From The Press

ONYX Hospitality Group has unveiled its second OZO property in the popular leisure destination of Kandy. OZO Kandy is located just minutes from the town centre and offers uninterrupted vistas of Kandy Lake and the surrounding hills, including Knuckle Mountain. The last international hotel brand to enter Kandy was in 1981 and since then the market has been dominated by local operators. ONYX, alongside joint venture partners Sino Lanka Hotels Holdings and The Kandy Hotels Co. identified Kandy as a potential destination to develop a midmarket property and the end result is OZO Kandy. Offering 122 cosy guest rooms, each smartly designed to keep travellers well connected including free Wi-Fi and a multimedia connectivity panel for gadgets, OZO Kandy offers visitors everything they could wish for after a full day of exploration. OZO’s sleep promise ensures feather soft pillows, signature beds, blackout curtains and even a sheep counting screen saver on the IPTV to help bring on the zzzzs.

When morning arrives, OZO makes sure guests have everything they need to kick start their day. In addition to connecting guests to their lives back home, OZO also aims to connect guests to the locale. Friendly staff, known as vocal locals, are on hand to provide insider tips on what to see and do nearby. And if that’s not enough, information is readily available on the in room IPTVs and at the guest lectern located by the Spot giving itinerary suggestions tailored to length of stay, whether it be 24, 48 or 72 hours plus. Free time at the hotel can be spent working out at fitness room, ‘Tone’ or chilling at the rooftop pool, ‘Splash’. After a good night’s sleep, guests can ensure they wake bright with a breakfast ‘boost’ at EAT, OZO’s signature restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner. Each evening, EAT will showcase the best of Sri Lankan and international cuisine with a variety of tempting buffets.

For the best view of the surrounding hills, BOMMU rooftop lounge is ideal for cooling drinks and poolside bites all day long. Guests with early starts or long journeys can make the most of grab and go outlet EAT2GO, which is always on hand for fresh and tasty snacks 24 hours a day. OZO Sri Lanka Area General Manager Alexandre Glauser commented: “We are very excited to welcome our first guests to experience the OZO philosophy of great sleep and good connectivity in this much loved town.

Kandy is a destination with huge potential for local and international visitors, and by adding a quality hotel product like OZO, we hope to be able to introduce a new type of visitor to the destination who will in turn help to boost the local economy. Following the successful launch of OZO Colombo in 2014, the team and I are confident that OZO Kandy will soon become the most sought-after property in the area by both locals and international visitors.” OZO Kandy is now welcoming guests to enjoy a special opening offer with rates starting at $ 85 per night. The offer includes breakfast, an upgrade to the next room category (subject to availability) and early check-in and late check-out. The offer is exclusive of taxes and service charges and is valid until for stays from 1 May-30 June. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit