As you enter the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, the first thing you’ll notice is how open and bright it feels, as though the Indian Ocean zephyr is moving right through the foyer. Wide hallways decorated in white marble and cooling pastel tones are bordered by lattice walls and floor to ceiling windows allowing light to flood in and drench the spaces in sunlight. Whether you’re walking through the central lobby, the Sapphyr Lounge or the Horizon Club Lounge, the effect is the same: complete tranquillity.
The selection of rooms and suites on offer continue this theme. Reflecting the cooling tones of the surrounding Indian Ocean, rooms are decorated in soothing tones of white, oat and turquoise, and provide panoramic views of the city or the ocean. Not satisfied with offering some of the largest rooms in any hotel in the city, Shangri-La have also stocked each room with luxurious features such as 300-thread-count bed linen, marble bathrooms and Spa Ceylon amenities.
With a wide variety of health facilities on offer, unwinding at the resort is easy. Soak up the sun on one of many distinctive bright yellow sun loungers set beside one of the largest pools in the city, or for more hands-on rejuvenation there’s also a 24-hour fitness suite plus a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room in the Health Club. Too add to this, no Shangri-La Hotel would be complete without a spa. Incorporating traditional Sri Lankan, Balinese, Malaysian, Thai and Chinese techniques, The Chi Spa excels in promoting physical and mental wellbeing through an extensive menu of spa treatments.
It’s always a good sign when a hotel’s dining venues are popular with local residents and other travellers and this is certainly true of the restaurants and bars in the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. While the eclectic surroundings and authentic local cuisine served in Kaema Sutra offers the perfect place to celebrate Sri Lankan heritage, Shang Palace presents an intoxicating and extensive selection of authentic Chinese dishes served within an atmospheric setting that’s perfect for a romantic meal. Alternatively, the Capital Bar & Grill with its open kitchen and al fresco dining space is ideal for a leisurely evening of dining with your family or a big group of friends.
All 541 rooms and suites come equipped with a spacious en suite bathroom featuring a walk-in shower and separate bathtub, luxury bathrobes and slippers, different pillow options, a work space, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities, as well as uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, Beira Lake or the skyline over Colombo.
This lively dining venue is ideal whether you’re looking for pre-dinner drinks or a vibrant evening of dining. Serving a selection of perfectly grilled meat and seafood, which can be enjoyed inside, beside the open kitchen, or outside on the al fresco dining terrace.
Located on the fourth floor of the hotel, here you can enjoy authentic Sri Lankan cuisine created by celebrity chef Dharshan Munidas, expertly crafted cocktails, bar bites, shisha and live music in beautiful eclectic surroundings.
This bright lounge is ideal for a casual bite, relaxing afternoon lunch or a laid-back dinner. Serving a selection of international favourites and local delicacies including pastries at the Little Gem pastry counter and three different types of Afternoon Tea.
Inspired by Beijing’s cuisine and traditional siheyuen houses, Shang Palace provides a wide menu of delectable Chinese dishes served in atmospheric surroundings.
Situated beside the outdoor pool on the fourth floor, The Pool Bar is perfect for casual day-time drinks or a light bite on traditional Sri Lankan seafood while enjoying the sun or the pool.
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Set across 814 sq m on the fourth floor, CHI, The Spa, offers a world of relaxation. There are seven different treatment rooms available offering a wide range of treatments to individuals and couples including massages, facials and body wraps. Alternatively, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo also offers a Health Club equipped with fitness equipment, a sauna and a steam room as well as an outdoor swimming pool.
Located in the heart of the city, this resort also offers incredible access to Colombo’s burgeoning restaurant scene, historic buildings and natural spaces. Biera Lake, Galle Face Green and Viharamahadevi Park are within easy walking distance of the Hotel as well as some of Colombo’s most famous buildings including Captain’s Garden Hindu Temple, Colombo Fort Railway Station and the Old Parliament Building.
1/12 - Shangri-la Hotel exterior, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
2/12 - Hotel Entrance, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
3/12 - hotel Lobby, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
4/12 - Horizon Club Lounge, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
5/12 - Hotel Bar Area, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
6/12 - Hotel Bar and Restaurant, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
7/12 - Bedroom Accommodation, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
8/12 - Bathroom, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
9/12 - Suite Accommodation, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
10/12 - Hotel Gym, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
11/12 - Swimming Pool, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
12/12 - Aerial View of Pool Area, Shangri-la Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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