Paradise Road The Villa Bentota, the new Paradise Road resort hotel property, has been chosen for the inclusion in the Condé Nast Hot List of 2010. The Villa Bentota is housed in a 19th century ancestral home originally known as Mohotti Walauwa on a two acre property which was first identified by Sri Lankan Architect Geoffrey Bawa and converted into Sri Lanka’s first boutique hotel. The Villa Bentota was taken over by Shanth Fernando in 2008 and has been extended and now transformed into an internationally current Sri Lankan boutique resort property. The new property features added luxuries expected by the modern traveler, such as a new 75′ swimming pool, several lounging areas and dining options in addition to complete overhauls of the rooms and bathrooms. Offering 15 individually designed rooms and suites, the rooms boast LCD TV screens, personal safes, mosquito nets, AC and sumptuous bedding, welcoming both locals and tourists alike. The Villa Café (the in-house restaurant of The Villa Bentota) is open to non-residents throughout the day and The Villa Gallery walls exhibit art by local upcoming Sri Lankan contemporary artists. Paradise Road Tintagel Colombo was also selected for Condé Nast’s Hot List for last year (2009). The Condé Nast review proudly mentions the popular Sri Lankan dishes that are served in all Paradise Road restaurants and ordered and favoured by locals and tourists alike. The Condé Nast also states that the Mohotti Suite, most suited for families, is ‘one of the island’s best-value indulgences’.