Named among Asia's Top 5 Sustainable Spas
Luxury Insider, Asia's leading luxury online magazine announced that the Six Senses Spa at Heritance Kandalama is among the top-5 sustainable spas in Asia.
Heritance Kandalama has been celebrated for its green philosophy and is widely recognized as the five-star resort that put eco tourism on the map in Sri Lanka. "We are committed towards sustaining and further developing our environmental programmes implemented and we are delighted to be recognised for our efforts" said B.H.R Sariffo'deen, Assistant Vice President, Aitken Spence Hotels.
The Six Senses Spa situated on a rock overlooking the world famous Sigiriya Rock Fortress belongs to a chain of twenty-four award winning, world renowned spas. The philosophy of Six Senses is based on balancing a pyramid of the five senses; sight, sound and touch are the base of the pyramid; taste and small form the center; the apex symbolises the unique sensory experience of the Six Senses Spa.
The hotel has a comprehensive energy conservation policy with power cut-off switches, energy efficient lighting (CFL bulbs), photo active garden lights and a Gassification plant which uses biomass in the form of Grilicedia wood which is a renewable source compared with the previous boiler . The hotel has a comprehensive water conservation policy where no surface water is utilized; water is obtained from 150-200 foot deep tube wells and a maze of gutters that collect rainwater.
Operating under the Heritance Hotels & Resorts brand, the flagship Heritance Kandalama is the world's first hotel to obtain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Observer of UK named it as one of the "Icons of Modern Hotel Design" and Travel + Leisure calls it one of the leading green hotels of the world. In keeping with the company's commitment toward the environment, 'Greening the Chain' is the objective of Aitken Spence Hotels.