Alpine is the newest luxury hotel to be added to Sri Lanka’s number one tourist destination, Nuwara Eliya. Going by the name ‘Alpine’, the luxury hotel is surrounded by Nuwara Eliya’s ever green mountains. The plus point for Alpine is that is has been built overlooking Nuwara Eliya’s two main tourist attractions, the race course and Gregory’s lake.
The ‘cottage’ type hotel has 25 spacious and luxury rooms with all modern facilities of a 5-star property. All rooms are equipped with hot/cold water, large TV, modern ‘warmers’ telephone facilities, etc.
To add beauty to this luxury property, all electrical fittings and furniture are of Italian origin. ‘I wanted to make my hotel the best in Nuwara Eliya. During the construction period, every ‘stone’ was supervised by me, and all fittings and interior decor, were selected by me to make Alpine a truly ‘luxury’ cottage in Nuwara Eliya, Chairman, Alpine Hotel, D. G. Mahinda Kumara said.
In order to provide a star-class service and hospitality to tourists, both foreign and Sri Lankan a new management team has been recruited, headed by a versatile hotelier Roy Wootler as the General Manager. Roy has over 15 years of star-class experience in the hospitality industry. The soft opening of Alpine Hotel took place with the new management, recently.
Alpine is flanked by two beautiful misty mountains, Mount Pedro and ‘Single Tree’ and guests are provided a panoramic view of the Nuwara Eliya’s hill country, from their rooms.
The hotel has also recruited a new chef, Vijitha Gunawardena who has over 25 years experience having worked in a number of star class hotels. Gunawardena’s entry to Alpine Hotel will no doubt offer tourists, delicious Sri Lankan, Western and Eastern cuisine. The week-end buffets and BBQs, and specially the ‘rice and curry’ home-made style, have already become popular amongst guests, General Manager, Royal Wootler said.
The beautifully designed restaurant with colourful decor, could accommodate around 90 guests. Special packages are being offered to Sri Lankans and expatriates, in order to popularise the new hotel.
Alpine has already become popular for eco-tourism. The hotel offers excursions to mountains, water falls, boat rides in Gregory’s lake, and safaris to the Hakgala Botanical Gardens, Horton Plains, and other places of tourist attraction in and around Nuwara Eliya.
Alpine Adventurers Tours, which is a subsidiary of Alpine Hotel, offer exclusive deluxe wildlife safaris and natures tours too, including trekking, camping, birdwatching, mountaineering, rafting, mountain biking, fishing, adventure sports etc, Chairman, Alpine Hotel and Alpine adventurers Tours, and Municipal Council Member, Nuwara Eliya, D. G. Mahinda Kumara said.