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Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa debuts

3 Jun 2016 by Clement Huang

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa has opened on the southern coastline of Sri Lanka.

The 300-room beachfront property lies on the site of a 145-acre former coconut plantation and delivers spectacular views of the Indian Ocean.

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa hospitality

Guestrooms start at a generous 48 sqm, and feature louvered shutters and wooden floors that complement the resort’s surroundings. Bathrooms are accessorised with stone-clad bathtubs and rain showers.

There are 21 suites onsite, which range from 96 to 240 sqm. Each comes with a balcony and is furnished with rattan furniture. Complimentary wifi is available for all guests.

There are four F&B options onsite. Guests can choose from all-day dining at Bojunhala, Southeast Asian flavours at Sera, whiskies at Ulpatha and cocktails at Gimanhala. 

Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa offers a full suite of recreational facilities. The main highlight is the Shangri-La’s Golf and Country Club, which will open in the middle of this month. Designed by renowned golf course designer Rodney Wright, the 18-hole course also delivers beautiful ocean views.

Shangri-La’s Golf and Country Club

Along with the Health Club, where guests can take part in yoga classes, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa also arranges daily outdoor activities, including beach volleyball, mountain biking and jogging. For those that do not wish to break a sweat, the brand’s signature CHI, The Spa offers stress relieving massages, facials and body treatments.

Young guests can visit the resort’s “Cool Zone”, which is a fully supervised kids club. There, they can enjoy activities such as arts and crafts, a drone flying experience and a water park.

The resort is also home to 2,525 sqm of event space. Supported by outdoor pavilions, the ballroom can host up to 1,000 guests. Meanwhile, additional function rooms – Kandy, Hatton and Badulla – can each accommodate 100 or more guests. The smaller venues, Haputale and Nuwara Eliya span 70.5 sqm, which can fit up to 84 persons.

For more information, visit shangrila.com

Clement Huang

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