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Shangri-la’s sec­ond prop­erty in Colombo sets the is­land’s hos­pi­tal­ity scene in over­drive; King­dom away from home at Bens­ley Col­lec­tion prop­erty in Siem Reap; Re-live lit­er­ary fan­tasies in Lon­don’s

Brown’s Ho­tel; Abu Dhabi leads the race in amaz­ing city at­trac­tions with the ad­di­tion of Lou­vre in Saadiyat Is­land; Ex­pe­ri­ence five-star fun un­der the sky in Bubble Lodge, Mau­ri­tius; Can­dle­light bar­beque un­der the

Swedish Aurora with Off the Map travel; Restor­ing Tus­cany’s Borgo Santo Pi­etro to per­fec­tion; Ex­plor­ing Ja­pan’s rolling land­scapes on the Royal Ex­press; His­tory once more in Ti­tanic Belfast; Un­cover a trendy hide­away in For­mentera, Spain -

Gecko Ho­tel & Beach Club; Fancy liv­ing in an in­dus­trial crane in Copen­hagen’s Krane Ho­tel; Let’s rent a cow at Gs­taad Palace, Switzer­land; Manda de Laos restau­rant in Laos presents an au­then­tic taste of home.

With Shangri-la Ho­tel slated to open in Colombo this Novem­ber, there is another reason for lux­ury trav­ellers head­ing to Sri Lanka to cheer. An ex­cep­tional launch that stands out in the is­land na­tion’s re­cent his­tory, this sec­ond Shangri-la prop­erty re­flects the travel in­dus­try’s vote of con­fi­dence in the re­vival of the coun­try’s tourism.

The ho­tel of­fers un­in­ter­rupted views of the wild In­dian Ocean in vir­tu­ally ev­ery one of its 500 guest rooms, suites and 41 ser­viced apart­ments. Spread over 10 acres, the city will soon wel­come an of­fice tower, two res­i­den­tial build­ings and a lux­ury shopping mall with the ho­tel tak­ing lux­ury to the next level in thriv­ing Colombo where hos­pi­tal­ity seam­lessly com­bines with Sri-lankan charm.

To peak in­ter­ests, an in­tro­duc­tory of­fer by Shangri-la called “Dis­cover Colombo” in­cludes the Sun­set Her­itage City Walk which explores the colo­nial charm of his­toric Colombo in­clud­ing a tuk-tuk street shopping sa­fari for hid­den gems and lo­cal din­ing.

The ho­tel’s five restau­rants would quickly en­sure that it builds it­self as the hub in the city’s so­cial and din­ing scene for some time to come. Bars and lounges of­fer an ex­ten­sive se­lec­tion in­clud­ing in­no­va­tive menus in­ter­na­tional cui­sine, al fresco din­ing and live en­ter­tain­ment. An ocean-view swim­ming pool and bar over­look­ing Galle Face Green are ic­ing on the cake.

Pre­mier Ocean View room at Shangri-la Ho­tel Colombo

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