Colombo powers MICE strength with Shangri-La


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is set to become the most extensive and versatile events venue in Sri Lanka when it opens its doors on 17th November 2017. The hotel will boast over 3,500 sqm of events space including two ballrooms, several function rooms and a private outdoor lawn.

The new site will be the second Shangri-La property in Sri Lanka – joining Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, which opened in June 2016 – and is anticipated to be one of the most prominent hotel launches in Sri Lanka in nearly 30 years.

Intended to appeal to large conferences and events, the hotel will complement the island’s attraction as a global MICE hotspot, alongside Bangkok and Singapore. The property will also be the perfect host for weddings, social functions and gala dinners, while offering Shangri-La Events Collection expertise and benefits, to create memorable curated experiences and bespoke incentives.

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will be home to the region’s largest pillar-less ballroom, at 1,580 sqm the Shangri-La ballroom will be capable of catering seated banquets for up to 1,500 guests and 2,100 theatre style. The property also offers the Lotus Ballroom (470 sqm) seating 400 guests for dinner and 600 for cocktails.  Moreover, adjacent to the Lotus Ballroom are three flexible breakout rooms, thoughtfully named after different local spices: Ginger, Saffron and Tamarind.  All of the conference and function rooms feature state-of-the-art audio visual equipment, including clip on or wireless microphones, portable speakers and stands.

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