Shangri-La Hotel Colombo opens with presidential event

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts this weekend celebrated the grand opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The festivities signalled the city’s most highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 years, and presented the best of Sri Lankan and Chinese culture at a gala dinner at the hotel’s Shangri-La Ballroom – the largest pillarless ballroom in the region. The opening was attended by more than 500 guests including HE Maithripala Sirisena, The President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and Ranil Wickremesinghe, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. Located at the exclusive One Galle Face address, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo has 500 guestrooms and suites, and 41 serviced apartments with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean.