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Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa

Beginnings

Nature Resort & Spa Concept

Founders & Directors

Aarunya is a contemporary, sustainable, luxury boutique nature resort in Sri Lanka. Featuring villas on a 7 acre mixed plantation and tea estate, atop a mountain peak with spectacular views of Knuckles mountains.  

Aarunya which means “First Rays of the Sun” in ancient Sanskrit, can be experienced at this spectacular location during sun-rise, with the backdrop of Knuckles mountain range.

Starting from humble beginnings with our first property Nisala Villa Kandy in 2014, we have embarked on developing this new property, a beautiful tea and plantation estate with the vision to create a world class nature resort and spa experience rooted in legendary Sri Lankan hospitality.

The estate is a special place, the environment is bountiful and pristine, setting the mood to relax the mind, body and spirit

The land provides organic vegetables, fruits and spices for our meals, the fresh mountain air infuses the body when we exercise, the spa draws on luxury products and techniques to revitalise the mind and body, while constantly changing dramatic views and atmospheres encourage relaxation, reflection and contemplation.

Experience a unique, minimalist luxury resort concept and environment, carefully crafted to channel energy for our mind, body and spirit, retreat like no other.

Aarunya was founded and is run by a group of distinguished professionals and business people with roots in Sri Lanka and overseas, leaders in their respective fields:

Mr. K.R.G. Wijesundara

One of Sri Lanka's most respected, awarded, and internationally acclaimed businesspersons, with over 3000 employees in multiple business sectors.

- Chairman. Wijaya Group (Pvt) Ltd. & CIB Shopping Centres (Pvt) Ltd.

- Chairman, Founder. Aarunya Nature Resorts & Spas (Pvt) Ltd.

- Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, (SLIM) Nielsen People's Award 2018 winner.

- Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka, Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 (National Gold Award, Extra Large Category).

Dr. Lal Rankothge (BSc, MSc, PhD Environmental Management - UNSW)

A high profile professional with extensive experience over 25yrs in environmental protection/sustainability and commercial agriculture in the Asia-Pacific region.

- Managing Director, Founder. Aarunya Nature Resorts & Spas (Pvt) Ltd.

- Freelance Lead Technical Consultant. Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS), ISO14000 certification, and environmental auditing.

- Senior Consultant/Team Leader (ESMS). International Institute of Development Training (IIDT), and EML Consultants (Sri Lanka).

- Director, Co-Founder. Nisala Villa Kandy.

- Director. Vidusetha Higher Education Foundation in Sri Lanka. 

- Consultant. World Environment Program, Africa.

- Former Senior Professional. Department of Environment, Climate Change & Water (Environment Protection Authority) of NSW, Australia.

Mr. Padmendra Nath Rankothge (BDESARCH, MARCH - USYD)

Internationally acclaimed architect registered in NSW, Australia with experience on high profile projects in the USA, UK, Australia, China, India, Japan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, and KSA. Architect for Aarunya.

- Former Senior/Project Architect. SOM (New York), UNStudio (Shanghai) & Aukette Swanke (London).

- Director. NRAA (Nath Rankothge Architect & Associates).

- Executive Director, Founder. Aarunya Nature Resorts & Spas (Pvt) Ltd.

- Director, Co-Founder. Nisala Villa Kandy.

Mrs. N.G. Wasantha Premarathne

Directress of multiple companies in Sri Lanka.

- Executive Director. Aarunya Nature Resorts & Spas (Pvt) Ltd.

- Director. Wijaya Group (Pvt) Ltd. & CIB Shopping Centres (Pvt) Ltd.

- Director. Claire's Closet (Pvt) Ltd.

Mr. V.K. Jayawardane

With over 28 years of experience in Operations and Human Resource Management across highly diverse business sectors in Sri Lanka. His expertise includes work for apparel giants such as MAS Holdings, LEL Group (Currently under Brandix) & ORIT Apparel & Trading. He also headed HR at Richard Pieris Group (ARPICO) with a workforce of over 38,000.

- Non-Executive Director. Aarunya Nature Resorts & Spas (Pvt) Ltd.

- Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director. Orayan Human Capital. 

- Management Consultant, Business & Organizational Development. Wijaya Group (Pvt) Ltd.

- Management Trainer. Overseas Reality, Linea Intimo (MAS Holdings), Trelleborg Lanka, T&FG, Sumathi Group, and Imperial Lanka.

Dr. Mallika Rankothge (BSc, PhD Chemistry - UNSW)

Directress of multiple companies based in Sri Lanka and Sydney, Australia.

- Non-Executive Director. Aarunya Nature Resorts & Spas (Pvt) Ltd.

- Director. Sarees n Things.

- Independent Associate. Usana Health Sciences in Sydney, Australia.

- Director. Vidusetha Higher Education Foundation in Sri Lanka. 

Resort Policies

Aarunya Experience:

Aarunya attracts travelers seeking restful holidays in a tranquil setting with maximum privacy. We recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights to experience Aarunya.

Children & Extra Guests:

- The mountain top setting and open architecture does not provide safety for children. Taking into consideration the peace and relaxation of other guests, the resort concept, and safety for children, we are compelled to discourage children below 12 years of age.

- We do ask parents to be mindful of their children especially in public areas in order for us to ensure the comfort and respect of all our valued guests.

‐ Ages 00 to 04 - Free of Charge if sharing existing bedding with parents, or on a baby cot.
‐ Ages 04 to 12 - Will be charged 50% on the meal rate and if an extra bed is requested, an additional charge of USD 30 per night will be levied for the bed.

- Above 12 years old will be considered as an adult.

Check In / Out:

- Check-In time from 01:00PM to 12:00AM.

- Check-Out time from 12:00AM to 12:00PM.

- In-room check in and check out on prior request.

Special requests:
- At the time of making the booking, guests are requested to inform the reservations team of any special dietary requirements, allergies and special occasions that would be celebration during the stay.

Transport / Tours & Excursions:

- Transport to the hotel is possible by bus, or private car on land, using Sri Lanka Railways from Colombo or by daily flights on light Amphibious Aircraft.
- Pick up and drop off transfers to and from Bandaranaike International Airport can be arranged with prior notification.
- Transfers from the hotel to any destination in the country, as well as pick up from any location, is accommodated with ease and a little bit of notice.

- We also have a number of excellent tours and excursions on offer. Please enquire for further details.

Anti-Discrimination & Anti-Harassment Policy:

Aarunya is committed to promoting usual employment opportunities and a workplace that is free of all forms of discrimination and harassment. Equal opportunity means that all staff experience fairness, impartiality, and equal access to all career initiatives in the hotel. Commitment to equal opportunity promotes an inclusive work environment that values and accepts the diverse racial, cultural, religious, and social backgrounds of its staff, and this extends to our suppliers, consultants, and even guests. Anti-Discrimination (Act No 45 of 1971) & Anti-Harassment (Act No 22 of 1995) Policy is underpinned by a set of values and key guiding principles in the building of a community for all staff in the hotel environment. 


Environmental & Green Policy:

We at Aarunya Nature Resort are not just a hospitality service provider but a team of dedicated individuals who have a passion for contributing positively to our mother earth and to protect it for our future generations. We always strive to remove and mitigate negative impacts created due to our operations, and positively participate in developing environmentally friendly practices within and outside our premises.

We are dedicated to create awareness among our staff, guests and visitors while meeting statutory, regulatory, and other requirements all the time and continually improve our environmental practices. We consider the wider global impact of all our activities including those of our suppliers, customers and other stakeholders. We continuously invest in green initiatives that enhance and protect the health and well-being of the environment, including flora, fauna and humans.

To educate, train and motivate employees to carry out tasks in an environmentally responsible manner and ensure that a continuous professional development strategy is implemented, is core to our business goals. 


Energy, Water, & Waste Policy:

Energy and water are key resources in our day to day activities. Globally energy production has significant impacts on the environment, and can contribute to global warming and climate change. Water scarcity and access are key issues and water sources need to be secured and protected. Waste needs to be managed effectively, especially to avoid damaging the environment including water sources.

We at Aarunya Nature Resort believe energy and water conservation is a key to survival of our future generations. Hence we take all precautionary measures to ensure energy and water is used effectively and efficiently in our day to day activities.

 

We always believe our future depends on focusing more on renewable energy than non-renewable energy, and actively invest in technology and practices focused on renewable energy and energy conservation. Due to our location in terms of water and electrical infrastructure, we seek to maximize use of renewable, local water and energy sources, and protect the health and access to these sources. Waste is also a critical consideration and we always seek to reduce, reuse, and recycle. At all times we seek to reduce the use of plastics.

We also take every measure to make our staff, guests, visitors and stakeholders understand the importance of energy, water and waste in our operational set up while attempting to provide the highest standards in comfort and service.


Child Labor Policy:

We maintain a policy that all the candidates who are recruited should submit age verification documents such as birth certificate and National Identity Card. In the instance if the candidate is unable to provide the above two mentioned documents, photo copy of passport and or drivers license can be accepted.

 

It is strictly adhered that no candidate would be hired unless he/she has reached the stipulated age and by chance if an employee has produced incorrect age verification documents we will ensure that he/she would be sent through a medical check-up and the result of the medical, management would be the deciding factor whether to continue employment with the company. 


Guest Services Policy:

In operation since June 2018, our special purpose is to provide guests with a truly bespoke hospitality experience that surpasses the expectations of the most discerning traveler.

We believe that our professional and attentive staff, always available to assist our guests is our greatest asset.

We are committed to providing immediate and efficient assistance and to meeting your requirements in a helpful and courteous manner, both before and during your stay.

Quality and Transparency are the values that guide our choices. Quality of standards, of products, and of relations with our guests; transparency of our online offers and policies, always clear and authentic.

Listening is the best tool to continuously improve ourselves and satisfy our guests’ needs.


Guest comments and feedback are listened to carefully, in order to understand what needs to improve, and then take appropriate action.

Our ultimate goal is to create the experience of a lifetime.
Every guest is special to us…that’s why our mission is to fill your stay at Aarunya Nature Resort & Spa with unforgettable memories, achieved through truly anticipatory and world class service.

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