February 18, 2021

Malik Fernando on Sarah Groen’s Luxury Travel Insider Podcast

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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 insider tips many miss.

Malik J Fernando, Managing Director of Resplendent Ceylon, was recently on Luxury Travel Insider. During the podcast, Malik and Sarah discuss why Sri Lanka is such an underrated destination. He reveals insider stories about the building of the lodges, passion for community development, and why true luxury is about feeling pampered while being immersed in the local culture.

02:21 – Malik’s favourite scene from Tea Trails
05:57 – What makes Sri Lanka an exceptional destination
08:19 – The misconceptions the world holds about Sri Lanka
12:04 – How Malik’s path took a turn from Ceylon tea to hospitality brands
16:39 – Why the safari lodge is an amazing community project
21:22 – What connects the three different properties together
23:11 – The exciting details of a new and upcoming property
26:04 – How the connections with guests continue even after the stay
31:01 – What you will learn about the world after visiting Sri Lanka