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Galadari Colombo spearheads renovation

by damith
February 11, 2024 1:02 am 0 comment 562 views

(From L) Galadari Hotel Colombo Financial Controller Upali Perera, General Manager Sampath Siriwardena and Head of Marketing and Business Development Anuradha Wickramanayaka at the media briefing.

The management of Galadari Colombo launched the hotel’s US$ 33.5 million phase one refurbishment project at a press briefing held in Colombo last week

“The new brand launch will take place by May, 2025 which is a peak season,” said Galadari Colombo General Manager Sampath Siriwardena.

The General Manager thanked the owner and Chairman of Galadari Group, Mohammed Galadari for his investment in this massive renovation project.

He also expressed his gratitude to his staff, some of whom have been with Galadari Colombo for over 35 years, for their unwavering dedication and delivery of excellent service. “Our employees are our software,” he added.

In May,2023 Galadari Hotels Lanka PLC entered into a Hotel Development Services Agreement (HDSA) and a Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) with Radisson Hotels Asia Pacific Investments Pte. Ltd with a view to engage with Multinational Hotelier, Radisson Hotels.

Recently, Galadari Hotels Lanka PLC successfully signed an agreement with the Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka as the first step towards the property’s refurbishment process.

The property will go through a total transformation which will enable the hotel to set new standards solidifying its high competitiveness in the industry. A world-renowned architectural company based in Hong Kong overlooks the overall designing process of the property.

The first phase, which includes a project cost estimated at USD 33.5 million will include 196 rooms, restaurant outlets, guest lobby and common areas and a completely revamped hotel facade. The 2nd phase is expected tocommence one year after the completion of phase 1.

The BOI signoff is the first of a series of events that will be taking place as the hotel starts its new journey, which will lead to the engagement with Radisson Hotels to manage Galadari Colombo under the new brand name “Radisson Blu Hotel Galadari Colombo”.

This paradigm shift will give the property an entirely new facelift. Complete with the most elegant rooms in the city topped with high-end restaurants and banquet venues, the property will soon be offering an entirely unique hospitality experience.

This transformational journey will be the dawn of a new and exciting venture for Galadari Colombo.

As of now, Galadari Colombo is the only hotel in Sri Lanka to have won the SLIM-Kantar People’s Hotel Brand of the Year award for four consecutive years.

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