The Grand Hotel was established in 1891, and acclaimed as a 04 Star Hotel by the Sri Lanka Tourism Authority recently. The hotel was the private residence of the former Governor of Sri Lanka, Sir Edward Barnes from 1830 to 1850 during the British Raj days.
The National Geographic Traveller Magazine in its press release had identified The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya as the only Hotel to be featured to visit in Sri lanka in 2012.
This colonial property being a landmark in the hotel industry of Sri Lanka, was also identified and categorized as a “National Heritage” property by the Department of Archeology of Sri Lanka. This is in addition to the many accolades received for the immaculate garden such as the Best Garden Award under the Large Commercial Category for the past 3 decades.