Shangri-La Colombo Reopens on 12 June

The Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo reopens its doors this week. The hotel has been closed since the terrorist attacks that took place on 21 April 2019.

On Wednesday 12 June, from 6 pm onwards, the F&B outlets including Sapphyr Lounge, Capital Bar & Grill, and Kaema Sutra will reopen for service. Chi, the spa and the rooms for guests stays will be available slightly later, from Saturday 15 June onward.

In a statement, the company said “The Shangri-La Group is grateful to the local authorities and the global community for their outpouring of support and messages of commendations received these past seven weeks.

“The group remains deeply appreciative of the selfless service and courageous spirit demonstrated by the colleagues of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo and the Sri Lankan community in the face of such adversity.”

In the aftermath of the attacks, attending to the well-being of the staff and guests was the top priority for the hotel.

In memory of, and to honour, those who lost their lives in the bombings, the Shangri-La Group will be making an initial contribution to the Dialog Foundation to help provide medical assistance, counselling, scholarships and vocational training for impacted families.

The Shangri-La Hotel is part of Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts which operates over 100 five-star hotels with more than 41,000 rooms. Shangri-La Hotel Colombo is the group’s first hotel in Sri Lanka. They have a substantial development pipeline with upcoming Asia region projects in China, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

Shangri-La hotel, Colombo reopens

The lobby at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo which reopens this week.

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