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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…
Did you know that Cinnamon Grand Colombo has a Hospitality Lounge where you can freshen up and relax until your room is ready, should you arrive earlier than scheduled? Equipped with a shower, flat screen tv, board games, a selection of reading materials and tea/coffee, we have thought to everything to make sure you are comfortable.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo won the prestigious Chairman’s Award for Sustainability at the JK Chairman’s Awards 2012/13. Here we see the hotel’s Head of Sustainability Tharika Goonathilake with the other recipients who were recognized at the event for their exemplary achievements.