A Gem For Port City

The CHEC Port City Colombo (Pvt) Ltd recently confirmed the single largest investment it has received so far. After harrowing negotiations for over 2 months, Badoer Investments reached an understanding with the Port City authorities to invest more than 220 Million USD in the Port City. The investment will be for the construction of a multi-purpose tower as well as an iconic hotel. 

(Source - Daily News Business, Thursday, November 3, 2022) 

Badoer Investments, a highly acclaimed company in the investment sector is led by Mr. Jeff. M. Gunawardana the former Sri Lankan Consul General to Western states of the United States of America. Of the two investments, the Iconic hotel will revolutionize the tourism and hotel industry of the entire South Asian region transferring Colombo from a one-night stay City to a destination tourist long to visit is the purpose of this investment. 

(Source - Romina Tissera Blog Spot - November 09, 2022)

Fully equipped with over 500 rooms, a helipad, and a Banquet Hall with a capacity of over 2000 people this 5-star hotel will provide job opportunities for over 1500 locals.  

The Hotel will comprise 5 restaurants to cater to the needs of tourists from all over the world with choices from French, Japanese, Thai, Indian and International. This diverse cuisine will win the hearts of many. With luxury vehicles and a helicopter for the VIPs provided by the company itself, the guests will be able to indulge in an array of luxurious facilities.  

The mini shopping mall within the hotel will consist of high-end products from high-end companies all over the world. Iconic and unique this hotel is bound to be the haven of many tourists, and sportsmen already with world-renowned soccer players assuring us of their presence for the opening ceremony.  

With construction aspired to initiate early next year with 600 local and 200 foreign workers the establishment will be completed in 4 years. This 6-acre land plot will be transformed into a world-class hotel with one of the most exotic gardens in the world sooner than we can imagine. 

By: Nelaka Jayasinghe 
St. Peter's College, Colombo 04

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