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Hilton Colombo’s Chefs emerge First Runners-Up at Bocuse d’Or Sri Lankan finals

The two winners Vinura De Silva and Kumarasiri Rohana with General Manager Rudolf Troestler

Hilton Colombo’s young and talented chef Kumarasiri Rohana and his Apprentice Vinura De Silva secured the first runners-up positions at the recently concluded Bocuse d’Or Sri Lankan finals where 19 culinary teams comprising of Chef and Apprentice took part in...
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Jaffna Heritage Hotel for a true taste of Jaffna

Adorned with a rich local heritage, embellished with a subtle hint of Colonial splendour, the Jaffna Heritage Hotel is a boutique hotel in the heart of the historic city. The hotel, ideally placed a few yards away from the Nallur Kandasamy Kovil...
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Peacock Beach Hotel hosts the South African Team

Peacock Beach Hotel the “Official Hotel of Sri Lanka Cricket in Hambantota” accommodated the South African team and the Ten Sports Media crew during the South Africa Tour of Sri Lanka which was held in Hambantota. The South Africa team...
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Heritance Ahungalla awarded the Best Culinary Team in Sri Lanka

Photograph of the Most Outstanding Culinary Team – Heritance Ahungalla

Heritance Ahungalla, emerged as the Most Outstanding Culinary Team in Sri Lanka after competing against both international and domestic star-class city and resort hotels at the 15th Culinary Art Competition organised by the Chefs Guild of Sri Lanka. Heritance Kandalama...
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The Kingsbury hosts the launch of Tequila Corralejo in Sri Lanka

(L-R): Mrs Dissanayake, Sunil Dissanayake, Director General Manager – The Kingsbury, Sunil Manocha, Paul Topping, Group Director – Flemingo International, Jaime Nualart, the Ambassodor of Mexico, Mohan Pandithage, Chairman – Hayleys Group, Dayal Fernando, Director Operations – The Kingsbury and Iyantha Abeysinghe, Food and Beverage Manager – The Kingsbury

Catering to consumer demand for international beverages, the launch of Mexico’s famed Tequila Corralejo in Sri Lanka took place recently at The Kingsbury Sky Lounge. The occasion was graced by Mohan Pandithage, Chairman – Hayleys Group, Paul Topping, Group Director –...
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Award winning cosmonaut at ‘Michelle’

Vladimir Afanasiyevich and his wife seen here being greeted by Front Office Executive Shyanaka Munasinghe

USSR’s twice heroic cosmonaut Vladimir Afanasiyevich and his wife recently spent a week at “Michelle” Boutique Hotel in Balapitiya...
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Mobitel unveils SIM-based NFC technology

Launching SIM-based NFC technology recently, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel earned itself yet another first in the industry. Opting to pay by tapping one’s phone which has been installed with a NFC-enabled SIM card is gaining popularity across the world. NFC...
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Back to nature at Kumbukgas Mankada

The laidback atmosphere of the villa

A stylish holiday villa set in a quiet rural area, within sight of the Sigiriya rock fortress and Pidurangala cave temple is a 30 minute drive to the ancient Dambulla rock and cave temple. The Minneriya National Park and the...
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88-88 Quiz Night – a floating affair

Quiz Night at 8° on the lake

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo hosted its very first “rib tickling” quiz night at the hotel’s unique floating venue – 8° on the lake. The night was filled with an aura of good humour, stimulating questions for all ages and exciting giveaways....
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The Kingsbury welcomes Isla Grant and Al Grant

Isla Grant and Al Grant in the centre with the crew, Dayal Fernando, Director Operations, Denesh Silva, Head of Marketing & Sales, Laxman Dissanayake, Front Office Manager, Dinithi Somarathne, Corporate Communications & PR Manager and Ralston Goonetilleke, Promotions Manager Gold FM/Sun FM

The Kingsbury recently had the privilege of welcoming two of the most celebrated country music artists, Isla Grant and Al Grant. Isla Grant is a Scottish contemporary country singer whose popularity extends from the United Kingdom and Ireland to New...
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