Negombo and Mirissa to get Marriott and Ritz Carlton hotels

Dhammika Perera, Chairman, Greener Water (Ltd.) hands over MOU for JW Marriott, Negombo to Rajeev Menon, President – Asia Pacific (Excluding Greater China), Marriott International. Also present at the signing were: (L to R) Managing Director of Hayleys Leisure – Rohan Karr, Chairman & Chief Executive of Hayleys PLC – Mohan Pandithage & Head of Business Development for Marriott International – Kiran Andicot.

Business tycoon Dhammika Perera is set to establish two luxury resorts of the world renowned hotel chains JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton in Negombo and Mirissa respectively.

The 500 roomed five star hotel of JW Marriott in Negombo is billed for launch in Q4 of 2021, while the Ritz Carlton with its 228 keys will open its doors in Mirissa in Q3 2022, Vallibel One PLC announced in a press release today (11).

The MOUs for these hotels were signed today by Chairman of Greener Water Limited Dhammika Perera (Fully owned subsidiary of Vallibel One PLC) and Chairman of Summer Season Limited Mohan Pandithage.

Present at the inking of these two MOUs were Marriott International President – Asia Pacific (Excluding Greater China) Rajeev Menon, Marriott International Regional Vice President Head of Business Development, Kiran Andicot and Executive Director Hayleys PLC and Managing Director of the Hayleys Leisure Sector Rohan Karr.

3D Rendering of JW Marriott, Negombo

“The signing of these MOUs is a strong affirmation of Dhammika Perera’s commitment to the growth of the country’s leisure and tourism industries, adding fillip to the Sri Lankan economy as whole. His visionary thought process augments Sri Lanka’s expansive offerings in hospitality designed to attract discerning high-end travelers with a penchant for the exotic, while heightening investor confidence in the country’s investment prowess into not only the hospitality genre but the entirety of the investment possibilities in Sri Lanka,” the press release stated.

JW Marriott and Ritz Carlton are two of the most prestigious luxury hotel brands in the world and operates a combined total of over 6,500 hotels worldwide.