Discovering Sri Lanka
Discovering Sri Lanka
1st May 2018
Bloomberg features Resplendent Ceylon founder Malik Fernando
Bloomberg features Resplendent Ceylon founder in an extensive profile, says “hospitality leaders like Malik Fernando are creating unique high-end experiences” “We’re flying the flag for Sri Lanka the same way my family has at Dilmah...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
13th November 2017
Sri Lanka’s Newest Safari Outpost Puts an Otherworldly Spin on the Classic Tented Lodge – Robb Report
Wild Coast Tented Lodge lives up to its name in more ways than one...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
21st April 2018
Gastronomic Globetrotting
Luxury travel pioneer Resplendent Ceylon takes Londoners on an epicurean journey through modern Sri Lankan cuisine with feasting fortnight at Carousel, 24 April – 5 May 2018 LONDON, March 2018: London’s love affair with Sri Lankan...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
4th November 2019
FORBES: Tablet Reveals the 25 Coolest Hotels in the World and a New Beginning after Being Acquired By Michelin
Wild Coast Tented Lodge was recently featured in the Forbes article highlighting 25 of the coolest hotels around the world by Tablet! “The Sri Lankan coast is an extraordinary place for a holiday, and the luxury-tent safari camps of...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
4th May 2020
Wild Coast Lodge named in Escape.com’s list of “Six stunning resorts helping the Earth”
To mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day this year, Escape.com put together a list of resorts around the globe who are pioneers in implementing sustainability practices that help protect our planet. Only six resorts made the list and...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
18th April 2018
House & Garden feature Wild Coast Tented Lodge among the most beautifully designed hotels in the world
Eight-page dedicated feature in the travel special Hotels by Design, the ultimate guide to the most beautifully designed hotels in the world House & Garden UK, a leading upscale interiors magazine carries an exclusive feature of Wild...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
21st November 2017
The Wild Coast Tented Lodge
When one hears the words ‘Wild Coast,” one conjures up visions of a desolate landscape where the beaches are dotted with the skeletal remains of boats and the wind howls mercilessly. That vision is not only misplaced, but it couldn’t...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
5th November 2020
Luxury Voices Part 1: An Interview With Malik Fernando On What Luxury Now Means For Travellers and The Industry
Joanne Tang:Hi, everyone. Welcome to Luxury Voices, the podcast about the luxury world in Asia with a focus on the greater China market. I am Joanne Tang, your host, founder and CEO of Infinite Luxury Group. In this podcast, we...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
3rd November 2021
Resplendent Ceylon Receives Global Recognition
At Resplendent Ceylon, travel and tourism means the world to us; but over time we have also come to realise that it is so much more than just that. Since the beginning, we have been committed to curating meaningful journeys for all our ...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
5th November 2021
Luxury Voices Part 1
Joanne Tang: Hi, everyone. Welcome to Luxury Voices, the podcast about the luxury world in Asia with a focus on the greater China market. I am Joanne Tang, your host, founder and CEO of Infinite Luxury Group. In this podcast, we...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
15th November 2017
Sri lanka’s New Beachfront Safari Camp – Conde Nast Traveller
A quite extraordinary new safari camp, Wild Coast Tented Lodge, has opened on a beach in Yala National Park, with leopards to one side and the ocean on the other. by ISSY VON SIMSON Read the original article on Conde Nast Traveller ...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
1st December 2020
Luxury Voices Part 2: Resplendent’s SafeStay Protocols and the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation
Malik and Joanne speak about how the landscape of travel has changed post lockdown, Resplendent Ceylon’s SafeStay protocols and the important role of the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation.Joanne Tang:There’s a growing demand for...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
29th August 2019
Resplendent Ceylon is at the top of Harper’s BAZAAR’s list of 70+ things to do in Sri Lanka.
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Discovering Sri Lanka
20th January 2021
Luxury Voices Part 3: Malik’s Vision for Resplendent Ceylon
Malik and Joanne speak about Resplendent Ceylon’s remarkable run last year, receiving numerous awards and being recognised by prestigious publications. Malik also explains the importance of guest feedback and talks about his vision for...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
10th October 2019
Recalling Thomas Cook’s Role in Ceylon’s Fledgling Tourism Industry
With the demise of Thomas Cook, Dr R. P. Fernando reminisces on the distinct charm of Sri Lanka when it was a relatively undiscovered travel destination, and Thomas Cook’s role in launching and developing the Tourism industry here. As...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
17th October 2018
Cape Weligama & Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Conde Nast Traveler 2018 reader awards
The premier global luxury travel magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, has unveiled the winners of its Readers’ Choice Awards, the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry. The 31st annual Awards...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
15th November 2017
Premium Safari Experience in Sri lanka – The Hedonist
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25th September 2021
Resplendent Ceylon : Creating local, meaningful journeys
This year, World Tourism Day focuses on tourism and rural development, two areas that are significantly interlinked. Here in Sri Lanka, we have a wide variety of case studies of how tourism has been the primary driver of hyper-local...
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28th February 2018
Travel + Leisure picks Wild Coast Tented Lodge among the Best New Hotels in the World
Makes the T+L’s It List 2018, the annual collection of the best new and reborn properties worldwide. New York based T+L is the preeminent voice for the sophisticated traveller, serving up expert intelligence and immersive, inspiring...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
26th February 2018
This Coastal Jungle Lodge is Sri Lanka’s Latest Ode to Sustainable Luxury – Electrify Magazine
As part of Sri Lanka’s Resplendent Ceylon luxury circuit of tea, sea and safari, Wild Coast Tented Lodge is steeped in the country’s most revered experiences. Opened at the beginning of November, the resort was a three year project in...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
15th February 2018
Wild Coast Tented Lodge wins Best New Luxury Hotel of the Year
Feb 9, 2018 – Sri Lanka and Wild Coast Tented Lodge scooped the Best New Luxury Hotel of the Year award at the first ever TTG luxury Travel Awards, a glittering event held at The Rosewood hotel, London. TTG was established as Travel...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
21st February 2019
Green light for British travelers to visit Sri Lanka
Our founder Malik Fernando was interviewed recently by TTG Magazine in light of the relaxed travel advisory by the UK’s FCO. To our friends in the UK: #SrilankaAwaitsYou! The welcomed news was also mirrored in the optimism showed by...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
30th August 2021
Smitten with Sri Lanka
With international travel to Sri Lanka now an absolute possibility, Rebecca Recommends took a little trip down memory lane to share their experiences of travelling across this incredible country in anticipation of a long-awaited return...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
21st June 2019
Australia declares Sri Lanka safe to travel
Welcoming you to our sunny island! Australia has relaxed their travel advisory on visiting Sri Lanka. Escape magazine’s article below reaffirms the Australian travelers’ willingness to keep exploring the island. Melinda Browning ...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
1st October 2019
Wild Coast Lodge Shortlisted for Dezeen Awards 2019 – World’s Best Buildings
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24th August 2021
Renew,Realign and Rediscover
Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Count to four. Release. Whilst the challenging events of the past year have left us feeling untethered from our everyday routines, it is more apparent than ever that we as travellers, travel...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
17th July 2017
Lonely Planet reveals the Top 10 must-see places in Asia for 2017
An escape from the heat of the country’s coastline, Sri Lanka’s hill country is vivid with colour and culture. Ceylon Tea Trails is ideally located to experience the peace and tranquility of the serene hill country of Sri Lanka, which...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
15th May 2020
Emirates pays warm tribute to Merrill J. Fernando on his 90th birthday
The shared passion that attracts like-minded organisations to each other was clearly articulated when Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, greeted Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando recently, on the occasion of the 90th...
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29th July 2017
Temples, trunks and tranquility – BENTLEY Magazine
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3rd September 2022
Discovering Sri Lanka
If you’ve seen Sri Lanka in the headlines in recent months, you’re probably aware that the country has been sinking deeper into the worst economic crisis it has ever seen. The capital, Colombo, has seen months of protests due to rising...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
7th May 2020
Resplendent Ceylon launches SafeStay Initiative
RResplendent Ceylon has launched “SafeStay” a dedicated Health & Safety Guide for hotels, to monitor and manage stringent health and safety measures.Despite comprising low density resorts in isolated locations, Resplendent Ceylon...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
18th February 2021
Malik Fernando on Sarah Groen’s Luxury Travel Insider Podcast
Click here to listen to the full podcast. Luxury Travel Insider, a podcast by Sarah Groen, is designed to inspire you to travel and live out the experiences of your dreams. She speaks to icons of luxury travel, hears stories and...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
3rd February 2021
The Story of Sound
Resplendent Ceylon presents The Stories of Resplendent, a sensory chronicle of who we are, what drives us and our sources of inspiration. At the beating heart of the series is the island of Sri Lanka; it’s history, culture, people and...
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17th December 2018
Sri Lanka tops the “The Five Places That Stole My (Nikki Ekstein’s) Heart in 2018!”
Bloomberg magazine is the go-to source for the most relevant, insightful, and analytic information on capital markets, global economies and wealth. It’s Pursuits section reviews the world’s most tasteful, exclusive and luxurious...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
12th December 2017
Tatler checks into Wild Coast Tented Lodge.
Surf, tea, safari-this is what homegrown hospitality group Resplendent Ceylon now offers with the recent opening of Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Yala National Park.With renowned hotels elsewhere in Sri Lanka, namely Ceylon Tea Trails in...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
20th January 2021
Luxury Voices Part 3
Malik and Joanne speak about Resplendent Ceylon’s remarkable run last year, receiving numerous awards and being recognised by prestigious publications. Malik also explains the importance of guest feedback and talks about his vision for...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
22nd October 2018
Cape Weligama celebrates 4th anniversary & voted amongst the Best Resorts in the World
Ranked No 28, by Conde Nast Traveler readers It is fitting that in the same week Cape Weligama celebrated it’s 4th anniversary, that it was voted amongst the Best Resorts in the World – as No 28, by Conde Nast Traveler readers, the...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
19th June 2018
Sri Lanka Has Beaches, Safari Parks, and Spectacular Tea Country – Here’s How to Combine All Three into the Perfect Trip
Travel + Leisure is the US’ leading monthly travel magazine, publishing features on beautiful hotels, in-depth destination guides and style and travel advice. The publication has a circulation of 969,266 and a total readership of 4.8...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
16th June 2017
Suitcase Magazine explores the Hill Country
Tue, 13 June 2017 THE LEOPARD THAT CAME TO TEA: EXPLORING SRI LANKA’S HILL COUNTRY Words by CONTRIBUTOR : EMMA BOYLE Photos by ALICE LUKER This article appears in SUITCASE Volume 19: The Wild Issue. Leopards have developed a taste...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
1st December 2021
Luxury Voices Part 2
Malik and Joanne speak about how the landscape of travel has changed post lockdown, Resplendent Ceylon’s SafeStay protocols and the important role of the MJF Foundation and Dilmah Conservation. Joanne Tang: There’s a growing demand for ...
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Discovering Sri Lanka
28th October 2020
Resplendent Ceylon resorts recognised in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards.
Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with all three Resplendent Ceylon’s resorts remarkably among the top 10 hotels in the Asia Category. Ceylon Tea Trails was voted number 3, Wild Coast Tented...
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8th May 2018
Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Conde Nast Traveler Hot List 2018: The Best New Hotels in the World
For this 22nd edition of the coveted Hot List, Conde Nast editors and reporters crisscrossed six continents to review hundreds of new properties firsthand. They came back with 102 outstanding winners that represent not just the vanguard...
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