HOSPITALITY INSIDER – Jetwing Lighthouse, the iconic hotel located near Galle will close in May 2019 for a full refurbishment. The refurb will cost £2 million and is expected to take 3 months.
The hotel was designed by Geoffrey Bawa in 1996 and opened in 1997.
During the renovations starting in May, 63 of the original rooms designed by Bawa will be revamped and a new pool will be installed along the first-floor rooms adjoining the ocean.
There are also plans to increase the 125kw solar energy and install a bio-gas plant, part of Jetwing’s ongoing sustainability initiatives.
Currently Jetwing Lighthouse Club is a sister hotel and a separate wing to Jetwing Lighthouse. These will also be merged to create one property.
Hiran Cooray is the chairman of The Lighthouse Hotel PLC which also includes Jetwing Kurulubedda, Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing and Hotel J – Unawatuna