The Indola Estates Ltd was founded by Allan Paranavitana in 1927 and incorporated in 1951. It grew to include interests in tea, rubber, and coconut. Today, Allan Paranavitana’s grandson Ajit Wijesinghe along with Australian businessman Paul Dwyer, are the directors of the Indola Group Pvt Ltd, (Indola Group) a Board Of Investment approved company in Sri Lanka. The Indola Group own 12 acres of freehold beachfront land in Balapitiya. This is one of the largest privately owned beachfront holdings on the southern coast of Sri Lanka.
Dusit International was founded in 1948 and has over 29 hotels & resorts in 18 countries including the Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. 22 projects are planned for construction in the near future and 40 more projects are confirmed in the pipeline. Today the company is a leader in hotel management and hospitality education and comprises a unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts operating under four brands: Dusit Thani, dusitD2, Dusit Princess and Dusit Devarana. ASAI Hotels, an affordable lifestyle brand aimed at millennial-minded travellers, is set to open its first property early next year.
Founded in 1982, China State Construction Engineering Corporation (hereinafter “China State Construction”) is now a global investment and construction group, which has seven listed companies and over 100 secondary holding subsidiaries and is considered as the largest engineering contractor in the world.
As operating revenue has been increasing by tenfold every twelve years on average, China State Construction saw its new contract value hit RMB2.63 trillion (390 billion USD) in 2018, and ranked 23rd in Fortune Global 500 & 44th in Brand Finance Global 500 in 2018. China State Construction was rated ‘A’ by S&P, Moody’s and Fitch in 2018, the highest credit rating in the global construction industry.
China State Construction has been doing business in over 100 countries and regions in the world, covering investment and development, construction engineering, as well as survey and design. In China, China State Construction has built over 90% of the skyscrapers over 300m, three-quarters of key airports, three-quarters of satellite launch bases, one-third of urban utility tunnels and half of the nuclear power plants, and one out of every 25 Chinese lives in a house built by China State Construction.
China State Construction is currently working on several projects in Sri Lanka, including TRI-ZEN, Capitol Heights, AVIC Astoria and the ODEL Mall.
In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach, the first and original luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film, and art into one. Today, as Nikki Beach marks 20 years, the brand has grown into a global, multifaceted luxury hospitality company with 14 beach clubs, 4 hotels and resorts, a lifestyle division (including fashion boutiques and a magazine), special events and Nikki Cares, a 501c3 non-profit charity.
Design Team 3
Design Team 3 Pte Ltd – Singapore, is one of Singapore’s leading Design Practices in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design & Project Management, with presence in the UAE, India, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Australia and Seychelles. Design Team 3 have been at the forefront of innovative and pioneering design in Asia for master plans, sports building, IT parks & offices, residential, hotel & tourism, airports, interiors, infrastructure, malls & retail.
Founded in 1995 by Isabelle Miaja, the MIAJA Design Group has grown into a strong outfit headquartered in Singapore. MIAJA’s design ethos is that each and every project should be innovative with its own unique style and personality. MIAJA provides a “unique and distinctive” design approach to each of its projects, including the newly completed OZEN by Atmosphere Maldives, the Desert Palm Dubai and the So Sofitel in Singapore, for which MIAJA has gained international recognition. MIAJA is currently working on the interior designing of Dusit Thani Sri Lanka, Balapitiya.
RUYA is an award-winning real estate and hospitality agency headquartered in Dubai. With global reach and local insight, RUYA has developed the reputation for its distinctive story- telling approach. Their clientele include international developers & operators like Emaar, DLF, Five Palm Jumeirah, Meraas, Marriott, Four Seasons, Piramal among others.