Chalana Perera

Founder – RETRACE™ Hospitality


Chalana is the founder of RETRACE™ Hospitality, a Sri Lanka-based client advisory service that specializes in regenerative hospitality and tourism development. Chalana began his career developing hotels in Europe for institutional investors and international brands including citizenM Hotels and YAYS. A graduate of Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, Switzerland, a certified Commercial Real Estate Developer from IFF London, and a certified Climate Reality Leader, Chalana was Sri Lanka’s first signatory to Tourism Declares a Climate Emergency and the Future of Tourism Coalition. He has spoken at industry events including MIPIM (France), ITB (Germany) and the Young Hoteliers Summit (Switzerland).

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