Embark on a journey into the captivating realm of Sri Lanka’s most renowned architect, Geoffrey Bawa, as his former master suite at the prestigious Lunuganga Estate is now open for bookings.
Managed by Teardrop Hotels, this exclusive opportunity allows guests to immerse themselves in the magical world of Bawa’s artistic brilliance.
A Peek into Geoffrey Bawa’s Private Sanctuary
Situated within the Main House of Lunuganga Estate, the master suite is enveloped by acres of mesmerizing country estate and lush gardens.
The Geoffrey Bawa Trust meticulously curated the interiors to preserve the essence of Bawa’s original living space, ensuring an authentic experience for visitors.
The Master Suite is adorned with an exquisite selection of original artwork, alongside Bawa’s personal library.
This remarkable space features a spacious living area, an enchanting private courtyard with seating, and an elegant ensuite bathroom connected to an outdoor tropical plunge pool.
The Alluring Legacy of Lunuganga Estate
Lunuganga Estate stands as a testament to Geoffrey Bawa’s extraordinary talent for seamlessly blending architecture with the natural environment.
Over the years, Bawa transformed the property into one of the most captivating and enchanting gardens of the twentieth century, complete with 10 bedrooms delicately furnished with antiques and art.
Now under the stewardship of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust, this non-profit public trust aims to advance the fields of architecture, fine arts, and ecological and environmental studies.
Established in 1982 by Bawa himself, the trust continues to promote a wide array of public programs, including lectures, educational tours, scholarships, residencies, and exhibitions, both locally and internationally.
Lunuganga Estate: A Jewel Managed by Teardrop Hotels
Teardrop Hotels manages Lunuganga Estate on behalf of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust.
The property has been honoured with prestigious accolades, including being named one of Sri Lanka’s Best Hotels by Conde Nast Traveller in 2023 and receiving the ‘Best Cultural Space’ award from the Tatler Travel Guide 2023.
Henry Fitch, CEO of Teardrop Hotels, expressed his excitement about opening Geoffrey Bawa’s Master Suite, stating, “The space is incredibly beautiful and provides a real insight into how Bawa planned his private rooms in relation to the more public areas of the Main House.” He praised the Geoffrey Bawa Trust for their remarkable efforts in curating the suite’s contents, offering guests an authentic glimpse into the life and artistic preferences of the acclaimed architect.
Channa Daswatte of The Geoffrey Bawa Trust added that opening the Master Suite was a challenging decision due to its intimate connection to Bawa’s life. However, 20 years after the architect’s passing, they believe it is appropriate to share this exceptional experience without compromising the sentiments of Bawa’s friends and associates.
The Master Suite is available for bookings starting from USD 555 / £460 per night on a double-sharing bed-and-breakfast basis.