Granbell Hotel Colombo opens | Sunday Observer

Granbell Hotel Colombo opens

8 May, 2022

The Granbell Hotel Colombo opened its doors last week welcoming visitors  to experience a fusion of Japanese and Sri Lankan hospitality.

The property is owned and managed by a Japanese company, Belluna Co. Ltd, a listed company in the Tokyo Stock exchange.

The Granbell Hotel Colombo, adds to a growing portfolio of properties around the world owned and managed by Belluna. Co. Ltd. The hotel chain includes17 properties in Japan, one in Hawaii, one in the Maldives and two in Sri Lanka.

The chief guest, the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Mizukoshi Hideaki together with several invitees including,  - the Presidentof Belluna Co.Ltd., Kiyoshi Yasuno were also present.

The launch of the hotel is in line with the long-standing friendship between Sri Lanka and Japan, which dates back over 70 years.

The project commenced in 2016 with a foreign direct investment of USD 60 million. The construction work was carried out by Hazama Ando Corporation of Japan and was completed in line with the highest construction standards, combining Japanese architecture and Sri Lankan craftsmanship. Today, the hotel provides a large number of employment opportunities for the local communities, in a post pandemic era, further strengthening the economic revival of the nation.The hotel ensures high-quality Japanese service standards, and operations will be carried out with the strictest attention to detail and efficiency.

With a sustainable design concept with open air corridors, the Granbell Hotel Colombois located in proximity to the Colpetty Railway Station in the heart of Colombo and provides a host of exciting facilities and services. This includes a rooftop infinity pool and bar, gymnasium, spa, yoga, dance studio and an all-day dining restaurant.

The hotel features a mix of Sri Lankan and Japanese design, and elegant interiors that match the coastal surroundings and vistas, promising an ideal island getaway.

Chief Executive Officer of Belluna, Kiyoshi Yasuno said, “The Granbell Hotel Colombo not only looks to become Sri Lanka’s newest city escape, but also to revitalise the overall hospitality industry of the nation.”