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With numerous international awards for high quality cuisine, service excellence, building conservation and environmental care being awarded, our hotels have been recognized as being among the top hotels in Sri Lanka.With over three decades in the hotels industry, our expertise in hotel design, building and management is complemented by our dedication and commitment to excellence in everything we offer. We are proud to be one of the most awarded hotels in Sri Lanka.

HERITANCE KANDALAMA

AWARDS AWARDING AUTHORITY YEAR RESULT
Green Globe21 Commitments to Environmental Improvement Award Green Globe Asia Pacific 1994 Awarded
Green Globe21 Commendation Award Green Globe Asia Pacific 1996 Commendation Award
Green Globe21 Green Globe Asia Pacific 1997 Commendation Award
Green Globe21 Commendation Award Green Globe Asia Pacific 1998 Commendation Award
Good food award – Two rosettes SAGA 1997
Environmental Award Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science  1997
 Culinary Excellence Chef Guild of Sri Lanka 1997  Gold
Good food award – Two rosettes SAGA 1998
Good food award – Three rosettes  SAGA 1999
Good food award – Two rosettes SAGA 2000
Green Leaf – environmental education PATA 2000 Gold
Best Green Tourism Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA) 2000 Front Runner Award 
Thomson Award Thomson travel Agent 2000 Gold
LEED Award (Green Building) 2000 Bronze 
Award for paper submitted to the UN commission on Sustainable Development World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTL) 2000
Ultimate Service Award CNN 2001
One of the top 15 Green Hotels in the World  Recognized by the US based "Leisure Travel” magazine 2001
Travel and tourism Exchange Award  Indian National Trust of Art  2001
Green Planet Award  Kuoni 2003
Good food award – Two rosettes    SAGA 2004
The President’s Environmental Award  The Central Environmental Authority  2004
Group 5S Competition Aitken Spence Group  2004
Good food award – Three rosettes   SAGA 2005
Green Planet Award Kuoni 2005/2006
Community Leader Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) 2005 Gold
Bird Friendly Resort Award  Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka 2005
2 Star Award  Ministry of Industries – Central Province 2006
Super Brands Award  Sri Lanka Super Brand Council  2006/2008
HOTEL CLUB Hotel Award Best Hotels and Resorts in Asia 2007
Award for Special Projects on CSR  Infrastructure The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 2007 Winners
3 Star Award – Large Services Central Province (IDB) 2007 Gold
Presidential Award for Travel & Tourism – 5 Star Resort Ministry of Tourism 2007
National HRM Award Chartered Institute of Human Resource 2007 Silver
National Cleaner Production National Cleaner Production Centre 2008 Bronze 
National Cleaner Production Award For Energy Efficiency National Cleaner Production Centre 2008 Merit Award  
Presidential Award for Travel & Tourism – 5 Star Resort  Ministry of Tourism 2008
Best Cooperate Citizen Awards – Environment  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 2008
National Productivity Award – Central Province National Productivity Secretariat 2009 Silver
National Productivity Award National Productivity Secretariat 2009 Bronze
National Cleaner Production  National Cleaner Production Centre 2009 Gold 
National Cleaner Production – Energy Efficiency National Cleaner Production Centre 2009 Excellence
National Cleaner Production – Water Efficiency National Cleaner Production Centre 2009 Excellence
National Cleaner Production – Material Efficiency National Cleaner Production Centre 2009 Excellence
Group 5S Competition – Best Cost saving Practice Aitken Spence Group  5S 2010 Special Commendation
Group 5S Competition – Most Innovation 5S practice Aitken Spence Group 2010 2nd Runner Up
Green Sri Lanka (Environmental Conservation Optimising Energy efficiency and natural resources) RTP/TEM/SLSEA 2009
Presidential Award for Travel & Tourism – 5 Star Resort Ministry of Tourism 2009 Gold Award
Presidential Award for Travel & Tourism – 5 Star Resort – Hall of Fame Ministry of Tourism 2009
National HRM Award 2009 Chartered Institute of Human Resource 2009 Hall of Fame
National Productivity Award – Central Province National Productivity Secretariat 2009 Silver
Conde Nast World Saver Award 2010 for Environmental and Cultural preservation 2010 Gold Awards
National Cleaner Production Award – Energy Efficiency Vedulka SLEMA 2010
Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Responsible Toursim Asia Pasific 2010 Best hotel
Award for Energy Efficiency   North Central Province 2010 Excellence
Best Coroperate Citizen Awards – Special Projects – Environment  The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 2010
Tourism Award for Best Host Hotel – Eco Tourism Ministry of Tourism 2010 (Awared in 2011)
Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authoraty Award Vedulka SLEMA 2010 Silver
Special Project CSR For Environment The Ceylon Chamber of Commence 2010 Merit Award  
Green Apple Environment Award – Built Environment in the International
Private Sector category The Green Organization UK 2011 Gold Award
Most Outstanding Regional Team (Cultural Triangle) – Culinary Art 2011 Chefs Guild of SL 2011
SL Energy Efficiency Awards 2011 – Large Scale – Hotel Sector SL Sustainable Energy Authority 2011 Gold Flame Award
Green Hero Awards for Enviornmental Projects The Green Organization UK 2011
Tourims Award for Best Green Practices in Accomodation Ministry of Tourism 2011
Tourims Award for Best Practices in Green Architecture Ministry of Tourism 2011
Trip Advisor Execellence Award Trip Advisor 2012
Finalist in the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Wild Asia Organization 2012 Finalist
National Productivity Award National Productivity Secretariat 2012 "A" Level
Conde Nast World Saver Award – Large resorts doing it all category Conde Nast Travller 2013 Winner
Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award – Resource efficiency category Responsible Toursim Asia Pasific 2013 Finalist
Most Outstanding Culinary Team – Culinary Art 2013 Chef Guild of Sri Lanka 2013 1st runner up
Sustainable Development in Tourism Awards – Diversey Special Recognition Award Skål International 2013 Winner

HERITANCE AHUNGALLA

AWARDS AWARDING AUTHORITY YEAR RESULT
Group 5S Competition  Aitken Spence Group 2003/2004 Championship Award
Best Thomas Cook Property Thomas Cook  2003 Partners in Excellence Award
Group 5S Competition  Aitken Spence Group 2007 1st Runner up 
Green Planet Award 2007
National Cleaner Production  NCPC 2008 Silver 
National Cleaner Production – Energy Efficiency  NCPC 2008 Excellence Award  
National Cleaner Production – Water Efficiency  NCPC 2008 Excellence Award  
National Cleaner Production – Energy Efficiency  NCPC 2009 Bronze 
National Cleaner Production – Water Efficiency  NCPC 2009 Merit Award  
Winner of the highest single medal tally Culinary Art 2010 – Chefs Guild of SL 2010
National Cleaner Production – Service Sector NCPC 2010 Gold
National Cleaner Production – Energy Efficiency  NCPC 2010 Merit Award  
National Cleaner Production – Water Efficiency  NCPC 2010 Excellence Award  
National Cleaner Production – Material Efficiency  2010 Excellence Award  
Tourism Award for Best 5 Star Resort Ministry of Tourism 2010 (Awarded in 2011)
Best Hotel Team – Culinary Art 2011 Chefs Guild of SL 2011
Best Culinary Team – Culinary Art 2011 Chefs Guild of SL 2011
Most Outstanding Regional Team
(Southern Province) – Culinay Art 2011 Chefs Guild of SL 2011
Large Scale Hotel Sector – Energy Efficiency Awards 2011 SL Sustainable Energy Authority 2011 Bronze Flame Award
Trip Advisor Execellence Award Trip Advisor 2012
Large Scale Hotel Sector – Energy Efficiency Awards 2012 Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and  2012 Merit Certificate
National Green Awards 2012 The Central Environmental Authority of Sri Lanka 2012 Gold
Most Outstanding Culinary Team – Culinary Art 2013 Chefs Guild of SL 2013
Best Regional Hotel – Culinary Art 2013 Chefs Guild of SL 2013
Most Outstanding Hotel – Culinary Art 2013 Chefs Guild of SL 2013
Large Scale Hotel Sector – National Energy Efficiency Awards 2013 SL Sustainable Energy Authority 2013 Silver 

HERITANCE TEA FACTORY

AWARDS AWARDING AUTHORITY YEAR RESULT
South Asian Architectural Award   Bangladesh  1996
Most Innovative Product Award   Travel and Tourism Fair – Ahmedabad 1996
Building Conservation Award The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – England 2000
Asia Pacific Heritage  UNESCO 2001 Merit Award
One of the 100 best Places to Stay in the World Sunday Times of UK 2007
Star Awards – Best Performing Entrepreneurs (Medium Scale – 
Service Sector – Central Province) 2009 Runners Up
Asia Pacific Property Awards for best construction & design Asia Pacific Property Awards 2010
(Over 50 rooms)
National Cleaner Production – Service Sector NCPC 2010 Silver
National Cleaner Production – Energy Efficiency  NCPC 2010 Excellence Award  
National Cleaner Production – Water Efficiency  NCPC 2010 Excellence Award  
National Cleaner Production – Material Efficiency  NCPC 2010 Excellence Award  
5S  Productivity Award – Central Provincial Best Performing 
Entrepreneurs – Service Sector  Dept. of Industries and Enterprise Promotion  2010
Star Awards – Best Performing Entrepreneurs (Medium Scale)  Dept. of Industries and Enterprise Promotion  2010
Tourism Award for Best 4 Star Resort Ministry of Tourism 2010
Green Apple Environment Award – Architectural Heritage  in the 
International Private Sector category The Green Organization UK 2011 Gold Award
SL Energy Efficiency Awards 2011 – Large Scale – Hotel Sector SL Sustainable Energy Authority 2011 Silver Flame Award
Green Hero Awards for Enviornmental Projects The Green Organization UK 2011
PATA Grand Awards for Heritage and Culture Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) 2012 Grand Award
Green Apple Environment Award for the Bio Mass Gasifier The Green Organization UK 2012 Gold Award
Trip Advisor Excellence Award Trip Advisor 2012
Large Scale Hotel Sector – Energy Efficiency Awards 2012 Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and  2012 Merit Certificate
General Country Side – Sustainable Development in  SKAL International South Korea 2012
Tourism Award 2012
Finalist in the Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Wild Asia Organization 2012
Best Green Hotel and Energy Conservation Champion – 
EU-SWITCH Asia Greening Hotels Awards  2012 Ceylon Chamber of Commerce 2012

EARLS REGENCY

AWARDS AWARDING AUTHORITY YEAR RESULT
5S Competition Aitken Spence Group 2005 2nd Place
5S Productivity Award – Large Scale Service Sector  Industrial Development Authority (Central Province) 2005 1st Place
Best Entrepreneur through 5S Industrial Development Authority (Central Province) 2005
5S Competition – Tourism  Aitken Spence Group 2006 1st Place
5S Competition – Overall  Aitken Spence Group 2006 1st Place
5S Competition – Overall  Aitken Spence Group  2007 1st Place
5S Competition – Tourism  Aitken Spence Group  2007 1st Place
National Productivity Award National Productivity Secretariat 2007 1st Place
Provincial Productivity Award National Productivity Secretariat 2007
Nagarayata Uyanwathu – Landscaping in Central Province Governor and Provincial Council 2007 1st Place
Achievement of Culinary Art 2007
Best Hotels and Resorts in Asia  Asia Pacific Hotel Club 2007 Finalist
Nagarayata Uyanwathu – Landscaping in Central Province Governor and Provincial Council 2008 1st Place
Star Award – Large Scale Service Sector Dept. of Industrial Development & Enterprise 
Nagarayata Uyanwathu – Landscaping in Central Province Governor and Provincial Council 2009 1st Place
Govenors Throphy for the best Garden in the Central Province Ministry of Agricultura (Central Province) 2009 Governor’s Trophy
Group 5S Competiton – Hotel Sector  Aitken Spence Group 2009 1st Runner – up
Group 5S Competiton – Most innovative 5S Practice  Aitken Spence Group 2009 Commendation 
Group 5S Competiton – Best cost saving practice   Aitken Spence Group 2009 Commendation   
5S Champion Competition – Best Cost Saving Practicee Aitken Spence Group 2010 Commendation
5S Champion Competition – Best Computer 5S  Aitken Spence Group 2010 First Place
5S Champion Competition – Best Cost Saving Practicee Aitken Spence Group 2011 Commendation
5S Champion Competition – Best Computer 5S  Aitken Spence Group 2011 First Place

HOTEL HILL TOP

AWARDS AWARDING AUTHORITY YEAR RESULT
The Best Cuppa The Sri Lanka Tea Board & Ceylon Hotel School &
School of Tourism
1994 3rd Place
Super 5S Competition Aitken Spence Hotel Management 2005 Runner up
5s Productivity Award  Department of Industrial Development &
Enterprise Promotion(Central Province)
2008 2nd Place
Landscaping, Home Gardening and Environment Developments Beaurifying Ministry of Agriculture Central Province Council 2009 1st Place
5s Productivity Award  Department of Industrial Development &
Enterprise Promotion(Central Province)
2009 1st Place
Arrack Cocktail Competition Culinary Art – Chef Guild of Sri Lanka 2010 Gold Medal
Arrack Cocktail Competition Culinary Art – Chef Guild of Sri Lanka 2013 Gold Medal

BANDARAWELA HOTEL

CERTFICATIONS & AWARDS AWARDING AUTHORITY YEAR RESULT
Best Tourist hotel in Uva Provice – Wasantha Udanaya  Uva Provicial Ministry of Toruism 2010 1st Place
National Cleaner Production – Material Efficiency  National Cleaner Production Centre  2009 Merit Awrad
Best Tourist hotel in Uva Provice – Wasantha Udanaya  Uva Provicial Ministry of Toruism 2010 1st Place
Best Homestead Development & Landscaping in Uva 
Province – Wasantha Udanaya Uva Provicial Ministry of Toruism 2010 1st Place
Cocktail Competition Culinary Art – Chef Guild of Sri Lanka 2010 Bronze
5 Course Set Dinner Competition Culinary Art – Chef Guild of Sri Lanka 2010 Bronze
"Etoile de Chambres" Competition Aitken Spence Hotel Management (Pvt) Ltd 2010 1st Place
"Front Desk Star" Competition Aitken Spence Hotel Management (Pvt) Ltd 2010 1st Place
Trip Advisor Execellence Award Trip Advisor 2012
Medium Scale Hotel Sector – Energy Efficiency Awards 2012 Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority and Ministry
of Power and Energy
2012 Merit Certificate
National Productivity Award  National Productivity Secretariat 2012 "D" Level
Best garden & landscaping Uva province – Wasantha Udanaya Uva Provincial Council  2014 1st Place