Mr. John Bendtsen has been appointed as general
manager of Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa in Sri Lanka.
John is Australian and has 21 years of
international hospitality industry experience gained from working
in Oceanic and Asia, including several general management and
regional management roles at leading resorts and hotels around
He has worked at Oakwood Residence Thonglor in
Bangkok, Thailand, and then he joined Centara Hotels & Resorts at
Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa Maldives in the position of
general manager in 2010, a position he held for two years.
Prior to being appointed as general
manager of Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka, John was
general manager of Centara Hotels & Resorts in Mauritius.
Centara Ceysands Resort & Spa Sri Lanka is located on the
Bentota Peninsula, at the southwest of the island, with the
Bentota River on one side and the Indian Ocean on the other.
The resortís arrival lounge is situated at Aluthgama,
on the inland side of the river, with guests travelling across the
water by barge, a journey that takes two minutes.
The resort has 165 rooms and suites, including family residences,
with all the accommodations featuring views across the river, or
across the beach and the ocean.
facilities include Cafť Bem, serving Sri Lankan and international
cuisines along with buffets; 360 Seafood, which specialises in
locally sourced seafood; and Ceylon Club, a lounge and bar serving
a full range of snacks and beverages all day.
In addition to Spa
Cenvaree, which offers traditional Sri Lankan, Indian and Thai treatments, there is a fitness centre, an oceanfront swimming pool with
jacuzzi and a childrenís
pool, a water sports centre, and a Kidsí Club with separate zones
for the youngsters and the teens.
versatile events space can accommodate a wide-ranging number of
functions including meetings, incentives groups, weddings and
outdoor receptions, all supported by state of the art audiovisual
equipment and the facilities available at the business centre.
The resort is just a few minutes from Aluthgama
railway station. Colombo is reached in less than two hours by road
and Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport is 100 kilometres
away from the resort.
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