Mr. Cooray told the Business Times, adding that the concept popular in the West is fast catching up in locations like Phuket and Bali.
“We thought we’ll bring this (concept) to Sri Lanka too,” he added. The hotel will cater to both local and foreign travellers. Meanwhile the Jetwing group is pushing ahead with mega expansion plans and new hotels like Jetwing Yala (80 rooms + 10 villas), Jetwing Colombo (70 room + 28 apartments), Jetwing Yarl – Jaffna (70 rooms), Jetwing Reef -Uppuveli (60 rooms + 28 apartments) and Jetwing Lake – Dambulla (98 rooms) coming in the next 12 to 24 months.
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