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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
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