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Shan­non Creado, Area Di­rec­tor Sales & Mar­ket­ing, Anan­tara Re­sorts, Sri Lanka, throws light on how Sri Lanka is gain­ing pop­u­lar­ity as a MiCE des­ti­na­tion

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Anan­tara Ka­lu­tara is si­t­u­ated on the south­west coast of the is­land, only a 60-minute drive from down­town Colombo. The ar­chi­tec­turally stun­ning re­sort of­fers a nat­u­rally ex­clu­sive set­ting, with the sa­cred Kalu River on one side and the In­dian Ocean on the other. The ho­tel con­sists of 141 rooms, suites, and pool vil­las that dot the man­i­cured grounds. Fa­cil­i­ties to un­wind in­clude the Anan­tara Spa, an on-site wa­ter sports cen­tre, and fine-din­ing op­tions.

The re­sort re­cently un­veiled its pur­pose-built two-storey meet­ing com­plex com­pris­ing a 630 sqm grand ball­room, three meet­ing rooms in the main build­ing, and ex­pan­sive in­door and outdoor pre-func­tion ar­eas. The floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows max­imise nat­u­ral light and give way to stun­ning sun­sets. A per­fect set­ting for con­fer­ences and events, the ball­room can ac­com­mo­date 400 guests for a re­cep­tion or 350 for ban­quets and meet­ings in a class­room or theatre style. The pil­lar­less ball­room can be di­vided into two equal sound­proof spa­ces, both equipped with mood light­ing and au­dio-vis­ual sys­tems. What makes Sri

MiCE des­ti­na­tion?

Sri Lanka is a beau­ti­ful, year-round MiCE des­ti­na­tion for week­end get­aways, wed­dings, cel­e­bra­tions and more. Given its prox­im­ity to In­dia and easy flight ac­ces­si­bil­ity from across the sub­con­ti­nent, this des­ti­na­tion holds a lot of prom­ise, es­pe­cially given that it is as yet undis­cov­ered by the dis­cern­ing In­dian client. Lanka a boom­ing

There is a plethora of ac­tiv­i­ties pos­si­ble on the south­west coast it­self, to jus­tify choos­ing Sri Lanka over other des­ti­na­tions for any type of event or cel­e­bra­tion. Sri Lanka has a vast ar­ray of at­trac­tions to of­fer to MiCE vis­i­tors through pre and post-tours, team-build­ing and group ex­cur­sions to the lo­cal sights and much more. With nearly 1600 km of a palm-fringed coast­line sur­round­ing the coun­try, Sri Lanka is the ideal des­ti­na­tion for beach­go­ers and those look­ing for wa­ter sports. The ocean around Sri Lanka is home to large fam­i­lies of marine mam­mals, in­clud­ing the blue whale, sperm whale, and dol­phins.

Sri Lanka’s her­itage that the is­lan­ders take pride in is an­other great at­trac­tion. With a his­tory ex­pand­ing over 3000 years, the coun­try has some of the world’s an­cient cities, in­clud­ing five UNESCO World Her­itage Sites. An­other im­por­tant el­e­ment is Sri Lanka’s land­scape and

The re­sort has a two-storey meet­ing com­plex com­pris­ing a 630 sqm grand ball­room

Shan­non Creado

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