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Grand gets ready for Christmas
Teams from Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s Engineering, Housekeeping and Food and Beverage Departments rallied forces to present a truly stunning Christmas at the hotel. Guided by General Manager Rohan Karr’s creative vision, the team pulled together in uniting skill, creativity and hard work, so as to transform the Grand into an epitome of a traditional Christmas. If you’re in Colombo this December, come check out the hard work that went into putting up the grand décor this season…
French Beauty Queens at the Village in the City!
Cinnamon Grand Colombo hosted the reigning Ms. France and 32 beauty queens from the Ms. France tour for lunch at Nuga Gama, the Village in the City. The ladies, in Sri Lanka as part of a Cinnamon tour enjoyed a traditional rural village lunch served up by the Nuga Gama ‘ammes’. They were also entertained by a life size elephant puppet show by Sri Lanka’s leading puppeteer Sulochana Dissanayake, in addition to partaking in traditional activities such as getting their palms read by professional soothsayers.The lunch hosted a contingent of 100 pax including event organizers and media.
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts hosted the Miss France event with 32 regional finalists including the current Miss France 2013 (Miss Universe runner up) touring Sri Lanka from the 16th to the 22nd November 2013. The event generated publicity as well as international exposure for Sri Lanka while enhancing the perception and visibility of the destination as a whole.
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Sri Lanka’s first city hotel to enter the Presidential Awards hall of fame by winning three consecutive Presidential Awards for Travel and Tourism and Colombo’s largest five star property the Cinnamon Grand Colombo turns eight today. Having come a long way since its launch in 2005, the hotel stands strong as one of best hotels in the country, under the leadership of the dynamic General Manager Rohan Karr.
The day started with religious blessings for the hotel and its associates from a Buddhist monk, a Catholic priest, a Hindu priest and a Muslim Moulana. Thereafter, the day was one of pure fun and celebration with all departments decorating their spaces and the hotel’s Grand Café being transformed into a discotheque spinning cool tunes and serving up grand food, for all staff to enjoy and party.
Await pictures of the birthday festivities…
Visit the “The Nuga Gama Shop” (Kade) and have a look at some beautiful Sri Lankan arts and craft sourced from craftsmen engaged in indigenous craft making. The traditional craft products available are made by local craftsmen from all parts of the island, ensuring that endangered craft and skills gain a renaissance and generates a sustainable mode of employment and income.
For more information, please call (011) 2 497468
Graciously appointed and elevated with grand alabaster urns and post-modern chandeliers, the Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s Atrium offers a unique setting for your function. Be it a plush corporate function, family celebration dream wedding, the space which can hold 250 guests, is your ideal location. Call our Banquets team on (077) 372 4724 for more information.
A Grand dinner for CHOGM delegates
Teams from Cinnamon Grand’s Kitchen and Banquets departments worked hard in putting together an outstanding dinner for foreign ministers and delegates of CHOGM 2013 on Friday the 15th November. The proof of the pudding is in the eating, they say, and here’s proof that Cinnamon Grand left their guests with nothing desired!