Opening of the Galadari Grand Ballroom
COLOMBO: Galadari Hotel Colombo officially opened the Grand Ballroom
on September 14, which was closed for nine years for renovations due to
the bomb attack in 1996.
General Manager, Sampath Siriwardana said that it would not have been
possible to make this project a success without the loyal guests who
have enjoyed the comforts of the Galadari Hotel. He also thanked the
Board of Directors (Galadari Brothers) who are based in Dubai.
There are several specialities regarding this Ballroom. Starting off
with, it has a "water wall" built inside the Ballroom. Also the panels
which leads to the Ballroom, dance floor can be removed.
Crystal chandeliers imported from Italy embellished the ceiling which
did alighten the Grand Ballroom. The Ballroom offers the facility of
sound proof walls. The walls were adored in a rich shade of cream and
gave a stunning effect.
The Galadari Hotel consists of 450 rooms and guests can entertain
themselves at the "Karaoke" lounge and "Gatsbys" night club.
The overall impression in the Galadari Ballroom is one of elegance
and grandeur, which has been created by the use of vivid decor.
Star Class banquet facilities from Continental
COLOMBO: Say "I do" at the warmest heart in Sri Lanka Ceylon
Continental Hotel for the biggest day in your life. The hotel would make
it a fairy tale wedding!!! Glamorous venues with outstanding services to
make your occasion memorable all life long assures the versatile General
Manager, Anil jayemanne.
Cat's Eye Ballroom
Experience the ambience and the breathtaking view of Sri Lanka's most
breathtaking location, situated at the Rooftop of the Ceylon
Continental. The carpet of the Cat's Eye Ballroom has now been replaced
with a brand new, graceful and extremely attractive carpet imported from
Britain, with a capacity for 200 guests.
The Continental's most spacious and luxurious Banquet Venue.
Perfectly suited to hold any event that demands glamour and uniqueness.
Situated in the Lobby level of the hotel, with a 500-guests capacity.
The underground Ballroom with elegant Chandeliers and glamorous tiled
floor. The outcome of your celebration will be simply magnificent. The
moonstone could accommodate 200 guests.
Fifteen years of Great Food at Great Wall
COLOMBO: Great Wall Restaurant, Bambalapitiya celebrated its 15th
anniversary yesterday on a grand style. The celebrations will go on
until the end of September.
In the heart of Colombo amidst the busy city environment on Galle
Road, Bambalapitiya stands the Great Wall Restaurant with an aura of
authenticity. This unique restaurant dedicates itself to authentic
Chinese cuisine, not just by the claim but in reality.
It has stood the test of time serving delicious authentic Chinese
food for over one and a half decades. This year it celebrates 15 years
of service to a wide cross section of customers.
Great Wall Restaurant is an ISO Certified Restaurant in Sri Lanka.
This is a great strength that helps them achieve their vision to be one
of the biggest chains of Chinese restaurants in Sri Lanka.
Great Wall Restaurant employs a full time expert Chinese chef flown
in from China who takes care of the preparation of authentic Chinese
food, with the assistance of a dedicated and well trained staff.
Great Wall has two air conditioned Chinese Restaurants at Galle Road,
Bambalapitiya and at Jayantha Weerasekera Mawatha, Colombo 10. They also
operate two Take Away Food outlets in both these addresses, as well as a
Food Court at Majestic City -- 'Great Lantern'.
Echo- truly Italian every way
The Cinnamon Grand Colombo has launched Echo, an up market Italian
restaurant that brings new flair and flavour to the City's gastronomic
Doing the honours will be Master Chef Sgroi Giuseppe who brings with
him a wealth of experience and an innovative blend of ideas to serve
authentic Italian fare at its best.
The restaurant, located on the first level of the newly opened
Angsana City Club & Spa seats over 70 people and is open for both lunch
Echo, in keeping with its trendy name echoes everything Italian, and
the extensive menu and wine list puts it on par with some of the best
restaurants serving authentic Italian cuisine in the world.
The large offering, include nine anti pasti (the Italian term for
starters), 12 preparations of pasta and risotto, eight types of pizzas,
speciality fish and meat dishes and a delightful array of desserts.
Sleek modern interiors in bold red and black, soft overhead pendent
lights and trendy decor adds to its appeal factor.
The best part about Echo, as it rightly should be, however, is that
it offers a delightful variety of regional Italian cuisine, that is sure
to have a great following! The menu, has enough for the adventurous
gourmet as well as the curious diner.
Thus on the one hand, there are simple special ties such as Calamari
Friti Con Salsa Alla Diavola: Golden Fried Crispy Squid Rings Served
with Spicy Tomato Sauce to the more elaborate Ossobuco Alla Milanes:
Braised Veal Served with Saffron Risotto and Parmesan shavings.
Laugfs enters Hotel Industry
Chain of restaurants to cater to motorists:
COLOMBO: Laugfs Holdings Limited has entered the Hotel
industry through their sister company, Laugfs Leisure Limited. This
concept was introduced by Chairman, Laugfs Holdings Limited, W.K.H.
Wagapitiya and Managing Director Tilak Perera.
According to Aruna Jayalath, General Manager, Laugfs, their idea of
developing this chain of Chinese restaurants named "Jade" is to make
available authentic Chinese cuisine to more people in and outside
As they are already holding prime property in Colombo where their
Fuel Marts are situated, it is a small step to upgrade them with a
Laugfs Sunup Super market and a Jade restaurant to cater to every need
of the motorists. The chefs at Jade restaurants are experts in Chinese
cuisine and only authentic ingredients are used in preparation of the
The courteous and friendly staff is also highly trained with
experience in star-class hotel. Their first restaurant with seating
capacity of 80 guests was opened at Jubilee Post Junction, Nugegoda,
recently and has got popular within a short period.
The second will be opened in the near future in Maharagama. Laugfs
Leisure Limited is planning to open five restaurants in and around
Colombo. They are also planning to go into the small luxury hotel
concept by next year. They have got some property located in scenic
locations in Chilaw, Sigiriya and Deep South.
Jade restaurants promote the idea of family restaurants and therefore
their projected restaurants will not be serving any liquor.
However there is a variety of delicious 'mocktails' consisting of
tasty fruit juice and other non-alcoholic beverages in varying
combinations to offer guests, says Aruna Jayalath who is a Hotel School
Graduate with over 24 years of hoteliering experience. Before joining
Laugfs, he was the Resident Manager of Koggla Beach Hotel.
Travel Go Guide:
Mid Autumn Food Fest
The Chinese create the most extraordinary food for the most ordinary
Then, imagine the delectable fare for their most extraordinary
festival. Words certainly serve no justice.
Celebrate the Autumn Food Festival and thrill with honey-fried crab,
chicken in chilli-sour-sauce, cuttlefish sauteed with zha-cai and many
more delectable delicacies found only during this greatest Chinese
festival during September and October at the Long Feng Restaurant at
Trans Asia Hotel.
Pizza Promo at UBG
Enjoy gourmet pizza at the Union Bar & Grill of the Colombo Hilton
from the September 25 to October 15. As any food critic will tell you
Italian food at the UBG is exceptional, during the promotion the
talented chef Kumar and his team will create authentic gourmet pizzas
with delicious cheese and rich toppings.
Executive Chef Kumar states "pizza lovers are welcome to select their
own favourite toppings, be it olives, salty anchovies, grilled
vegetables or prosciutto".
"Pizza will be available all day during the promotion and there will
be discounts offered on selected beers at the Union Bar," said the Food
& Beverage Manager, Gajendran.
"Another unique feature with the pizza promotion at the Hilton
Colombo Residence is that we personalise our pizza for the health
conscious by creating a thin and crispy base with low calorie toppings,"