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Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara was recognized as the “Best Ayurveda Resort” at the 4th FIT Health and Wellness Awards held at ITB 2013 in Berlin. ITB Berlin 2013 is the world’s largest meeting point of international tourism decision- makers and business leaders. The global tourism industry acclaims this summits’ dual function of a travel trade fair, to be the largest in the world and it acts as a global platform for diverse resorts to present itself.
The 4th FIT Health and Wellness Awards held at this summit presented awards in three categories; which were, “Best Ayurveda Resort” , “Best Health and Spa Resort” and “Best Active Wellness Resort”. Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara won the Best Ayurveda Resort accolade awarded by FIT Reisen, Europes largest tour operator for wellness holidays. The accolade was awarded based on guest experiences with similar resorts across the globe.
Since time immemorial, man has been engaged in the pursuit of achieving and maintaining an optimum state of health. The emergence of Ayurveda in 600 BC as a natural way of healing has grown in global popularity as it has evolved into a scientific system of holistic healing. The resorts novel delivery of a professional Ayurvedic experience without the compromise of luxury has enabled it to carve its niche in the minds of wellness enthusiasts globally. This has helped Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara pave its way to been regarded as the ” Best Ayurveda Resort” per global standards.
Heritance resorts have been conscious about sustainable tourism practices and their commitment towards this is clearly visible in the unique designs and sustainable processes customized and implemented at each resort. Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara’s continued efforts to promote energy efficiency has provided a distinctive leverage against similar concept resorts. “Ayurveda has evolved into a holistic lifestyle system and its viewed as a system of treatment and comprehensive health care. This view has been conceptualized to every aspect of the guest experience at Heritance Ayurveda Mahagedara which has earned the resort global acknowledgement ”, said Mr Samantha Gunarathne, General Manager, Heritance Ayurveda Mahagedara. A maintained promise of stringent standards of quality together with professional ayurvedic treatments prepared by trained professionals has enhanced the delivered guest experience.
“Heritance” which is a combination of heritage and inheritance, sums up the core principles that act as a foundation for each resort within the portfolio. The preservation of our heritage through the architecture, design and processes of each hotel has enabled Heritance Hotels to carve its niche in the industry. “The maintenance of constant innovation into adapting the traditional rituals of the ayurvedic practice has helped Heritance Ayurveda Mahagedara offer a differentiated unmatched experience. A consistent trend across the Heritance portfolio is the ability to incorporate the rich culture and tradition into the processes adopted by our resorts. This remains the core responsibility for our success ”, said Mr.Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director, Aitken Spence Hotels.
Aitken Spence is Sri Lanka’s largest resort operator and the largest international hotel operator in the Maldives. The group also manages a portfolio of hotels in India and Oman. The company’s premier resorts operate under the brand Heritance.