Heritance Hotels unveils ‘Trails of Bawa’ tour preserving SL cultural heritage.
By: Staff Writer
February 05, Colombo (LNW): Heritance Hotels and Resorts, the premier flagship brand of Aitken Spence Hotels, has unveiled the ‘Trails of Bawa’ tour during the Galle Literary Festival held recently.
This captivating journey was unveiled at the session titled ‘Preserving and re-narrating modern Sri Lankan cultural histories’, featuring the insights of Channa Daswatte, Sunela Jayewardene, and Johann Peiris, proudly sponsored by Heritance Hotels and Resorts.
The tour, Trails of Bawa, is an architectural odyssey through some of Sri Lanka’s iconic spaces designed by Deshamanya Geoffrey Bawa, capturing the essence of Modern Tropicalism.
It is a curated experience that immerses guests in the architectural brilliance of the Father of Modern Tropicalism in Sri Lanka.
Spanning over four nights and five days, this journey would allow guests to explore five iconic spaces: Heritance Kandalama, Heritance Ayurveda,
Heritance Ahungalla, Lunuganga Garden and No. 11, Colombo, the Geoffrey Bawa residence. Each stop during the trail is a testament to his genius, artfully showcasing elements of modern tropicalism and the innovative use of open spaces, natural light, and local materials, creating an ambiance that embodies the essence of Modern Tropicalism.
Aitken Spence Plc Jt. Deputy Chairperson and Jt. Managing Director Stasshani Jayawardena said: “Deshamanya Geoffrey Bawa’s influence on architecture is immeasurable and we are delighted to present the ‘Trails of Bawa’ as a tribute to his architectural brilliance.
The Trails of Bawa is more than just an ordinary tour, it’s a curated experience to witness the texture, breathe in the scents, and hear the whispers of nature that inspired one of the most celebrated architects of the 21st century to create his timeless masterpieces.
Heritance Hotels and Resorts proudly stands as the custodian of the largest portfolio of Bawa designed hotels in Sri Lanka, namely Heritance Kandalama, Heritance Ahungalla and Heritance Ayurveda and it is our duty to honour and perpetuate his legacy through such endeavours.”
The Trails of Bawa is a journey that promises to leave a lasting impression on all those who partake in its captivating experience, providing a transformative exploration of design, art, and nature.