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 HYATT INTERNATIONAL TECHNICAL SERVICES VICE PRESIDENT IN SRI LANKA
TO REVIEW THE PROGRESS OF HYATT REGENCY COLOMBO - AUGUST 2008
 
 

Ceylinco Homes International, the developers of Celestial Residencies – Sri Lanka’s Most Prestigious Water Front Residencies and the Hyatt Regency Colombo, announced the visit of Mr. Malcolm Turner – Vice President – Hyatt International Technical Services Inc to Colombo to review the progress of Hyatt Regency Colombo.

On reviewing work at site and the completion of the superstructure of the hotel, Hyatt International Technical Services Inc is now programming the interior fit out of the hotel.

Situated at a prime location, the Ceylinco Celestial Residencies will be perched atop the Hyatt Regency Colombo. This latest addition to the Hyatt international chain of hotels and the finest of them all will feature futuristic design by World renowned experts and is expected to open to the world in the year 2010.

Speaking on his arrival in Sri Lanka Mr. Turner said “we have a great amount of confidence in Sri Lanka as an island and Colombo as a city, because of its people, the culture and the history is so perfect for this hotel to be one of the rising stars in this part of the world and we believe by the time the Hyatt Regency Colombo opens to the public, the city and the country will be ripe and ready for one of the best hotels in South Asia”.

The Hyatt Regency Colombo with 180 keys, made up of King rooms, Twin rooms, Junior suites, Executive suites and Presidential suites and will also include an exclusive Regency Club floor and is sure to benefit from the extensive expertise of the Hyatt chain.

Investors should take note of the fact that international specialists and consultants involved in the project have developed some high profile award winning properties in Asia Pacific and beyond and are now sharing their expertise and adding value to the project.

Speaking further Mr. Turner commented that Hyatt has a strong reputation in the world to creating very dynamic bars and restaurants and we are trying to create something different and far more dynamic than has yet to be seen in Colombo. To this end the grand ballroom which opens out to the sea and sky will host over a 1000 guests, the largest in the country which will be designed by the interior & restaurant specialists Bilkey Llineas; the “water” themed multi cuisine restaurant will be designed by Super Potato. Renowned landscape architect Belt Collins will sculpt the infinity pool and terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean. Globally acclaimed kitchen consultants TriArch will provide state-of-the-art amenities for all restaurants. Hyatt International Technical Services will ensure the services sync with the design to clockwork perfection while being on par with the highest standards.

 
 

From Left: Mr. Hiran De Silva – Deputy Chairman Ceylinco Leisure Properties Ltd, Mrs. Padmini Karunanayake – Deputy Chairperson Ceylinco Homes Group, Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawala – Chairman Ceylinco Consolidated, Mr. Malcolm Turner – Vice President – Hyatt International Technical Services Inc & Mr. Cryshantha Jayawardhana – Deputy Chief Executive Director

 
     
 

Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawala – Chairman Ceylinco Consolidated, partnering Hyatt International in this venture and the visionary behind this impressive development proudly says, “in building this mammoth structure our intention is to encourage and develop local talent and thereby give an opportunity to many Sri Lankans to be associated with this project, as they have the knowledge, expertise and all it takes to match world class construction. This will also stimulate the economy as well as generate direct and indirect employment opportunities”.

“The Celestial Residencies/ Hyatt Regency Colombo is rising on a premium water front location and investors would have the fortune of investing in the tallest structure in Colombo”, said Mrs. Padmini Karunanayake – Deputy Chairperson – Ceylinco Homes Group.

“Construction has been going on steadily”, said Mr. Cryshantha Jayawardhana – Deputy Chief Executive Director and proudly announced that construction has now reached level 14. “This is a significant landmark for the project because from this point on construction on the superstructure of the apartments will commence”, he added.

Ceylinco Homes the developing company with an impeccable record of delivering superior quality properties with strong brand recognition and benchmarking quality and innovative in luxury property development in Sri Lanka is the only property developer to be awarded the prestigious “Superbrand” status.

 
   
  Celestial / Hyatt Regency Colombo – work in progress  
 

 

 
LONDON PRESENTATION OF CELESTIAL – SRI LANKA’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS WATER FRONT RESIDENCIES
   

Sri Lanka’s Most Prestigious Water Front Residencies – Celestial was recently presented in London at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill. The presentation well attended was followed by cocktails.

The 45-storey building once completed will have 176 luxury apartment units and the Hyatt Regency Colombo. All apartments at Celestial feature the most luxuries of amenities with every apartment offering an absolutely gorgeous view of the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean and the Colombo city.

The Hyatt Regency Colombo will feature 246 luxury guest rooms & suites, which will offer a spectacular view of the ocean. The hotel will offer a range of facilities and services with Hyatt’s full concierge service available for all apartments, multi cuisine restaurants and martini bar and the best of recreational facilities.

Ceylinco Homes International is a member of Ceylinco Consolidated one of Sri Lanka’s largest & most respected business conglomerates with diverse business interests and is headed by Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawela – Chairman Ceylinco Consolidated.

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The chief guest Her excellency Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne - Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London addressing the gathering

 

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Mrs. Padmini Karunanayake – Deputy Chairperson the driving force of Ceylinco Homes group delivering the welcome address

 

 

The company has pioneered numerous unique housing concepts in Sri Lanka benchmarking quality and innovation being the hallmark of its success and is today the market leader and trendsetter in the luxury property market in the country

Addressing the gathering Sri Lankan High Commissioner in London Her excellency Mrs. Kshenuka Senewiratne who was the chief guest said, “It is a source of great joy for me to be part of this event that is introducing to you Ceylinco Celestial Residencies which will soon adorn Sri Lanka’s commercial capital Colombo as the city’s tallest building with 45 floors. With it Ceylinco will regain owning Sri Lanka’s tallest building, a primacy this company held even during my childhood days. I recall that it was the Ceylinco building that first introduced the escalator to Colombo, and remember my childhood fascination with this moving stairway. In fact it led Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew to recall in his memoirs, that at that time even Singapore could not boast of having an escalator. Ceylinco Consolidated has therefore in my view been the pioneers of modernization and innovation in Sri Lanka”.

Mrs. Padmini Karunanayake – Deputy Chairperson the driving force of Ceylinco Homes group delivering the welcome address disclosed that all 01 Bedroom apartments at Celestial have been sold out.

Director Ceylinco Consolidated & Executive Director Ceylinco Leisure Properties Ltd the owning company of Hyatt Regency in Colombo Dr. Punarjeeva Karunanayake made a presentation on appreciation of property values in Colombo and financing available for purchase of apartments at Celestial.

Miss. Denise Abeyeratne – Deputy General Manager who was the compere for the evening also made an informative and detail presentation on the project highlighting the options available for prospective investors.

With an impeccable record of delivering super quality property with strong brand recognition, Ceylinco Homes is the only property developer in Sri Lanka to be recently awarded the prestigious “Superbrand” status.

   
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NEW BENCHMARK FOR THE HOTEL INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA, HYATT REGENCY COLOMBO
 
 
Singapore, May 2007...... With the completion of the first phase of construction at Ceylinco Celestial Residencies, Hyatt Regency Colombo construction is well in progress. The second phase of development will span over a period of fifteen months to give rise to a seventeen storey high hotel building. Located on the prime land on Galle Road , in the heart of Colombo , Hyatt Regency Colomo is scheduled to open in 2009
 
 

“Hyatt International is pleased to be associated with Ceylinco Homes International and to manage our first hotel in Sri Lanka . We are confident that our entry in Colombo will contribute to the tourism growth not just for this fine city but also for the country. We also hope that with the opening of Hyatt Regency Colombo, a new benchmark for hotel design, food and beverage product and service delivery will be established within the city's collection of hotels ” states Mr. Willi Martin, Area Vice President for South East Asia of Hyatt International Corporation.

Hyatt Regency Colombo will feature 246 luxurious guestrooms and suites, most of which offer spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and panoramic view of Colombo . The hotel will offer various restaurants and bars, extensive meeting and banquet space and recreational facilities including a fully equipped gym and a Spa.

Mr. Willi Martin
   

Area Vice President for South East Asia of

   
Hyatt International Corporation
   
     
     
     
     
 

Ceylinco Homes only property developer to be awarded Superbrand status

Mrs. Padmini Karunanayake – Deputy Chairperson / CEO – Ceylinco Homes Group receiving the “Superbrand” award from Mr. Eardley Perera – Chairman Superbrand Council

 

Ceylinco Homes International was the only property developer to be awarded the Superbrand status at a glittering function held in Colombo recently. Standing tall amongst a distinguished gathering of Sri Lanka’s corporate sector, Ceylinco Homes was felicitated for its pioneering effort in benchmarking real estate development in the country along international standards.

Ceylinco Homes was incorporated in 1993 as a result of Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawala’s vision to introduce Sri Lanka to international standards in urban housing.

Since then, Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawala’s dream to reach the pinnacle in the real estate sector was turned into reality under the able guidance of Padmini Karunanayake, the Chief Executive Director of Ceylinco Homes International. Supported by a team of experts led by Deputy Chief Executive Director, Chyshantha Jayawardhana, the company has been successful in blazing a formidable track record in the housing sector.

Dedicated to providing world class uncompromising standards of excellence in every project it undertook, Ceylinco Homes ensured that every home it offered the owners was nothing short of perfection itself. As a member of Ceylinco Consolidated, one of the largest diversified conglomerates in the country, Ceylinco Homes instantly commanded complete trust.

But the team at Ceylinco Homes International was determined to exceed buyers’ expectations by not only providing high quality homes, but also by devising housing concepts, once again pioneering a new trend in the country.

Projects such as Lotus Grove, The Villa, Eden Gardens paved the way for suburban luxury homes within a gated community, supremely self sufficient and replete with all recreational and other facilities one could possibly desire and more. The nurturing hand of nature cradles all these properties, as the company ensured that the environs provided the serenity and comfort of eco friendliness. These homes have become preferred neighbourhoods in the country today for their unmatched convenience and elegance.

The company turned its attention to developing luxury condominiums and apartments at strategic locations in the heart of the city. While it was a bold move to target the upper end of the market, once completed, these plush dreamy apartments actually created a demand for such luxury homes. In a short time, Barnes Place Residencies was followed by the even more exclusive Hyde Park Residencies. No two developments of Ceylinco Homes are ever alike and this has spurred the company to possess an impressive portfolio of clients who appreciate the rapid appreciation in the value of these properties. Most of the Ceylinco Homes properties are snapped up through peer to peer endorsement and it boasts a strong rapport with its clients.

Forging ahead with its success thus far in the real estate sector, Ceylino Homes embarked on Ceylinco Celestial Residencies, which will also bring in the celebrated international hotel chain, the Hyatt, into the country. The Hyatt Regency and Ceylinco Celestial Residencies will rise in royal spendour at a prime location in the city, seemingly towering over both land and sea, with un parallel view of the Indian Ocean.

The Ceylinco Homes Brand has not just endured, but it has gone from strength to strength with every project and its recognition as a Superbrand further reinforces its commitment and dedication to scale newer heights. Apart from its pioneering status, the company is deeply involved in laudable Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects amongst the less privileged in rural areas while ensuring it operates as a responsible corporate citizen employing total transparency at every stage.

Ceylinco Homes International is already in the process of drawing up blueprints for newer concepts in luxury housing for a market watching with bated breath for its latest offering. As a pioneer in the luxury property development arena, the company’s promises to lead Sri Lanka into the 21 st century in grand style
 
CEYLINCO ADDS ANOTHER STAR IN COLOMBO’S SKYLINE

COLOMBO: Ceylinco Homes International Ltd., hosted a grand soiree to introduce its stellar project - The Hyatt Regency in Colombo & Ceylinco Celestial Residencies - to a large gathering of the city’s elite recently. The collaboration with the internationally reputed Hyatt chain of hotels is the realisation of Ceylinco Chairman Deshamanya Lalith Kotelawela’s heartfelt dream of giving the city and the country a symbol of prosperity and international recognition. Once complete, the Hyatt Regency in Colombo will shine like a beacon of hope and determination for a nation looking forward to a peaceful and brighter future.

The construction of the Hyatt Regency in Colombo marks a milestone in Sri Lanka and reflects the country’s vibrant economy and growing prominence in the region. Recently, at an exclusive star-studded function held at the Galle Face Hotel, Ceylinco hosted its friends and partners from Hyatt. Mr. Willi B. Martin, Area Vice President and General Manager, Grand Hyatt Singapore, who was present at the function, delivered an encouraging speech in which he welcomed the opportunity to be working with Ceylinco and stressed that Hyatt was impressed by the quality and expertise Ceylinco brings to this project.

Gracious hosts for the evening were Deshamanya Lalith Kotelawela, Chairman of the Ceylinco Group, and Mrs. Sicille Kotelawela. Deshamanya Lalith Kotelawela made a moving speech about Hyatt Regency in Colombo being the culmination of a lifelong desire and declared that this project was very close to his heart. His greatest desire, he said, was that it should deliver international recognition - being the only exclusive hotel of this kind in Sri Lanka - and be deeply cherished by the Sri Lanka and its people.

The event was graced by the crème de la crème of Colombo’s society comprising political leaders, government and BOI officials, corporate leaders and decision makers, and luminaries from higher echelons who were hosted to exotic cocktails and haute cuisine amidst a superbly embellished ballroom. Picture perfect table settings and other beautiful decorations reflected the close attention to detail and the care that was taken by Ceylinco to ensure that the entire evening matched the high standards Hyatt has set globally. The superbly appointed venue extended a warm welcome to the high ranking Hyatt officials and other honoured guests.

The 250-room Hyatt Regency will offer guests all the creature comforts of a 7-star hotel complete with the facility of a truly world class hotel that Hyatt properties worldwide represent.
The Ceylinco Celestial Residencies will also glitter in the skies as a star in the realm of real estate development as it shares center stage with Hyatt Regency on the skyline. Located on the seaside at Galle Road, in Kollupitiya, on 262 perches of land, the view of the Indian Ocean on the one side and Colombo’s breathtaking skyline on the other is unparalleled. There is no doubt about the fact that this is probably the most enviable location in Colombo.

The towering 43-floor structure also houses Ceylinco Celestial Residencies, residents of which can access Hyatt Regency offerings such as the infinity pool, the world-class spa, the international standard gymnasium and its eclectic restaurants. Concierge services will also be extended to Ceylinco Celestial Residencies. The project is scheduled for completion by end 2009.

The Ceylinco Celestial Residencies feature a mix of one/four bedroom apartments and penthouses. The presence of Hyatt expertise in this joint project will ensure that these residential apartments will be the ultimate expression of exclusivity for the privileged.

The Ceylinco Group has pioneered unique housing concepts in its erstwhile projects such as Lotus Grove, Hyde Park and Barnes Place Residencies, The Villa, Eden Gardens and Cinnamon County Residencies in and around Colombo, which have received unsurpassed success - raising the bar and benchmarking quality and housing concepts with every project.

The privileged owners of Ceylinco Celestial Residencies can rest contentedly, secure in the knowledge that they have invested wisely in a one-of-a-kind project that will add value and provide a lifetime of security and satisfaction.

(Picture from left to right – Hon Sarath Amnugama, Minister of Public Administartion & Home Affairs, Mrs Padmini Karunanayake Deputy Chairperson Ceylinco Homes Group, Mrs Sicille Kotelawala Deputy Chairperson Ceylinco Consolidated, Deshamanya Dr Lalith Kotelawala Chairman Ceylinco Consolidated & Mr Willi B Martin Area Vice President of Grand Hyatt Singapore at the lighting of the oil lamp.



Main Contractor appointed for Ceylinco Celestial Residencies and Hyatt Regency Colombo

Colombo 19th January 2006. Ceylinco Homes International (Lotus Tower) Ltd today announced the appointment of M/s Maga Engineering Pvt Ltd as the main contractor to construct Ceylinco Celestial Residencies and the Hyatt Regency Colombo at No. 116, Galle Road in Colombo 03, thus reaching yet another milestone in this landmark project.

Estimated at approximately Rs. 10 billion, this 45 floor investment will be a mixed development and will be the tallest building in Sri Lanka, once completed. The developer is Ceylinco Homes International (Lotus Tower) Ltd while the owning company of Hyatt Regency Colombo is Ceylinco Leisure Properties Ltd.

M/s Maga Engineering Pvt Ltd has been responsible for the construction of some prestigious developments such as the Apollo Hospital in Colombo and Ceylinco’s flagship apartment development, the much talked about “Barnes Place Residencies”.

The government’s foresight to have more infrastructure development projects in partnership with the private sector, resulted in Ceylinco successfully bidding for this prime property through the Urban Development Authority (UDA). The bid made by Ceylinco Homes International (Lotus Tower) Ltd, was selected purely on its technical and financial merits among other bids that were made by both local and foreign companies.

The landmark venture will primarily consist of Ceylinco Celestial Residencies, a luxury apartment development with 176 one to four bed roomed units and a limited number of penthouses. “Everyone wants to be a part of this historic development. We have received a very positive response with more than 60% of the apartments already reserved”, Deputy Chairperson of the Ceylinco Homes Group, Mrs. Padmini Karunanayake, said.

The Hyatt Regency Colombo, a 250 roomed star class hotel will complement the development where residents will benefit from Hyatt’s full range of services. Among these are exceptional meeting and fitness facilities, a range of innovative theme and multi-cuisine restaurants, a host of entertainment options, and most importantly, an efficient service that will meet every whim and fancy of the discerning clientele. All restaurants and lobbies will be on the top floors, incorporated into the ‘sky lobby’ concept with fantastic views of the city and the ocean. The hotel will essentially be a fine combination of Sri Lankan hospitality and the global Hyatt flavour.

All approvals including those from the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), the Coast Conservation Department (CCD), the Ministry of Defence (MOD) etc, have been obtained. The relevant authorities concerned have been very co-operative right throughout while scrutinizing documents and matters related to approvals etc. The building, once taken shape, will indeed be the pride of the nation as most of the work associated with the designing, construction and allied services are being carried out by Sri Lankan companies.

“This will be a monument for Sri Lanka. Our intention is to encourage and develop local talent and thereby give an opportunity to many Sri Lankans to be associated with this project, as they have the knowledge, expertise and all it takes to match world class construction. This will also stimulate the economy, as well as generate direct and indirect employment opportunities”, Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawala said.

To design this building, Ceylinco Homes International (Lotus Tower) Ltd invited Design Consortium Ltd which has been responsible for many landmark buildings in the city of Colombo. M/s Nawaloka Construction Company Ltd which was awarded the piling contract is using new piling technology and has mobilised machinery in keeping with international piling requirements and standards. Progress is well on schedule.

This entire project has been inspired by the vision of the Chairman of Ceylinco Consolidated, Deshamanya Dr. Lalith Kotelawala to build the tallest building in Sri Lanka. He has, in turn, drawn inspiration from his father, the late Senator Justin Kotelawala, who built ‘Ceylinco House’, Sri Lanka’s tallest building during that time. Since then the Ceylinco Group has spearheaded the construction of several ambitious projects across the country. Ceylinco Celestial Residencies and the Hyatt Regency Colombo are considered the ‘jewel in the crown’ and will dramatically rise above Colombo’s changing skyline. This landmark mixed development project will undoubtedly ensure that Sri Lanka’s tourism and hospitality sectors get a vital image boost throughout the world.


In the picture are Deshamanya Dr Lalith Kotelawala & Capt M G Kularatne Managing Director Maga Engineering exchanging the contract documents. Looking on are Mrs Sicille Kotelawala Deputy Chairperson Ceylinco Consolidated, Mrs Padmini Karunanayake Deputy chairperson Ceylinco Homes Group & Mr Cryshantha Jayawardhana Deputy Chief Executive Director Ceylinco Homes International (Lotus tower) Ltd.

 

 

CEYLINCO AWARDED TENDER FOR MAHAPOLA LAND



Ceylinco Homes International Ltd (CHI) recently secured yet another prime property in Attidiy, Dehiwela.

The land, a little over three acres owned by the Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship Trust Fund was tendered through the Ministry of Trade Commerce & Consumer Affairs where Ceylinco Homes International Ltd successfully bid to secure the property.

Ceylinco Homes International Ltd a member of Ceylinco Consolidated, incorporated in 1994 was the pioneer in luxury property development in Sri Lanka. The vision of Chairman, Deshamanya Dr Lalith Kotelawala to make quality luxury homes available to many was realized with the introduction of “Lotus Grove” the flagship project of Ceylinco Homes International .

Ceylinco Homes International’s commitment to use quality material & workmanship and the long- term relationship with its customers coupled with their expertise in the field of property development gave a new dimension to the property development market in Sri Lanka.

The company has been responsible for the development of many luxury properties in the last few years, in the like of The Villa, another unique housing estate in the same vicinity, and has been the strength behind the success of Barnes Place Residencies, Hyde Park Residencies, and more recently Eden Gardens to name a few.

Preliminary planning is already underway for a luxury residential development on the new property.

To register your interest email – ceyhomes@sri.lanka.net or call our hot line 0094 712 22 33 33.

Picture shows Hon. Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, Minister of Trade Commerce & Consumer Affairs & Mr Cryshantha Jayawardhana, Deputy Chief Executive Director Ceylinco Homes International Ltd soon after the signing of the deeds at the Ministry premises recently.

Also present (From L to R) – Ms Denise Abeyeratne- Assistant General Manager(Sales & Marketing), Ms Priyanthi Rupasinghe – Company Secretary Mr R P Premathilaka – Director and Mr Surjan Range Chief Legal Officer of Ceylinco Homes and Mr S Virithamulla- Secretary Ministry of Trade Commerce & Consumer Affairs, Mr Ranjith Thenuwara Chief Accountant & Treasurer – Mahapola Higher Education Scholarship & Trust Fund and Mr D H Wickramarachchi Legal Advisor to the ministry.




Ceylinco Homes International Launches Cinnamon County Residencies in Battaramulla



Ceylinco Homes International Ltd (CHI) the benchmark name in property development, recently launched its latest signature property Cinnamon County Residencies in Battaramulla.

Situated in the residential suburbs of Battaramulla, Cinnamon County Residencies owes its name to the history of the land it stands on which once was a cinnamon estate.

A charming neighbourhood, the project consists of 12 tastefully designed homes with three distinctive designs, named Ceylona, Cassia and Cannel.

As close as 8 km from the city of Colombo, yet far enough to get away from its hustle and bustle, Cinnamon county Residencies has been designed along the lines of lavishness, convenience and also keeping in mind the residents privacy.

Designed by Arch International, the beautiful surroundings of this new address are sure to encapsulate the residents’ every desire for a perfect home.

Cinnamon carries an aura of serenity, a foundation of comfort, and a life of luxury for all who enter its gates.

CHI stands strong and proud as the pioneer who introduced a new dimension in housing in Sri Lanka with the launch of its flagship project Lotus Grove and can also boast of creatig neighbourhoods in the like of BarnesPlace Residencies, HydePark Residencies and The Villa in the recent past.

Being a project of Ceylinco Homes International, clients can be assured of superior standards of workmanship, quality material and refreshing designs derived from their unmatched experience in the creation of some of Sri Lankans most talked about neignbourhoods.

 
Current Projects
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Lotus Grove - Luxury Houses in Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
Barnes Place Residencies - Luxury Apartments in Colombo 7, Sri Lanka.
Barnes Place
Residencies
Hyde Park Residencies in Colombo 2, Sri Lanka.
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