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Chena Huts by Uga Escapes wins Sri Lanka’s Leading Lodge 2018 Award

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes has been acclaimed as Sri Lanka’s Leading Lodge 2018 at the 25th World Travel Awards, Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018 organised by World Travel Awards.

World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence. Its annual programme is renowned as the most prestigious and comprehensive in the global industry. Each year, World Travel Awards covers the globe with its Grand Tour – a series of regional gala ceremonies to recognise excellence within each continent, culminating in a Grand Final at the end of the year. Among them Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018 held in Hongkong recently, is hailed as the most important night of the year for Asia and Australasia’s tourism industry, and it demonstrates just why the region is experiencing unprecedented uplift, regardless of the challenging global economic environment.

Graham E. Cooke, Founder and President of World Travel Awards, described the event as the ‘Oscars’ of the global industry. “What is remarkable though is that according to the latest official figures, Asia and the Pacific is leading the world. World Travel Awards was established 17 years ago to drive up standards of customer service and overall performance and this year’s winners will be an excellent business model for others to follow,” he added.

Commenting on the special occasion, Thashinthan Panchanathan, General Manager of Chena Huts by Uga Escapes added, “We are honoured to receive this award as a leading holiday destination in the region, representing Sri Lanka. This award is testament to the creative approach and the dedication of Uga Escapes Management (Pvt) Ltd. to maintain customer satisfaction and hold Chena Huts as an exquisite destination for nature loving travellers, providing peace, privacy to experience nature at its best.”

Chena Huts by Uga Escapes is a boutique hotel located in Yala and consists of 14 luxurious cabins complete with individual plunge pools and panoramic views.