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Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will open in November 2017. (Photo: Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo)

For those planning a trip to Sri Lanka, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to open this November. This is Shangri-La's second property in the country since they opened Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa in June 2016, and one of the most luxurious too.

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Location

Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo is just 40 minutes away from the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport, making it ideal for business and leisure travellers alike. 

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Most rooms at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo enjoy Indian Ocean views. (Photo: Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo)

Part of One Galle Face along the Galle Face Green promenade, the hotel occupies 10 acres of land and is part of a mixed-use development including an office tower, two residential towers and a high-end shopping mall. Most of the hotel's 500 guestrooms and 41 serviced apartments offer incredible Indian Ocean views. 

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The Horizon Club rooms offer corner sea views. (Photo: Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo)

Facilities

For those coming for business, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will also feature extensive conference and event facilities that can cater for up to 2,000 guests.

“As tourist arrivals into the island have grown exponentially over the last eight years, Colombo has found its place as the gateway to all this amazing island has to offer,” said Timothy Wright, Vice President and General Manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. 

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Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is where Asian elegance and modernity meet. (Photo: Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo)

Dining

Five restaurants and lounges will be unveiled at the same time as the hotel’s launch. No details have been given on what exactly the restaurants will be, but knowing Shangri-la's focus on quality, we have no doubt they will feature the finest ingredients and some of the best cocktails in the city. 

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The Galle Face Green promenade gives you direct access to the beach. (Photo: Courtesy of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo)

Spa

With its prime location, the hotel offers Sri Lankan and East Asian treatments at CHI spa, a 24-hour fitness centre, swimming pool and pool bar overlooking Galle Face Green and the Indian Ocean. 

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will officially open on 16 November 2017. To be the first to experience the luxury hotel, visit shangri-la.com/colombo.

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