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One Galle Face in Colombo : Shangri-La Group’s largest venture in South Asia

President Maithripala Sirisena and invitees open One Galle Face. Pic: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe
President Maithripala Sirisena and invitees open One Galle Face. Pic: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe

Sri Lanka’s first internationally developed and managed mixed-use project featuring Colombo’s largest retail mall and newest Grade A office tower - One Galle Face was opened on Friday by President Maithripala Sirisena and Shangri-LaGroup CEO, Lim Beng Chee. The opening ceremony was attended by local dignitaries and industry leaders. The event also marks the first time OGF officially opens its doors to welcome shoppers and tenants to the OGF Mall and OGF Tower.

One Galle Face is the Shangri-La Group’s largest venture to date in South Asia and bears testament to Shangri-La Group’s confidence in Sri Lanka’s potential. OGF Mall and OGF Tower follow the opening of The Residences at One Galle Face and the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo earlier in 2018 and 2017 respectively.

“Shangri-La was one of the first international hotel groups to invest significantly in Sri Lanka’s tourism and commercial sectors nine years ago. We couldn’t be prouder to add a new landmark in Colombo’s city centre. As an integrated lifestyle destination, One Galle Face brings to life a unique all-encompassing live, work, play, and stay concept never experienced before in Sri Lanka.

“This is integrated living at its best, and we are confident that the One Galle Face Mall and One Galle Face Tower will continue to set new standards in Colombo as well as across the country,” said Mr. Lim Beng Chee, Shangri-La Group CEO.

Earlier this year, Shangri-La organised one of Sri Lanka’s largest career fair with thousands of job opportunities available for home-grown talent to join the retail industry. OGF Mall is also be the first mall in Sri Lanka to feature an app-based loyalty programme, helping mall tenants build long-term relationships with their customers.

At 490,000 square feet, the equivalent of eight football pitches, OGF Mall is the largest international mall in Sri Lanka. The seven-storey Mall is home to more than 200 tenants – international as well as local brands. It also caters to every modern lifestyle need from dining, entertainment, beauty, technology and shopping.

Visitors can look forward to several new-to-market brands and concepts that are exclusive to OGF Mall. These include Shangri-La’s proprietary Adventure Zone, the largest immersive play space in Colombo for those aged two to twelve; and Train yard, an innovative, larger-than-life workout hot spot.

Moviegoers can experience Sri Lanka’s largest cineplex operated by PVR Cinemas. The nine-screen multiplex includes the country’s first dedicated kids theatre.

Other international brands making their debut in Sri Lanka at OGF Mall includes Crystal Jade, a Michelin-Star restaurant from Singapore and The Toy Store,a specialty toy store for kids.

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