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Aitken Spence Hotels Signs Fifth Hotel in the Middle East

Aitken Spence Hotels has signed an agreement with Desert Nights LLC to manage its luxury property Desert Nights Camp in Oman, making it the fifth property in the Middle East to be managed by Aitken Spence.

Desert Nights Camp is located two hours away from the City of Muscat on the dazzling sands of Al Wasil in the Sharqiya region. “The luxury desert camp with 32 tent units will provide our guests with five star facilities and services unimaginable in the desert” said Mr D Prithiviraj, Chief Executive Officer of Aitken Spence Hotels in Oman.

Aitken Spence, which was the first Sri Lankan hotel company to enter the Maldives (1993) and India (2007), broke new ground once again when it entered the Middle East earlier this year. Al Falaj and Ruwi Hotel in Muscat, Al Wadi in Sohar and Sur Plaza in Sur were the first hotels in the Middle East to be managed by Aitken Spence. With the addition of Desert Nights Camp, Aitken Spence will be managing a total of 450 rooms in Oman.

“Aitken Spence is looking forward to managing Desert Nights Camp and strengthening its presence in the region. We envision Desert Nights Camp to be one of the most sought after properties in the Middle East” stated Mr Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director of Aitken Spence Hotels.

Aitken Spence is the leading resort operator in Sri Lanka with ten properties, while being the 4th largest in the Maldives with eight resorts under the Adaaran brand. Aitken Spence Hotels manages a portfolio of 27 hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka, Maldives, India and Oman. The company’s expertise in hotel design, building and management is complimented by its dedication and commitment to excellence. Located in some of the key tourist locations, each of the properties cater to a diverse client base. Aitken Spence has recently ventured into India where four hotels are operating under management contracts with six more properties to be operational in the near future.

The company’s premier resorts operate under the brand Heritance and has recently launched its first Heritance property in India with the opening of Heritance Madurai. The hotel, which comprises of 81 rooms including 35 villas, is the latest edition to the Heritance Hotels & Resorts portfolio which currently includes Heritance Ahungalla and Heritance Kandalama.