SRI Lanka will soon be home to a new six-suite luxury boutique hotel in the small town of Ahangama located in the country’s southern province.

Slated to open in the second half of 2019, the Harding Boutique Hotel is the latest venture by Sri Lankan-Australian entrepreneur Paul Harding, a project that is for good reason close to his family’s heart.

“My great uncle was one of the first hoteliers and great pioneers in the country, opening The Blue Lagoon — the country’s first hotel designed by Geoffrey Bawa — the father of Sri-Lankan modernism,” Harding said.

“There must have been something in the family as my love for boutique hotels and hospitality has been with me from a very young age,” he added.

The property will feature suites with private balconies, sea-facing private baths, rain showers, double vanities and king beds wrapped in Egyptian cotton linens. Location was chosen with serenity in mind, nestled amongst dense coconut groves to the east and west with ocean & beach frontage to the south.

Architecture and interiors have been inspired by Sri Lanka’s vernacular modernist movement and were designed by British architect Jonathan Ashmore, founder of an award-winning design and architecture practice in Dubai and London.


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