President opens Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today (Nov. 16) opened the latest addition of the Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts in Colombo.

The President along with the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Chairman of Shangri-La Asia Company Mrs. Hui Kuok cut the ribbon and delared open the hotel.

He made an entry in the special guests’ book and observed the surrounding from the observation room on the 32nd floor.

Shangri-La Hotel, built facing the Galle Face Green promenade, a prominent landmark in Colombo, and overlooking the Indian Ocean, is another stride in expansion of the facilities for the tourists coming to Colombo.

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is 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.

The hotel consists of fine and modern accommodation in the country, with 500 luxurious guest rooms and suites, and 41 serviced apartments.

Shangri-La Colombo sits on 10 acres of land that will also soon 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.

Ministers John Amaratunga, Mangala Samaraweera, the Chief Executive Officer of Shangri-La Asia Lim Beng Chee and the Shangri La Sri Lanka Director Sajad Mawzoon were among those participated in this occasion.