Citrus Hotel after a five month refurbishment, which began last May, opened last Saturday adding more value to Hikkaduwa. The hotel owned by Citrus Leisure PLC would add 90 ultra luxury rooms. Situated on a two acre free-hold property with an ideal view of the sea, Citrus Hikkaduwa offers the best in comfort and service and includes standard and executives rooms as well as a suite to suit the most discerning travellers.
The property will strategically be managed on a strict policy of cost versus benefit, with the stated purpose of doubling revenue by the end of the next financial year.
The company has stated a new vision of transforming itself into a chain of hotels, with ambitious plans to add 600 luxury rooms to Sri Lanka’s room inventory over the next three years.
The new management has unveiled accelerated growth plans and made several strategic acquisitions.
The first acquisition was a 7 acre land in Waskaduwa, at a sum of Rs. 221.7 million. Construction is scheduled to begin in early 2011 on a 150-roomed star class resort on the beach property.
Negotiations are also underway to acquire another plot of land on the East coast for a new beachfront resort.