Hilton Yala Resort, Sri Lanka opens
The resort is built around an active elephant corridor, providing views of local wildlife from the design-led rooms, suites and villas, locally inspired restaurants and state-of-the-art spa.
Opened on 31st August 2023, Hilton Yala Resort is a new resort located on the edge of Sri Lanka’s Yala National Park. Considerately built around an active elephant corridor, guests will experience up-close wildlife encounters with some of the country’s most iconic residents, safely from a collection of design-led rooms, suites and villas. Personal Safari Rangers lead enchanting tours of the surrounding reserve, both on foot and by Jeep, where elephants, leopards, buffalo, sloth bears and crocodiles live amongst the lush vegetation.
Hilton Yala Resort is home to a collection of restaurants, including contemporary Sri Lankan and Asian-inspired Dhira, grilled meat and seafood-focused Sandali and versatile bar and coffee lounge Vanya. Overseen by head chef Jerome Tissera, guests can look forward to Lanthaaruma, the resort’s bespoke dining experience, where fully customised menus along with a personalised dinner menu and wine pairing options make for an unforgettable adventure. Built with nature as the primary focus, the striking resort – which also features a state-of-the-art, jungle-facing spa – has been designed to ensure minimal environmental impact and minimal vegetation loss, with tree preservation prioritised throughout the design process and bio areas set up to provide a haven for local wildlife.