Uga, a celebrated hospitality group in Sri Lanka, was victorious at the 14th Annual Luxury Lifestyle Awards 2022 when its flagship property, Uga Ulagalla took home a win in the ‘Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in Sri Lanka’ category. In previous years, Uga Ulagalla had been recognised with several local and international awards and accolades, thus making the property a true frontrunner in the hospitality industry.
Mr. Ramli Gaffoor, Chief Executive Officer of Uga commented on the accolade: “It is truly a fantastic honour to have been selected for this award yet again. Uga Ulagalla is truly a gem amongst our five properties, and this award is a testament to the unparalleled luxury offered at our properties.”
The multi-award-winning eco-retreat is located in Anuradhapura, consisting of 25 villas with a private plunge pool, unobstructed vistas, and a plethora of flora and fauna. Uga Ulagalla is renowned for curating experiences with the promise of extending an unparalleled service exuding the warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality. Uga Ulagalla also hosts a variety of adventures activities such as kayaking, archery, horse riding, cycling tours, and nature walks. There are also excursions to nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the ancient cities of Anuradhapura, the Sigiriya rock fortress and the Golden Temple of Dambulla as well as tours to national parks teeming with wildlife.
The Luxury Lifestyle Awards is a global initiative based in the United States, that recognises, commends, and promotes superlative goods and services from around the globe. The Luxury Lifestyle awards branding is one of the world’s most recognisable and respected brands, signifying and assuring the highest quality and unparalleled innovation.
After a long and thorough research and evaluation process, the results are compiled into a list of the world’s best goods and services. A panel of judges comprising of hospitality industry experts, luxury business owners, media partners and others who encompass a wealth of knowledge on luxury lifestyles then analyses the list and selects the winner.
The award further cements the credibility of Uga and offers a platform that provides recognition amongst prospective clientele and industry peers.
Uga is a fully owned subsidiary of Finco Holdings. Uga comprises of Uga Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach in Trincomalee, Uga Bay in Passikudah, Chena Huts in Yala and Uga Residence in Colombo. Uga operates as a homegrown luxury brand that is committed to preserving natural splendour and indigenous culture whilst providing a unique accommodation experience.