A modern oceanside hotel with incredible dining options at the heart of a growing commercial centre.
Part of a rapidly developing commercial area, this luxury hotel sits just a stone’s throw from the Indian Ocean and overlooks the urban park of Galle Face Green. The style of the hotel is typical of the Shangri-La character; think modern yet elegant décor that pays respect to the hotel’s setting. Water lilies, the national flower of Sri Lanka, are used throughout the interiors and the real stand-out pieces are the floral-shaped chandeliers that wouldn’t look out of place in a palace. No Shangri-La hotel would be complete without a tranquil CHI, The Spa, a staple of the brand. Again, the hotel has used influences from the island with a selection of traditional local treatments offered alongside Asian therapies.
The restaurants have already become some of the most respected in the city with two of the three dining options already appearing in the top 20 Colombo on tripadvisor. The Shang Palace is the hotel’s signature restaurant and it is gaining a reputation as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the capital. There’s also a retro-style grill restaurant and Kaema Sutra, a Sri Lankan restaurant that is overseen by one of the country’s most famous chefs, Dharshan Munidasa.
The contemporary and sophisticated style extends to the rooms and suites. It’s all about sleek lines, muted tones and light flooding in through the floor-to-ceiling windows. You can opt for a room that overlooks the lake and city skyline to the rear of the hotel or over the green towards the sea. If you would like a little outside space, opt for a Premier Balcony Room which have city and lake views. For extra benefits such as access to an exclusive lounge where a variety of drinks and refreshments are served throughout the day, choose one of the Horizon Club rooms or an Executive Suite.
At the northern end of Colombo’s Galle Face Green, overlooking the Indian Ocean
Good to know
The hotel is part of a developing commercial centre so there will be building works nearby for the foreseeable future.
500 rooms and suites
• Join the locals on Galle Face Green at sunset – they are legendary here.
4 restaurants, lounge, pool bar
Meal upgrade options (per person per night)
Half Board from £22 • Breakfast and dinner
Full Board from £41 • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
*Denotes local charge