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12 Aug 2020


The Calm Resort & Spa in Passikudah, the serene 70-roomed beachfront property of Browns Hotels & Resorts, has been recognised under the Tripadvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards for hotels in 2020. The Calm received the Travellers’ Choice Award from Tripadvisor for consistently earning great reviews from its discerning guests. The award winners represent travelers’ top favorite properties in various destinations — 10% of hospitality partners in the world. In 2019, The Calm Resort & Spa was honored with the coveted Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor. 

The Calm nestled in the East coast of Sri Lanka is just a walk away from the breathtaking Passikudah beach, which is renowned for its shallow coastlines and mesmerizing blue waters. The resort is elegantly designed with tastefully appointed rooms and suites with vast open spaces to unwind. Equipped with a restaurant, bar and a swimming pool, the resort is ideal for a relaxing holiday and is the best escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. In addition to the resort’s wide range of contemporary amenities and heartwarming Sri Lankan hospitality, travelers can explore a wide array of experiences such as jet skiing, kayaking, stand up paddling, sailing, and snorkelling. Guests can also take a scenic tour over Batticaloa with Cinnamon Air and head out to the deeper waters of the Indian Ocean in search of the famed Hermes shipwreck.

Commenting on the achievement, Susantha Bandara, General Manager, The Calm Resort & Spa said, “The hallmarks of Travellers’ Choice Awards are remarkable service, quality, and value. Being recognised with a global award helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. Hence, we are delighted about this global recognition received by The Calm. This accomplishment is a testament to our commitment towards service excellence.”

 “Winners of the 2020 Travellers’ Choice Awards should be proud of this distinguished recognition,” said Kanika Soni, Chief Commercial Officer at Tripadvisor. “Although it’s been a challenging year for the travel and hospitality sector, we want to celebrate our partners' achievements. Award winners are beloved for their exceptional service and quality. Not only are these winners well-deserving, they are also a great source of inspiration for travellers as the world begins to venture out again.”

Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel platform, helps 463 million travelers each month to make every trip their best trip. Travellers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to browse more than 860 million reviews and opinions of 8.7 million accommodations, restaurants, experiences, airlines, and cruises. The site operates in 49 markets worldwide and is available in 28 different languages.

Browns Hotels & Resorts is a subsidiary of the prestigious Browns Group; one of Sri Lanka’s largest diversified conglomerates which manages a fast-growing and valuable portfolio of brands across several key industry sectors, such as power generation; home and office solutions; agriculture and plantation support services; pharmaceuticals; investments; marine; manufacturing and leisure.
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