Globally-experienced Ranjith joins Jetwing Hotels as Group GM

Friday, 02 November 2012 From Issue Vol. XX No. 44

Sri Lanka’s largest family owned leisure company, Jetwing Hotels, has announced the appointment of veteran hotelier Ranjith Chandrasiri as their Group General Manger.

Ranjith’s resume reads as a study of varied experience and knowledge, with over 30 years in the field. Having managed flagship luxury properties in Europe, Asia and Australia, Ranjith’s exposure on all aspects of hotel operations is enormous - from Food & Beverage, Human Resources and Training, and a specialized knowledge in Wine.

Ranjith Chandrasiri Ranjith Chandrasiri

A few of the organizations Ranjith has been a part of include the InterContinental Hotels Group, Royal Cliff Hotels Group, the President/Founder of Asia’s leading wine club - deVine Wine Club, the Regional President of Chaîne des Rôtisseurs for over 10 years, as well as Villa Heritage Hotels as President/CEO.

“Joining the finest hospitality company in Sri Lanka, Jetwing Hotels, is something I look upon as an opportunity. I certainly believe that with my track record and international exposure, I can help Jetwing to expand not only their offering, but to take their already renowned product to higher levels,” said Chandrasiri.

Speaking on his appointment, Hiran Cooray - Chairman of Jetwing said, “When you look at a person such as Ranjith, who has travelled the world and been a part of the world’s best known leisure brands, there is quite a lot to be learnt. The way forward for Jetwing is to break through internationally, to further continue promoting the concept of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality. We wish Ranjith the best of luck, and God’s blessings, and we welcome him to our family with open arms.”

Family owned and in the tourism industry for the past 39 years, Jetwing Hotels has surpassed expectation at every aspect. Building on their foundation of being passionate, as well as the experience of true, traditional Sri Lankan hospitality, constantly pioneering discoveries captures the essence of the brand. Such a strong statement and direction have enabled Jetwing Hotels to imagine, create and manage marvels and masterpieces, where distinctive design and elegant comfort complement each other and the environment. Considered a priority, sustainable and responsible practice is implemented through the award winning Jetwing Eternal Earth Programme; with energy efficiency, community upliftment, and education of earth saving measures to schoolchildren being a few tenets of the Programme.

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