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About the Architect

Sri Lankan born and bred architect Manjula Kalhara, has quickly become one of Sri Lanka’s most prominent and sought after architects.

Engaging with Sri Lanka's most prominent sporting illuminates, business leaders and developers. With a focus on environmentally friendly structures.

His expertise ranges from classic Dutch colonial, to modern zen resorts; including both boutique and city hotels and important heritage sites.  He has a strong environmental ethos which has been highlighted by his recent appointment by the Sri Lankan Government Tourist Bureau (Southern Provincial Board), as consultant architect for the Eco Village.




About the Developer

The Plantation is led by Australian born Dale Rennie. Dale co-developed and conceived the award-winning ultra luxury cliff front property ‘Villa Anugrah’  in Bali, Indonesia.

Villa Anugrah : (Voted ‘Best Villa & Exceptional Hospitality of the Year’ in 2015 at the Indonesian Government Tourism Improvement awards).  Dale also created the acclaimed management company behind Villa Anugrah.

 In Sri Lanka, Developer Dale Rennie has already developed the absolute beach front villa ‘Puzzle Beach House’ (launched in Q4 2017) on the prestigious ‘golden mile’ of Thalpe and is the owner of UNESCO listed Galle Fort’s iconic ‘The Heritage Cafe & Bistro’ which he  meticulously redeveloped.

 Dale is launching a hip new lodge style concept hotel in the Philippines, which focusses on beach front property. ‘Siargao Beach Club’  is currently under construction in the countries prime surf location; Siargao and due for completion in Q3 2018.

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Creative Director

The Plantation Luxury Villas

Dale’s American wife and partner, Sabrina (Van Cleef Ault) is the creative head of the company. Sabrina is also the co-founder & Creative Director of the world famous ‘Pangaea’ uber luxury lifestyle & entertainment brand in 6 continents and 10 cities.

With a focus on brand conceptualisation from the ground up with attention to all details that envelop any successful world class brand, Sabrina will push for a ethos supporting the relevance of The Plantation Villas as it relates to the environment.

The couple’s latest creation is The Heritage Cafe & Bistro a heritage concept restaurant housed in a 400 year old building in the centre of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO Heritage site Galle Fort.

Sabrina also designed the unique Puzzle Beach House in the prestigious Talpe area of Sri Lanka's southern coast.



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