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Long Service Awards at Cinnamon Grand Colombo
Cinnamon Grand Colombo recognized and rewarded dedication and loyalty at the recently held Long Service Awards. The ceremony, held at the hotel’s Oak Room was a tribute to associates who have completed five, ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty five and thirty years of service at the hotel, treating the associates and their families to a grand buffet dinner and drinks followed by an after party in a true celebration of loyalty and excellence. Notably, Mr. B. D. Collas from Housekeeping and Mr. K. D. Sarathchandra from Human Resource has been a part of the Cinnamon Grand team for over thirty years.
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Cinnamon Grand wins ‘JK IDOL’ at JK Talent Night 2013
Congratulations to Cinnamon Grand’s Drama Team for winning the esteemed title of ‘JK IDOL’ as well as being category winners for Drama at the JK Talent Night held on the 25th March 2013. M K Maduranga, P N Wijewardena, H M Ariyawanse, Nushan Indeewara, R C P Christopher and J M C Sukumal Fernando - we are proud of you. In an entertaining and thought provoking mime drama titled ‘A Day’, the act conveyed a social commentary on contemporary reality. Cinnamon Grand is also proud of our singing and dancing stars, Shehan Wanigasekera, B G Chanaka Ishantha Beligolla, Ashen Madurawela, R M A Priyadarshana, Khiara Samsudeen, L M De Silva and A D Ransiri, who made it to the finals through tough competition and put on quite the show. We are also proud of our General Manager Rohan Karr for all his advice and support, Manager Marketing Communications and Sustainability, Tharika, for being the creative brain behind the campaign, her team which helped her with all collateral, all CG volunteers who helped make the night a success and the entire CG team for their backing and cheering. JK Talent Night, organized by a team from the John Keells Manager’s Forum was held with the intention of providing employees of JKH Business Units the opportunity to shine and celebrate their talents.
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Congratulations also to Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s talented singers and dancers who made it through to the finals of the JK Talent Night and put on quite the show. We are proud of you.
Top L: Shehan Wanigasekera
Top R: B G Chanaka Ishantha Beligolla
Bottom: Ashen Madurawela, R M A Priyadarshana, Khiara Samsudeen, L M De Silva, A D Ransiri
Congratulations to the Cinnamon Grand Colombo Drama Team for winning the Drama Category and overall ‘JK IDOL’ award. You have done us proud and we wish you all the best for your future endeavours.
L-R: M K Maduranga ,P N Wijewardena, H M Ariyawanse ,Nushan Indeewara ,R C P Christopher, J M C Sukumal Fernando
JK Talent Night, organized by the John Keells Manager’s Forum was held with the intention of providing employees of JKH Business Units the opportunity to shine and celebrate their talents, so as to enable personal growth as well as move one step closer to stardom. The semi-finals of the event, held on the 18th of February at Cinnamon Grand’s Oak Room saw 59 applications for three categories (Singing, Dancing, Drama), totaling 150 participants from all JKH Business Units, vying for a spot in the finals. The Grand Finale, held on the 25th of March, also at the Oak Room saw 73 contestants, totaling 23 acts, battling it out to win the prestigious title of ‘JK Idol’ and walk away with the grand prize. Both the semi-final and finals were judged by a panel of industry professionals.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s Tao restaurant has a Margarita Bar with a wide range of fruity, frozen, frosted and flavoured options. Available daily from 7:00 PM - 12:00 midnight, you can elevate your evening with the delectable zests of strawberry, blueberry, passion, peach, mix berry and grape, to name a few.
Call (011) 2 497369 for reservations.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo offers the unique service of 24 hour Breakfast to order, so that you can enjoy the day’s most important meal, at any time! No matter what time zone you are travelling from and irrespective of what time it is in Sri Lanka, you can indulge in a complete breakfast, in the comfort of your room. Choose from a Continental, American or Sri Lankan breakfast, or order off the a’la-carte breakfast menu which includes waffles, pancakes, eggs any style and sandwiches, to name a few.
At Colombo’s largest and most versatile ballroom, grandeur comes as standard. With interiors that include amber chandeliers and oak wood panels, a seating capacity of 800 people, flexible layouts using operable partitions and tailor made set ups and seating arrangements, it is the ideal venue for your dream wedding.
Call our Banquets team on (011) 2 497347 for more information.