Sri Lanka In Style Members Kahanda Kanda and Ceylon Tea Trails Win In The 2009 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards

Bangkok, Thailand (PressExposure) March 03, 2009 -- (Syndacast) - Winning in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards 2009 was a great achievement for Sri Lanka In Style members Ceylon Tea Trails and Kahanda Kanda. Now in their seventh year, these Choice Awards differ from any other hotel awards program since the winners represent the unbiased opinions of millions of authentic travellers from all over the world.

These awards, coupled with previous Conde Nast Hot List awards for both Tea Trails and Kahanda Kanda reflect on Sri Lanka as a destination that rewards travelers with fascinating experiences and truly memorable places to stay” commented Miguel Cunat, CEO of Sri Lanka In Style.

TripAdvisor is the world's largest travel community on the web, with more than 32 million visitors every month, 9 million members and 20 million reviews and opinions generated monthly by actual travelers who cover more than 300,000 hotels in 30,000 destinations worldwide. It is a free travel guide and research website that publishes member's reviews and other useful information to assist with holiday planning.

Ceylon Tea Trails, a 20-room hotel consisting of four colonial tea planters bungalows dating from 1890 to 1939, is located within Sri Lanka's lush Golden Valley of Tea in Dickoya. Designed to offer a taste of the colonial lifestyle, each luxurious villa is enhanced by authentic period furnishings, fresh gourmet cuisine, the services of a personal butler and a glorious country garden. What's more, at this Sri Lanka hotel in the Tea Country [], the fact that everything is included - from your meals, the G&Ts you sip at sundown and the wine you drink with your four-course dinner to your laundry, your phone calls and your guided Tea Experience tour - is well appreciated by guests.

Commenting on the awards, Thilan Wijesinghe, a co-founder of Tea Trails said, a remarkable achievement for a Sri Lanka hotel to make the World’s (ten) Best All-Inclusives list, one of only two such hotels in Asia. Together with the Hidden Gem award, this is testimony to Tea Trails’ unique concept of service, private bungalows and the stunning Tea Country of Sri Lanka”.

Sharing the award for Best Hidden Gems Asia was Sri Lanka In Style property Kahanda Kanda. Receiving commendations on the TripAdvisor website describing this five bedroom boutique hotel as ‘tropical luxury, ˜hilltop oasis’, ‘absolute bliss’ and ‘a haven of tranquility, Kahanda Kanda proudly offers some of the most beautiful suites, wonderful dining and breathtaking views on the island. Overlooking Koggala Lake and situated on a working tea estate just inland from Galle, Kahanda Kanda’s spacious living and dining pavilions, air conditioned gym and stunning swimming pool provide grandstands for the tropical views. Focusing on holidays in Sri Lanka that are completely luxurious, healthy and relaxing, activities include yoga, massage, meditation, personal training, cooking classes and bike rides through the rice paddies.

Kahanda Kanda owner, and renowned interior designer George Cooper says, This latest achievement on reflects Kahanda Kanda's dedication to style, luxury and impeccable service. It is undoubtedly one of the most relaxing places to have a holiday in Sri Lanka combining health conscious gourmet food with unforgettable scenery”. Hidden inland from Galle, it is in easy reach of the beautiful beaches and fabulous cultural & heritage sites of the south.

Sri Lanka In Style is a Sri Lankan based travel design company that specializes in offering travel consultation and services for clients visiting Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka In Style hand-selects and offers a full portfolio of concierge style services including chauffeured cars, expert guides and a wealth of local travel advice all designed to ensure that guests can sit back and derive maximum satisfaction from their time whilst in Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka In Style provides interesting alternatives and “out of the box” ideas which provide a conversational currency long after the holiday itself has finished.

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