Aman Resorts have turned this landmark into the best of both worlds
Sri Lanka (PRWEB) March 19, 2009
Sri Lanka in Style adds Amangalla to its list of luxurious hotels in Galle, Sri Lanka. Occupying the premises of the famous New Oriental Hotel and nestled within a series of buildings dating back more than 300 years, Amangalla as the oldest hotel in Galle Fort reflects its grand history perfectly. After two years of extensive renovations that saw the skillful unveiling and restoration of original colonial architectural features, Amangalla, basking in the glory and fame of its legendary predecessor, opened its doors in 2005 to continue the tradition of welcoming newcomers to the already legendary list of swashbucklers, traders and colonialists that have already left their indelible mark on Galle.
"Aman Resorts have turned this landmark into the best of both worlds," says Miguel Cunat, CEO of Sri Lanka in Style, "it's a hotel that offers top-shelf luxury and pampering whilst at the same time a place where guests are steeped in Sri Lanka's history".
While the service at this hotel in Sri Lanka is every bit as exceptional as it was in the past, Aman has personified it so that the contemporary traveller will feel very much at home. Amangalla's beautiful rooms, suites and chambers offer exquisite comfort for guests whilst capturing the hotel's classic colonial style. Combined with period artwork and reproduction antiques atop polished 300-year-old jackwood floors and views overlooking the majestic red tiled roofs and famous landmarks of the fort, each beautiful room always reminds you of where you are. A surprisingly large tropical garden characterised by ancient frangipani trees and exotic blooms further adds to the panoramic spectacle.
The Great Hall or Zaal as it was known in Dutch times, is the focal point of the hotel and is majestically decorated with period furnishings and exotic arrangements of fruit and flowers. The evocative Dining Room is to one end and to tables laid with crisp white linen and antique silverware are brought classical European and Sri Lankan home cooked cuisine. The street-side Verandah is an ideal place to watch the world go by on bicycles, ox-carts and tuk tuks, with a long cooling drink in hand under the whir of overhead fans.
Other facilities at this award-winning Sri Lanka hotel highly recommended by Conde Nast Traveller, include a Library that features an eclectic collection of memorabilia drawn from the archives of the New Oriental Hotel, a wonderfully evocative Barber Shop and Salon, a tranquil swimming pool surrounded by palms, sun loungers and cosy ambalamas and a pavilion from where daily yoga and meditation sessions are held.
Sri Lanka in Style highly recommends 'The Bath's, Amangalla's legendary spa. Featuring five seductively lit treatment rooms where a host of restorative treatments including specialized Ayurveda programmes are expertly administered by caring staff, and a hydrotherapy room featuring a Jacuzzi, an icy plunge, a sauna and a steam room, The Baths provide a sanctum for whole body rejuvenation.
On the first Saturday evening of every month, Amangalla hosts a Salon in the Zaal where speakers are invited to entertain and inform guests on a number of subjects ranging from Sri Lankan architecture to nature and the history of the fort.
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About Sri Lanka In Style
Sri Lanka In Style is a Sri Lankan based travel design company that specialises in offering travel consultation and services for clients visiting Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka In Style hand-selects Boutique Hotels and Villas in Sri Lanka 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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