Ulagalla Resort opens today
Ulagalla Resort, owned by ICC Construction and FINCO Group will open
for guests from today.
The Resort is an ancient mansion transformed into a modern heaven
with an investment over Rs 700 million. The resort is in Tirappane off
The mansion has been restored to its original position and developed
and furnished to retain its own distinctive features. It revitalizes the
aristocratic lifestyle of the colonial era in the ancient capital.
Ulagalla Resort has combined the tradition with latest technology. The
Resort has all modern hotel facilities and it is the first lifestyle
boutique hotel to be commissioned in the post war era.
The front view of Ulagalla
ďUlagalla Resort concept is absolutely unique as itís so close to
nature, and it is different to the conventional type of hotels , it has
a go green eco concept in the truest sense of the word. Itís the
brainchild of Group Vice Chairman, Harsha De Saram,Ē Ulagalla Resort
Marketing General Manager Ranjaka De Mel said. This luxury boutique
resort is focusing on high end exclusive tourists and is committed to
give the opportunity to discover the pleasure of charming atmosphere.
The lower level of the mansion consists of reception, lobby area,
bar, coffee lounge while upper floor consists of a fine dining
The most significant feature of the resort is the 25 state-of -the
art chalets built in a classy manner and these chalets are scattered
over an unrestricted area of 58 areas. In keeping with resortís ĎGo
Green conceptí, half of the energy requirement of the resort is
generated through its solar farm and it is the largest solar farm in the
country with a capacity of 125 KVA.
The resort includes over 20 acres lush paddy fields, vegetable and
fruit gardens. The paddy fields produce a large part of the resortís
rice requirement while the vegetable and fruit gardens make substantial
contribution as well. The resort has installed water purification plants
that will recycle waste water and rain water and purify it to use on the
Also to be used on the plantations, the resortís waste matter will be
collected to make compost manure for the fruit and vegetable gardens.
The resort also includes of a 30 metre fresh water swimming pool and
electric cars to shuttle the guests within the vast area.
The walls of each chalet are fitted with planks that are recycled
timber mixed with imported paddy straw to retain coolness. The chalets
are fitted with LED bulbs that reduce the carbon footprint of the resort
by 80 percent.
The AC system fitted into each chalet utilizes an environmentally
friendly gas and heat recovery system provides the entire requirement of
Chalets were constructed using the fire-proof and eco friendly
material, Durra. Durra straw panels reduce the transmission of sound,
are, a 100 percent recyclable and are 10 times stronger than dry wall.