Architect Vinod Jayasinghe’s minimalist approach to the building gives out peaceful and stress-free vibes and is supported by a construction ethic that ensures strength and solidity, hence the interior of the hotel floor is built with limestone. Riff Hikkaduwa is a remarkable construction befitting to be described as the ‘haute’ of the Island’s hotels, and worthy of being discoursed as unique architecture.
The idea for Riff Hikkaduwa was born! This was when the founder Dr. Gamini Abeywickrama took the first steps towards building Riff Hikkaduwa.
Construction at Riff Hikkaduwa begins.
Construction at Riff Hikkaduwa is completed, and in August 2018 the design hotel officially welcomes its first guest!
Phase 2 of Riff Hikkaduwa begins, with the construction of a brand new wing.
Construction of Phase 2, which adds on 7 new suites to Riff Hikkaduwa, including the much anticipated Presidential Suite is completed.
Located on the south coast of Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Its stunning beachfront, beautiful ocean, gorgeous coral reefs, and ancient monuments will mesmerise you.
A departure from the familiar and the traditional, Riff Hikkaduwa is modernist in architectural design, featuring a combination of artistic expression and functionality; clear horizontal and vertical elements with meticulous focus on the interior spaces, while reinforcing the open concept that blends beautifully with the structure’s existing natural surroundings.
So, naturally, the form of straight lines is void of fussy adornments, and focuses on offering a rooftop terrace that provides scenic views along the ocean front, while inside, the art deco is a marvel, defined by wide hallways illuminated to elicit positivity and vibrancy, and definitely a distinct air of elegance and luxury. As in modern architecture, which has come to be identified with the use of selected material, the interior of Riff Hikkaduwa is distinguished by the recurring characteristic of flipped doors and windows made of wood, featured in the lobby as well as in the guest rooms, another fillip to an ultimate guest experience of opening up to the ocean and its surroundings.