CNN Travel spotlights the über-luxurious Amangalla in its latest ‘ultimate guide to Asia’s heritage hotels’

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CNN Travel spotlights über-luxurious Amangalla in latest ‘ultimate guide to Asia’s heritage hotels’

 

CNN Travel is spotlighting the über-luxurious Amangalla hotel within the historic confines of Galle Fort, one of the eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka.

In its latest online piece entitled ‘Time travel: The ultimate guide to Asia’s heritage hotels’, CNN compares it to the best ion the region.

Built inside the 17th-century Galle Forte — a UNESCO heritage site in southern Sri Lanka — Amangalla promises open-air corridors, chilled tile floors and tropical gardens.

 

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The address dates to 1684, when it was opened as the headquarters for colonial Dutch commanders and, later, British soldiers.

In 1863, the complex took on a new life as the New Oriental Hotel — a mainstay for writers, politicians and celebrities.

In 2004, Aman resorts stepped in and renamed the hotel Amangalla. Though the name changed, much remains the same: there are private gardens, alfresco dining, 20-foot-high ceilings, and a veranda upstairs where monkeys often swing by.

Read more here.

 

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