Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced that Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open on November 16, 2017. The hotel will begin taking reservations on September 1, 2017 for stays from December 1, 2017. Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will be the second property in Sri Lanka for the luxury Asian hospitality group – joining Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, which opened in June 2016 – and is anticipated to be one of the most prominent hotel launches in Sri Lanka in nearly 30 years.
Located at One Galle Face along the Galle Face Green promenade, the most exclusive address in the city, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will offer uninterrupted Indian Ocean views in most of its 500 guestrooms and suites and 41 serviced apartments. The hotel sits on 10 acres of land that will also accommodate an office tower, two residential buildings and a high-end shopping mall, bringing a new level of luxury to the thriving, metropolitan city of Colombo. The hotel is a 40-minute drive from the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will allow travelers who are beginning their Sri Lankan holidays or in town for meetings to experience a mix of Shangri-La’s Asian elegance and a contemporary style inspired by the country’s abundant nature and incredible beauty. To connect this concept, the hotel commissioned celebrated Chinese artist Man Fung-Yi to create a life-sized infant elephant metal sculpture to grace the hotel’s lobby and give a sense of place through an exciting blend of modernity and Sri Lanka’s nature.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will unveil a new social and dining scene in the city with five restaurants, bars and lounges offering an extensive selection of local and international cuisine, al fresco dining, daily live entertainment and innovative menus. For those seeking serenity and the opportunity to unwind, CHI, The Spa will be a welcome addition with nine treatment rooms, a 24-hour fitness center, and a swimming pool and pool bar overlooking Galle Face Green and the Indian Ocean.
The hotel will feature the most extensive and versatile events venues in Sri Lanka with over 4,500 square meters (about 48,438 square feet) of space including two ballrooms, an outdoor lawn and several function rooms to host over 1,500 guests. Intended to appeal to large conferences and events, the hotel will complement the island’s attraction as a global MICE hotspot, alongside Bangkok and Singapore. The property will be the perfect host for weddings, social functions and gala dinners, while offering Shangri-La Events Collection expertise and benefits, to create memorable curated experiences and bespoke incentives.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo’s introductory offer, Discover Colombo, includes a Sunset Heritage City Walk to explore the colonial charm of the historic Colombo Fort, or a tuk tuk safari of street shopping for hidden gems, dining on native cuisine and more. Priced from US$245 per room per night, the package includes daily breakfast, a dinner for two at the local specialty restaurant, 20 percent off on food and beverages, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Business clientele can take advantage of the Business Travel package, which includes return airport transfer, daily breakfast, complimentary laundry and Wi-Fi from US$205 per room per night. The room rates are subject to 30.28 percent local taxes and service charges. For reservations from September 1, 2017 and stays from December 1, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.shangri-la.com/colombo.