Mandarina Colombo opens its doors


March 2017| 32 views

The gym and swimming pool on the 11th storey

The gym and swimming pool on the 11th storey

Mandarina Colombo, a  80-room fully serviced business hotel, opened in the bustling capital city. Located along the Galle Road in Kollupitiya, the chic and stylish city hotel is strategically positioned with easy access to many places of interest such as live entertainment hubs, restaurants and healthcare centres.

Mandarina Colombo, which is owned and managed by Macksons Properties is the first of its kind by the Macksons Holdings group. The hotel is designed to offer a unique leisure experience in terms of both business and pleasure. Equipped with spacious and luxurious rooms on 11 floors, Mandarina Colombo offers unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and the city skyline. It is also just 45 minutes away from the Bandaranaike International Airport.

“We are pleased to announce the much awaited opening of our first city hotel, Mandarina Colombo. We believe we have a splendid property in the centre of Colombo and are greatly looking forward to welcoming both Sri Lankan and foreign guests. We are a diversified conglomerate involved in retailing, manufacturing as well as in property development. With this, our newest venture, we hope to make a positive impact in the hospitality industry,” explained Milfer Makeen, Chairman, Macksons Holdings.

Macksons Holdings, a Sri Lankan company with diversified interests is well-known for the renowned brands like Multilac and Macktiles. “Our challenge is to introduce a different culture into the Island’s hospitality industry,” said Mizver Makeen, MD, Macksons Holdings.

Guests at Mandarina Colombo can avail themselves to the hotel’s international-standard amenities, personalised for a comfortable and pleasant stay.  The rooms, which are of worldwide star-class quality, are categorised as Premium, Deluxe and Standard. Each floor includes all three categories of the rooms that overlook amazing views. The needs and comforts of guests have been considered in terms of both in-room features and facilities so that guests can experience a luxurious and comfortable stay.

(L-R): Mizver Makeen, Managing Director, Macksons Holdings; Milfer Makeen, Chairman, Macksons Holdings and Ranga Goonawardena, Director/Chef Executive Officer, Macksons Properties

(L-R): Mizver Makeen, Managing Director, Macksons Holdings; Milfer Makeen, Chairman, Macksons Holdings and Ranga Goonawardena, Director/Chef Executive Officer, Macksons Properties

The Mandarina Colombo rooftop glass-fronted infinity swimming pool with stunning views of the city and the endless ocean, is a refreshing facility offered to its guests. The rooftop is one of the most ideal places for guests to relax and unwind while basking in the tropical sun and enjoying a 360 degree view of the city. The hotel’s gymnasium, furnished with the preferred USA brand ‘Life Fitness’ equipment, overlooks the gleaming swimming pool and provides guests equally amazing views of the scenic surroundings.

Mandarina Colombo’s all-day-dining multi-cuisine restaurant, ‘On the Eleventh’, is a stylish rooftop restaurant located on the 11th floor. Featuring a live action kitchen its contemporary design embodies elegance. Their internationally recognised Sri Lankan Chef, Ivon serves guests to a fine selection of exciting culinary delights. The 24-hour restaurant provides both a buffet and an à la carte dining option, with a magnificent view.

‘Cafe M’, situated at the lobby, is a spacious eatery where guests can enjoy a leisurely snack in privacy. Light meals, hot and cold beverages including a selection of fresh and delicious Italian Molinari coffees are served at the cafe all day to treat its guests. Mandarina Colombo also offers guests 24-hour security, 24-hour medical assistance as well as ample parking facilities.

Ranga Goonewardena, Director and CEO, Macksons Properties said, “This is an exciting new business and we hope to begin work on the second stage of this venture and expand operations in the future. Mandarina Colombo is ready to offer its guests a memorable stay, for both business and pleasure. The property has unique advantages and facilities and we hope we can make a memorable difference in the leusire experience for each and every guest.”

The Mandarina team is strongly committed to upholding the highest standards of quality, service and hospitality to ensure guests are “Mandarina refreshed!”