HOSPITALITY INSIDER – The Shangri-La hotel in Colombo announced the hotel will close until June.
“Our hotel remains secured by the military and the police. We have also decided that the hotel will be closed until further notice,” a statement from the hotel said.
“It is with great sadness that we can confirm that we are aware of a number of casualties among our guests and colleagues. This includes three of our colleagues who were fatally injured in the course of their duties.”
Shangri-La International Hotel Management has taken steps to provide alternative accommodation for guests and to assist them with transportation and flight arrangements. Staff have been stationed at the airport and hospitals to render assistance where needed. The Shangri-La, Colombo team also remain ready to offer assistance and support.
A dedicated Call Helpline has been set up for affected guests and their loved ones on +603 2025 4619.
The Table One Restaurant at the Shangri La was one of several locations targeted in terrorist attacks on Sunday 21 April. Terrorists also targeted The Kingsbury Hotel and the Cinnamon Grand hotel, both of which remain open.
At present, the hotel is planned to reopen on 10 June 2019.