Heritance Tea Factory

  • Best Green Hotel and Energy Conservation Champion – EU-SWITCH Asia Greening Hotels Awards presented – 2012
  • Finalist in the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award presented by Wild Asia Organization – 2012
  • General Country Side – Sustainable Development in Tourism Award – SKAL International – 2012
  • Large Scale Hotel Sector – Energy Efficiency Awards 2012 presented by Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and Ministry of Power and Energy – 2012
  • Green Apple Environment Award for the Bio Mass Gasifier presented by The Green Organization UK, the Gold Award – 2012
  • PATA Grand Awards for Heritage and Culture presented by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) the Grand Award – 2012
  • First Sri Lankan hotel to win a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award in its 2012 awards.
  • Grand Award in the Heritage and Culture category at the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Awards 2012
  • Silver Award in the Medium Scale Hotel category – National Green Awards 2011
  • Silver Flame Award in the Large Scale Hotel Sector category at the Sri Lanka Energy Efficiency Awards 2011.
  • Awarded the Best 4-Star Resort in the island for the second year in a row at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2010 (which concluded in May 2011)
  • Awarded the Silver Flame at the Energy Efficiency Awards 2011
  • Received the International Gold Award for Architectural Heritage at the International Green Apple Awards Ceremony 2011 conducted at the University of Westminster, London.
  • Asia Pasific Property Awards for Best Construction & Design (Over 50 Rooms) at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010
  • Star Awards – Best Performing Entrepreneurs (Medium Scale) 2010, by the Department of Industries and Enterprise Promotion ,Central Province
  • 5S Productivity Award Best Performing Entrepreneurs – Service Sector 2010, by the Department of Industries and Enterprise Promotion, Central Province (CP)
  • Excellence Award-Material Efficiency 2010, Awarded by the National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Excellence Award-Water Efficiency 2010, Awarded by the National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Excellence Award- Energy Efficiency 2010, Awarded by the National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Silver Award-National Cleaner Production- Service Sector 2010, Awarded by the National Cleaner Production Centre
  • Awarded Best Hotel, Construction and Design – Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010 in association with Bloomberg Television
  • Runners up at Star Awards 2009 – Best Performing Entrepreneurs (Medium Scale – Service Sector – Central Province)
  • Best Four Star Resort – Presidential Awards for Travel & Tourism 2008
  • Top Five Factory Hotels in the World – The Independent (UK) – 2007
  • 100 Best Places to Stay in the World – Sunday Times (UK) 2007
  • Green Globe 21 Benchmarked 2006
  • Heritage Merit Award for the impressive conversion of a dilapidated tea factory into a luxury hotel complex – UNESCO Asia Pacific 2001
  • Successfully restoring an abandoned building whilst maintaining its original facade 2000 – Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (London)
  • Most Innovative Product – Travel and Tourism Fair (Ahmadabad) 1998
  • South Asian Architecture Award for converting an abandoned tea factory into a unique theme hotel 1996
  • ISO 22000/ HACCP: 2005 Certification sustained
  • ISO 14001:2004 Certification sustained
  • ISO 22000:2005
  • Greening SL Hotels Certificate – Ministry of Tourism, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority & Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources
  • Responsible Hotels of the World member Certification by Responsible Travel. Com
  • EarthCheck – Certified (Silver)
  • EarthCheck – Benchmarked (Bronze)
  • Heritance Tea Factory received the International Gold Award for Architectural Heritage at the International Green Apple Awards ceremony held at the University of Westminster in London
  • Presented a Green Hero Awards by The Green Organisation at their 18th annual international awards ceremony at an awards ceremony held at the House of Commons in recognition of the environmental projects at Heritance Tea Factory.
  • Green Hero Awards for Environmental Projects (The Green Organization UK)
  • Gold Award – Green Apple Environment Award – Architectural Heritage in the International Private Sector category (The Green Organization UK)
  • Winner in the Hospitality Sector at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) – Silver Award in the Medium Scale Hotel category.
  • Responsible Hotels of the World member certification by Responsible Travel.Com
  • First organic certification in Sri Lanka by the Sri Lanka Standards Institute for the cultivation and processing of tea