New luxury hotel to open in Nuwara Eliya | Sunday Observer

New luxury hotel to open in Nuwara Eliya

12 March, 2023
Horton Heights
Horton Heights

A luxury hotel, Horton Heights is due to be opened in Nuwara Eliya with an investment of over US$ 3 million. Owned by Al Araf Hotels & Resorts, Horton Heights is a 49-room super luxury hotel, designed for high-end tourists across the world especially the Middle East.

The property has several unique features, including a live cooking station, an observation bridge on the rooftop and in-room shopping experience for guests. Besides, the glass dome 360-degree restaurant, a first-of-its-kind in Sri Lanka, offers a unique experience for high tea and private functions. 

Horton Heights, which has BOI approval, embraces a sustainable and green tourism concept, will provide employment opportunities for about 120 people. The luxury property has also received a four-star grade from the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.  

BOI Director General Renuka M. Weerakone said, “The project is a testament to Sri Lanka’s growing sustainable tourism and hospitality industry, which is set to receive a much-needed boost with the launch of Horton Heights, to attract high-end tourists from around the world.

“High net worth travellers can also experience the British colonial ambiance with a Sri Lankan flavour as they make the choice to witness the glimpse of the luxury property in Little England. Thus, Horton Heights promises to be a must-visit destination for tourists from different corners of the world,” she said.

Al Araf Hotels & Resorts CEO Fazal Mohamed said, “We have spared no effort in creating a property that meets the needs of today’s discerning traveller. From the dining options to the fitness centre and the glass dome, we have ensured that our guests have access to world-class amenities. In addition, the expertise of retired industry veterans has played a crucial role in creating a world-class property that meets the needs of today’s discerning traveller. We are confident that Horton Heights will become a must-visit destination for luxury travellers.”