23 March 2011

Marriott & Hyatt Inspect Land in Sri Lanka’s Sports City in Hambantota Planned for 2018 Commonwealth Games Hosting Bid

23rd March 2011, www.bloomberg.com, By Anusha Ondaatjie and Asantha Sirimanne

Marriott International Inc., the biggest U.S. hotelier, and Hyatt Hotels Corp. (H) inspected land in Sri Lanka’s southern district of Hambantota to build 200-room hotels each, Nalaka Godahewa, chairman of the Tourism Development Authority said today.

Sri Lanka has included these two properties in a “sports city” plan as part of its bid to host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Godahewa said in a telephone interview.

To contact the reporter on this story: Anusha Ondaatjie in Colombo at anushao@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Hari Govind at hgovind@bloomberg.net

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