Luxury comes to Panadura in the form of Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing, an all new property promising the best of lavish comforts with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean. The official opening of Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing took place on 4 June with the presence of Minister John Amaratunga and Paddy Withana, Chairman – SLTDA/SLTPB. Owned by Jie Zhong Jie Lanka Development Construction and Engineering Ltd., Jie Jie Beach is managed by Jetwing Hotels.
Break away from routine life and bask in the home of Sri Lankan hospitality, an easy alternative as Jie Jie by Jetwing is located one and a half hours away from Colombo. Placed on a glorious strip of beach, this tropical escape takes you into a world of its own with its ethnic design and open spaces. Being the largest luxury hotel in the area, Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing boasts of 180 rooms inclusive of Deluxe rooms and Suites with attached balconies and terraces overlooking the majestic Indian Ocean or the skyline of the city. These contemporary rooms are designed as such that guests are made to feel at ease in the comfort of the king-size beds, sitting area, air-conditioning, shower with hot and cold water, and much more.
Here, guests can find themselves savouring in the many gastronomic delights as the dining options vary from international cuisine with special attention given to distinct Southeast Asian flavours. Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing features two restaurants; an international restaurant serving buffet meals in local and Western fare, and a Chinese dining option dishing up authentic oriental delicacies named Golden Silk, manned by a Chinese chef. Feel free to satisfy your cravings here with the chefs being ever ready to prepare meals to your liking and be spoilt for choice when you indulge in our special Sunday lunch buffets.
For a more casual set up, the property houses a bar and karaoke lounge for those who wish to sing and dance whilst sipping on a casual drink. This is an ideal location to spend time and enjoy with your friends at the end of a hard day of work. You can also indulge in a more relaxed setting at the pool bar offering a wider range of cocktails and easy snacks. Switch off from the busy city life and embrace the beach breeze while watching the sunset at the pool bar.
Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing will be your go-to destination for your every celebration and event with a separate building dedicated to host your friends and family for a ceremony of your choice. The conference and banquet facilities are fully equipped to entertain large scale events at ease as the property houses four halls with glass decked interiors allowing you to have a backdrop of the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean. The banquet hall can accommodate up to 550 persons where large crowds can be entertained in a spacious setting. Your dream destination wedding can be hosted here with the best views and service offerings, which the property specialises in. There are also two conference halls and breakout rooms and one business centre, where your business arrangements can be met. From meetings to conferences and exhibitions, Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing encompasses unmatched spaces and services all of which is now not too far from the city.
With an expansive beach at your disposal and an inviting pool you can ease into to beat the heat, Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing allows you to unwind in seamless leisure. Heighten your restful stay by pampering yourself to a massage at the well-equipped in-house spa. If you wish to explore the city, feel free to visit archaeological sites in the vicinity from the Richmond castle to Pahiyangala or pay a visit to the historic Kalutara temple. The Bawa Trail is a must-do, where you are able to visit the Geoffrey Bawa’s Lunuganga or Bevis Bawa’s Brief Garden. A bike ride or village walk is the best way to spend time in Panadura.
Speaking at the press conference Minister John Amarutunga stated that there is no season in Sri Lanka – all 365 days are suitable for travelling and that Sri Lanka has everything a tourist is looking for. While admiring the design and construction of Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing the minster invited the investor to build many more hotels in the future. Jetwing Chairman Hiran Cooray went on to say that this property will be the largest that Jetwing will manage in the country. “We are privileged to be managing agents for the first property in Panadura and we have a few more hotels in the works to be opened in the near future,” he said.
Having constructed the Olympic Stadium in China in 2008 the Chairman of Jie Zhong Jie Lanka Development Construction and Engineering Ltd., Li Jian Guo was interested in building a hotel after a brief visit to Sri Lanka. “Within 18 months we had the soft opening of Jie Jie Beach by Jetwing. We wanted a professional body to manage and operate the hotel which is why we turned to Jetwing. We hope to invest on more properties in Sri Lanka with Jetwing,” he continued.
This article originally appears on DailyFT.