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 Trade Gazette in 1953, as the world’s very first weekly travel trade newspaper. The prestigious TTG luxury Travel Awards is a reflection of the very best in the luxury sector and is a benchmark for quality, seeking out those who innovate and deliver incredible customer service.
For the tough task of picking the Best New Luxury Hotel of 2017, TTG asked a panel of 13 travel media experts, a range of real globetrotters who know what it takes to wow today’s travellers, to shortlist.
Other shortlisted hotels included Alila Fort Bishangarh, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square & The Whitby in New York. Winners in other categories included Ultra-luxury Cruise Line of the Year – Silversea, Premium Airline of the Year – Singapore Airlines, Luxury Hotel Company of the Year – Belmond
At the spectacular Wild Coast Tented Lodge sustainability, landscape and heritage are intertwined. Located on the edge of Yala National Park, the 28-tent safari camp welcomed its first guests in November 2017. The eco-resort’s organic architecture integrates seamlessly into the site, which comprises dryland forests that merge into the rugged sandy coastline overlooking the Indian Ocean. The five-star lodge is designed to give visitors an intimate experience of Yala, celebrating the flora, fauna and culture of the area, with minimal intrusion on the landscape.