The London-based The Independent recently released its review of the top factory hotels in the world with Sri Lanka’s first theme hotel, The Tea Factory, being selected as one of them. The other four hotels are in Spain, Greece, Italy and Australia. The acknowledge comes soon after the Tea Factory was recognized by the UK Sunday Times in their September 2007 issue of ‘Travel’ as one of the Top 100 Places to Stay in the world. The tea Factory is probably one of Sri Lanka’s most awarded resorts: it received the South Asian Architecture Award in 1995, and was conferred the RCIS award by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, London in October 2000 for successfully restoring an abandoned building while maintaining its original façade.
2007 – Ace Magazine Issue 4