President opens Shangri-La hotel Colombo

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday opened the Shangri-La Hotel built in front of Galle Face. This hotel is another stride in the expansion of the facilities for the tourists coming to Colombo. This is the 101st hotel of the chain of Shangri-La Hotels world-wide. The hotel consists of the fine and modern accommodation in the country, with 500 luxurious guest rooms and suites, and 41 serviced apartments. The President cut the ribbon, unveiled the plaque and opened the hotel. He wrote a note in the special guests’ book and observed the surrounding from the observation room on the 32nd floor. Shangri-La Asia Company Chairman Hui Kuok presented a special memento to the President at this occasion. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Ministers John Amaratunga, Mangala Samaraweera, Shangri-La Asia Chief Executive Officer Lim Beng Chee and Shangri La Sri Lanka Director Sajad Mawzoon were among those participated in this occasion. Picture by Sudath Silva

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