Guide to Sri Lanka

Conde Nast Traveler recently published an interesting article titled ‘Guide to Sri Lanka’; featuring a range of topics useful to any traveler, from information on where to stay and where to eat to information on visas and travel advice. The article promotes Sri Lanka as a ‘beautiful island where there is a place and pursuit to suit everyone.’
Among the exotic, luxurious and stylish properties that were featured in the ‘Where to Stay’ category, we are proud to know that Cinnamon Grand Colombo was the only city hotel that was recommended for travelers visiting Colombo.
The link below will direct you to the ‘Guide to Sri Lanka.’ Have a read and experience it for yourself.

Let’s face it - at the end of the day, no one’s got your back quite like your mom does. Despite the differences in opinion, the unbridgeable generation gap, the annoying rules and regulations and the strident dinner table controversies, we all know that no one will ever love us the way she does. Show her this year that ‘moms the word’ - and always will be!

Today is International World Water Day. 2013 has been designated as the UN International Year of Water Cooperation, in recognition that Water Cooperation is essential to strike a balance between different needs and priorities and that this precious resource needs to be shared equitably. More importantly, this is a day to create awareness on water as a limited resource which is facing dire threats and needs to be protected.

So be water wise and use carefully.

Cinnamon Grand Colombo treated 40 children to a morning at Nuga Gama for a fun filled awareness session on caring for the environment. Under the theme ‘For the love of the planet’, the session focused on inculcating in children the importance of making daily choices that impact the earth positively, in a fun and accessible manner. The session was hosted by Cinnamon Grand in association with the EarthWatch page on the Funday Times, as part of the hotel’s efforts towards making knowledge and learning fun and accessible to children. See some feedback in this regard…

How about a culinary voyage around the world tonight?

Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s Tao lays out an epic fusion feast to appease the epicurean in you, with seven starters, three soups, seven main courses and seven desserts. Call 011 2 497361/2 for reservations.

If you have a Golfer in the family, then you know what you get for the birthday this year…

More than 101 cake designs to choose from including sports memorabilia, cartoon characters, action heroes and girlie delights….call Cinnamon Grand Colombo's cake desk now on 0112497303 or 0773 956324.

Sri Lanka’s first 5 star South Indian restaurant Chutneys at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo will host a special Thai Pongal counter for restaurant diners on the auspicious day. Chutneys will become a shrine for culture, draped in sugar canes, flowers and kolums, offering the perfect ambiance for family celebrations and authentic South Indian food. Guests who order lunch or dinner off the a la carte menu will be invited to indulge in the festive table which will dish out a mix of traditional sweets and savouries, including Chakkarai pongal (milk, sugar rice), Bellam pongal (jaggery rice), Aval pongal (habalapethi), Ven pongal (mung dhal with rice), Rawa pongal (semolina rice), Jaggery kiribath (proper ponghal rice), Aval, Kadala, Vadai, Modham and Susiam.

Call 2497361/2 or 2497372 for reservations