Archive for August, 2014

MLH Welcomes the Harley Signature Riders

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Mount Lavinia Hotel clinch Two Gold Awards at competition

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Mount Lavinia Hotel, Sri Lanka’s most celebrated colonial mansion with a history spanning over 200 years was the recent recipient of multiple awards from the prestigious national 2014 Competition.

The Mount Lavinia Hotel site ( was adjudged the ‘ 2014 Overall Gold Winner’ and also received the Gold award for the ‘Best Travel and Tourism Website’.

“We are honoured to be recognized once again by the Competition.” said Chinthaka Daluwatte – Director Sales and Marketing, commenting on this achievement. “Mount Lavinia Hotel continues to win awards because of our commitment towards embracing overall customer experience, which goes beyond website design. The website provides the perfect window fronting our digital marketing and social media engagement services. Our social customer care is a hallmark of the online reputation we continue to build upon.”

“Winning the Overall Best Website at the 2014 competition affirms Mount Lavinia Hotel as one of the leading hospitality partners in the country.” he added.

This year’s Awards contributed to the Hotel’s continued winning spree in the Competition. Previously, Mount Lavinia Hotel secured Gold for Overall Best Web in 2012 and also Gold for Best Corporate Website. In 2010 the Hotel received the Gold award for Best Web and the Best Tourism Website of the Year.

Conducted by LK Domain Registry, an independent non-profit organization helping to promote unique Sri Lankan identity online, the competition is now an annual calendar event to choose the finest Sri Lanka websites.

Judging the competition was an imminent Panel, comprising experts with broad web proficiency capable of discerning innovative and extraordinary creative brilliance in website design. Criteria including aspects of design, technology, content and quality of interaction were evaluated.

Website traffic and public voting for their favourite websites attracted interest in this novel Competition as the online community too participated. positively provides a unique platform and rewards individuals and organisations responsible for developing some of the most effective and best websites in Sri Lanka.

Mount Lavinia Hotel featured in Amazing Race All-Stars (2014) Season

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Mount Lavinia Hotel once the residence to four British Governor’s, the country’s iconic colonial heritage hotel joined forces with the Emmy award-winning reality competition series ‘The Amazing Race’ during its recent race stop in Sri Lanka.

The Amazing Race: All-Stars (2014) which is the twenty-fourth installment of the reality television series, the Amazing Race witnessed contestants from previous seasons participating in this famous race around the world.

A total of 11 teams travelled an impressive 4 Continents, 9 Countries, 22 Cities and 35,000 miles. Beginning with the First Leg in the United States, Legs 5 and 6 were held in Sri Lanka with the Pit-stop (finish line) for Leg 6 being the breathtaking beachfront of the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Race contestants Leo & Jamal, Cousins and participants of Season 23, won a trip for two to Berlin, Germany for being placed first in this leg of the race.

Located in the coastal town of Mount Lavinia, enfolding a legacy of 200 years, the Mount Lavinia Hotel offers world class service encapsulating Sri Lanka’s golden colonial heritage. The Hotel allows direct access to the beach meeting the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean and provides the perfect location for the Amazing Race contestants to step into one of the world’s most exotic gathering places.

“During our legacy of over 200 years, The Mount Lavinia Hotel continues to uphold its innovative approach in engaging customers. Through the Amazing Race, with its unique format of participants racing across the world and this series provides us a unique opportunity to showcase our breathtaking location, stylish, contemporary and upbeat energy of our service and genuine hospitality. We believe viewers and fans of this series world over will also be keen to experience the distinctive choices at Mount Lavinia Hotel,” said Ms. Dulani Rupasinghe, P.A to Chairman/ Manager Social Media at Mount Lavinia Hotel.

Birds eye view of the Governor's mansion