Colombo, Sri Lanka | 1st February 2017. Dickwella Resort and Spa, a member of LOLC’s Leisure arm, recently joined the Zhara HS client portfolio. This sought-after property on the Southern Coast is taking its operations to the Cloud thanks to Zhara HS.
LOLC is a fast-growing resort management company with over 600 rooms spread across the Island. Dickwella, which is located in a tranquil peninsula, is one of the larger properties in the hotel chain and offers over 70 rooms and leisure facilities to discerning holiday makers.
Dickwella is the third property of the group to come onboard with the Zhara suite alongside The Paradise and The Calms resorts. The complete Zhara Central Reservation System and Property Management System is soon to be implemented at Dickwella to capture the growing inbound tourists in 2017 and beyond.
Expressing his views on the sign up, Xenos Wahid (Head of Sales – Hospitality at JKCS) said “We are honored to be the chosen IT partner for LOLC for its third installation at Dickwella and it has been great working with the team in powering their operations end-to-end. We are thrilled at being able to further provide the Cloud advantage to the local hoteliers who are now adapting to technology very fast and is actively looking for effective IT solutions. The Zhara team is looking forward to working with LOLC in optimizing their operations and maximizing their revenue”
Operations from reservations to property management and inventory will be handled through Zhara, ensuring seamless processes. Most importantly the hotel enjoys the freedom to pay only for usage of Zhara on a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Zhara’s minimal implementation costs are a great plus for Dickwella as it runs with simply a PC and an internet connection owing to its Cloud based infrastructure.
About Dickwella Resort
Located along Sri Lanka’s southern coastline, Dickwella is known for its immaculate beaches and the coral reef which is found beneath exquisite turquoise waters. Amidst such picturesque beauty, Dickwella Resort and Spa, a 3-star hotel, is tucked away on the peninsula bordered on either side by the Indian Ocean. The Resort, a landmark of the area, is a tropical paradise for those who are weary of the bustling city and wish only to enjoy the tranquility of a seaside setting.
In 1998 JKCS was incorporated as the software subsidiary of Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate – John Keells Group. During the past decade the company has specialized in providing services to the aviation industry. JKCS has earned its wings by engineering core systems for some of the world’s biggest airlines including leading 5-Star Carriers, Low Cost Carriers and numerous airports worldwide. The systems offered by JKCS cover several aviation domains such as commercial, flight operations, ground handling, crew management, engineering and safety. The hospitality industry is our new frontier as we keep re-defining our market space in the form of “Zhara Hospitality Suite”. Here we leverage on the expertise and synergies we have acquired over the years. Our experience runs deep in key functional areas of the Aviation industry and we believe the hospitality industry service model complements our core business focus. JKCS operates offices in Sri Lanka and UAE and over the past 15 years, JKCS and its subsidiaries have served customers across 40 countries in 6 continents.
About John Keells Holdings (JKH)
JKH is Sri Lanka’s largest listed conglomerate on the Colombo Stock Exchange. From the largest inventory of hotel rooms in Sri Lanka, owning a large private-sector-owned transportation business in the country and providing port and marine fuel services to IT solutions, manufacturing of food and beverages, running a chain of supermarkets, tea broking, stock broking, banking and real estate, JKH has made its presence felt in virtually every major sphere of the economy. (www.keells.com)