Shangri-La Colombo Toasts to Five Years of Celebrating the Colorful Joys of Life

[November 10th, 2022] Shangri-La Colombo toasts to five years of celebrating the colourful joys of life here in the heart of Sri Lanka. As one of the leading hospitality brands on the island, the dynamic hotel commemorates five years of delivering on its brand promise of heartfelt hospitality in every moment across stay, play, wellness, family, gastronomy, and more.

Pioneers of Asian hospitality and one of the world’s most iconic Asian hospitality brands, Shangri-La opened its doors welcoming guests like family in the heart in Colombo on 17 November 2017 soon after the opening of Shangri-La Hambantota.

“As we reflect on five years of delivering heartfelt hospitality here in Colombo, we want to thank our loyal patrons and staff for the continued support over the years. Despite the challenges we have faced, Shangri-La Colombo is proud to embody the Sri Lankan spirit of resilience and hopefulness, all the while delivering world class service and creating moments that matter. As we mark five years, we are not just celebrating our past but looking towards the future as we embark on our next chapter,” said Mr. Herve Duboscq, General Manager of Shangri-La Colombo.

To commemorate this milestone, Shangri-La Colombo has curated an array of exciting experiences for guests to explore the best the hotel has to offer, pairing world-class luxury and elegance with local flair.

Anniversary Afternoon Tea

For a limited time, Executive Chef Patrick Buttgereit invites you to gather your loved ones at Sapphyr Lounge for a whimsical afternoon filled with luxurious treats comprising of the freshest savouries and patisserie using the finest seasonal ingredients. Serenaded by the live music, complete this traditional ritual with specially paired tea or add a glass of wine or champagne for extra indulgence.

Available from 10 – 20 November daily at Sapphyr Lounge from 3:00pm till 5:00pm. | LKR 5,555++ per platter 

Culinary Collaborations

Shangri-La Colombo will launch a series of culinary collaborations; the very first featuring notable restaurateur Dao of Dao Krua Thai, a well-loved Thai restaurant here in Colombo. For 5 days only, Dao will take over a culinary station each night (and weekend brunch from 19-20 November) at Central, Shangri-La Colombo’s all day dining restaurant to create some of her signature dishes.

Dinner buffet available from 16 – 20 November daily at Central restaurant from 6:30pm till 10:30 pm |

LKR 5,955++ per person 

Brunch buffet available from 19 – 20 November at Central restaurant from 12:30pm till 3:30 pm |

LKR 5,955++ per person 

Shang Palace Goes 5ive
Shang Palace, Shangri-La’s signature restaurant will host a special anniversary promotion “Shang Palace Goes 5ive”, offering a limited time curated five-course menu featuring signature specialities.

Available from 10 – 20 November daily at Shang Palace from 6:30pm till 10:30 pm. | LKR 13,555++ per person 

Musical Journeys

Unwind and enjoy a melodic Sunday with Musical Journeys by Shangri-La.  Presenting a range of local performers including Oriental music by renowned musician Manoj Peiris, Saxophonist Gananath Dasanayaka, Flamenco Guitarist Thamal Amarasena, vocalist Sanghavy Thangasamy and a string quintet curated by Sound Scope; the day will see each artist performing for 60 – 90 minutes. Relax in contemporary lobby lounge style with views of Colombo as you rendezvous with family, friends or business associates tucking in to the Afternoon High Tea that will be available from 11.00 am to 6:00 pm.

The evening crescendos with the soulful tunes of singer Romaine Willis at the Capital Bar & Grill terrace with a sumptuous BBQ dinner prepared by the culinary team.

Musical Journeys – on 20 November from 11.00 am to 6:00 pm at Sapphyr Lounge.
BBQ Dinner at Capital Bar & Grill | A la carte pricing

Shangri-La Colombo is also rewarding loyal fans with a giveaway to enjoy five specially curated experiences in celebration of five fantastic years in Colombo. Beginning on 9 November on Instagram and Facebook, the brand is inviting people to share their most favourite experiences with Shangri-La Colombo to win exclusive prizes.

Keeping with the spirit of Shangri-La Cares and giving back to the community, Shangri-La Colombo will drive a community service project to donate 1825 lunch packs for the support staff at Lady Ridgeway Hospital. Cooked by the Shangri-La colleagues themselves there will be 01 lunch packet for each day of the hotel’s operation (365 X 5) and was prepared, packed and hand delivered by the colleagues supported by the Management Team.

For more information about Shangri-La Colombo’s 5-year anniversary, please visit Stay tuned for updates on social media, by following us on @shangrilacolombo (Instagram) and @ShangriLaCMB (Facebook). 

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