The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa welcomed 23 finalists of the Miss Universe China pageant touring Sri Lanka. The finalists chose Sri Lanka as their destination getaway, following the regional selections that culminated to the Grand Finale of the Miss Universe China pageant held in Shanghai.
Accompanying the contingent was Yue-Sai Khan, the Chinese American Emmy-winning television host and producer. The Miss Universe China is organised by Yue-Sai Khan Productions.
“The Sri Lanka tour is the first overseas trip Miss Universe China has embarked on with all of the final contestants. We look at it not only as a holiday but as a great experience for the girls to get a glimpse of what Miss China’s role entails as a cultural ambassador who represents their own country as well as in learning and embracing all new cultures,” stated Yue.
Commenting on the Ceylon Hotels Corporation’s involvement in the tour itinerary Omer Idroos, Assistant Director Sales – Ceylon Hotels Corporation noted, “we partnered with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts and Sri Lankan Airlines in this endeavour, so that together we can project the destination and the brands in this market effectively.”
The ladies were treated to a signature ‘Rice and Curry Luncheon’ prepared with fresh local ingredients by master chef Thusitha, and was complimented by inherent Sri Lankan hospitality and an exceptional level of service that is synonymous with the Ceylon Hotels Corporation (CHC) properties.