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SriLankan Catering takes up management of Serenediva Transit Hotel

SriLankan Catering (Pvt) Ltd. has been appointed to manage the new Serenediva Transit Hotel at Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), in a further diversification of services by the SriLankan Airlines Group.

 The 24-roomed hotel on the upper floor of the BIA terminal is already in operation. It is designed to provide rest and relaxation for passengers in transit through BIA as they await their onward flight. Facilities include four types of rooms, a full-fledged Business Centre and a fabulous Spa equipped with sauna and Jacuzzi.

 Sarath Fernando, CEO of SriLankan Catering, said: “Our transit hotel is a showcase of the country to transit visitors. Sri Lanka with her rich history, culture and natural beauty has many stories to tell to enchant travelers. Serenediva will provide travelers with a first glimpse of Sri Lanka, giving them a chance to experience the country without having to step outside the airport. The name ‘Serenediva’ itself is intended to evoke a vision of the isle of Serendib, to subtly persuade visitors to return for a longer visit.” 

Serenediva is a place where one can touch, feel, smell, learn and explore Sri Lanka even fleetingly – with wall hangings and murals depicting interesting sights of the country; Sri Lankan fusion food on offer with local spices and textures; room interiors decorated with local handicrafts; local blends of tea and coffee, plus local fruits and flowers. 

The hotel’s logo includes the exotic Kadupul flower, the legendary flower of the Nagas, often seen in Buddhist temple drawing. It is believed that when these flowers bloom, the Nagas come down from their celestial abodes to offer them to Lord Buddha on Sri Pada.

 The rooms include eight top of the range Super Deluxe with kumbuk flooring, mahogany furniture, and a bathtub for a long relaxing soak. There are also four Deluxe Rooms which are double rooms intended for families.

 The eight Deluxe-A rooms contain double beds, while the eight Deluxe-B rooms are equipped with single beds for lone travellers. Each type of room has an attached bathroom with sophisticated fittings.
 Each room is equipped with a flat-screen TV, which has among its many channels a Flight Information Screen so guests can see the status of their onward flight at the touch of a button, instead of having to call and find out.

 There are also eight Shower Rooms – four for men and four for women – for travellers who only wish to refresh themselves, and not stay on. Plus a Snacks & Coffee Counter in the reception area, so guests don’t need to go out to grab a quick bite. 

Serenediva further strengthens BIA’s position as the finest airport in the South Asian region, already possessing a well-stocked Duty Free Complex, many types of luxurious Lounges, a modern Aerobridge, and sophisticated Arrival and Departure Terminals. BIA is currently undergoing yet another phase in its continuing expansion and modernisation.

 SriLankan Catering is strengthening its core business area of providing meals for airlines that operate to BIA, by diversifying into ancillary areas. Just weeks ago it launched a modern Laundry Facility at its state-of-the-art Flight Kitchen at BIA, which will serve airlines, area hotels, and factories in the nearby economic zones.

SriLankan Catering possesses no less than four international certifications - ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management Systems, ISO 22000:2005 for Food Safety Management Systems, HACCP-Codex Alimentarius for Food Safety Assurance, and ISO 14001:2004 certification for Best Environmental Practices.

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SriLankan Catering takes up management of Serenediva Transit Hotel


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