The amenities and services of the hotels are designed to satiate all the discerning needs of the international travelers and the guests. The warm hospitality and welcoming staff at the hotels make the guests feel at home even miles away from home. The various facilities of comprise a mixture of basic hotel facilities as well as some luxury frills that the guests might expect from a hotel of its class. Currently there are no hotels with all the above facilities to cater the international tourists in Jaffna. But very soon the first luxury hotel in Jaffna will open its doors to cater for the tourists in 2010.
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka already granted investment approval for Tilko Jaffna City Hotels (Private) Limited to establish the first modern luxury tourist hotel in the heart of Jaffna Town. The project carried out under the Accelerated Development Programme for the Northern Province is for an initial investment of Rs. 80 million. The company will establish a modern hotel offering a comfortable stay for guests. The hotel will consist of 33 Guest Rooms and 2 Cottages to accommodate group tourist. The hotel will offer facilities such as restaurant, gymnasium, and conference facilities. The hotel is established in a 340 perch land with an overview of the lagoon and the beach. The Tilko Managing Director Thilagaraj stated to me that the area lacked hotels offering proper facilities to tourist. Thilagaraj described the hotel as a Luxury Hotel targeting business community, tourists and expatriates. The company has already commenced construction of the hotel and expects to commence commercial operations in February 2010.
“There is so much investment potential in the area and investor confidence must further be enhanced” said Thilagaraj. The investor also engaged in other development projects in the Northern and Eastern provinces commended on the BOI stating that it offered an excellent service. Thavarajah Thilagaraj, Managing Director of the Company signed the agreement on behalf Tilko Jaffna City Hotels (Private) Limited with BOI.