SIGIRIYA - DAMBULLA
On the magical tea-island of Sri Lanka, beneath waves of forest green, Resplendent Ceylon’s trail of small, luxury Relais & Chateaux enclaves will soon welcome a new destination.
Tucked in the island's cultural heart, near the World Heritage 500AD Sigiriya rock fortress, the new 35 room resort will steep guests in natural wonder and bring to life unforgettable Sri Lankan hospitality in a pocket of biophilic design set within an ancient forest. Luxe tree pods connected by canopy walks will dot the forest at various heights, overlooking the lake and mountains.
London-based interior and concept designer Geraldine Dohogne will pull guests back to the era of Victorian explorers of old Ceylon when they first discovered the hidden ancient Buddhist civilization in the 1890’s.
Architecture is by URBNarc, known for the award winning Alila Seminyak in Bali and several other striking resorts.
Amidst paddy fields, ancient rock fortresses and cave temples, a peaceful oasis of local culture and warmth will welcome guests home.
Expected opening spring 2023