Aitken Spence Hotel’s Heritance Aarah resort in the Maldives added to its accolades recently, with the recognition at The Tea Masters Sketch Contest. The resort’s R&B Manageress Panchali Mandakini representing the Maldives received the Audience Awards and was placed third in the overall competition.
Held to commemorate International Tea Day in May, the competition was organized by The Tea Master’s CUP with Ceylon Tea. The competition comprised of a freestyle tea service where Ceylon tea incorporated into the mix, to be presented with a snack and a narrative.
With global participation including previous winners of National Tea Master from 22 countries, Mandakini’s achievement was praised by the panel of judges for its innovative nature. Manadakini was the 2018 Srilankan winner and she got selected to participate in the world championship.
The underlying objective of the Tea Masters Sketch was to focus on finding new formats and solutions wherein to help the promotion and growth of online tea promotion and creating a new community of tea ambassadors from around the world. The ambassadors will work on online and offline platforms to disseminate the message of the significance of tea consumption across the world.
Mandakini has been part of the Heritance Aarah family since 2019, following a stint at Heritance Kandalama Sri Lanka from 2014 With a bubbly personality and curiosity to learn new techniques and increases her culinary prowess, she is among the rising stars at Heritance Aarah.
Heritance Aarah is part of the Heritance Hotels and Resorts brand of the Aitken Spence Hotels, the hospitality arm of Sri Lankan blue-chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC which operates 23 hotels and resorts across Sri Lanka, Maldives, Oman, and India. The Company’s owned hotels are reflected under the Heritance, Adaaran, and Turyaa brands, popular around the world for exceptional service, undisputed product, and curated lifestyle experiences.