Shangri-La Colombo is a 5-star hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Owned by Shangri-La Hotels,[1] the property is part of the larger One Galle Face development project at the site of the Old Army Headquarters. It is the second Shangri-La hotel on the island (after Shangri-La's Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa) and the 101st hotel of the chain of Shangri-La Hotels world-wide.[6] The hotel was opened on 11 November 2017. The property has 500 rooms, and has room to accommodate up to 2,000 conference guests.[7]

Shangri La Colombo
Shangri-La Colombo as part of the One Galle Face complex
Shangri-La Colombo is located in Central Colombo
Shangri-La Colombo
Location in central Colombo
General information
Location1 Galle Road, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka
Coordinates6°55′41″N 79°50′41″E / 6.927961°N 79.844670°E / 6.927961; 79.844670
Opening16 November 2017
OwnerShangri-La Hotels (90%)[1]
ManagementTimothy Wright
Technical details
Floor count31
Design and construction
Architect(s)Chao Tse Ann & Partners
MICD Associates
Handel Architects
LRF Designers
Other information
Number of rooms500[1]
Number of suites34
Number of restaurants5
Number of bars2

2019 Easter Sunday bombings


The Shangri-La was one of three sites of the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings along with the Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand Colombo.[8] Sri Lankan celebrity chef Shantha Mayadunne and her daughter were among the fatalities.[9] Sri Lankan cricketer Hasitha Boyagoda was having breakfast in the hotel when the bombing took place. He escaped with only minor injuries.[10] Three of the four children of Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen were killed in the attack.[11]


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  2. ^ "Shangri-La Colombo appoints GM, Sales and Marketing Director". Daily News Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Shangri-La Residences debuts in Colombo". Sunday Times Sri Lanka. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  4. ^ "The Development Team". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Shangri-La Hotel Colombo". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "President opens Shangri-La Hotel". The Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka). Wijeya Newspapers. 16 November 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Your Shangri-La Story". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Three more explosions Kingsbury, Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand". Daily News. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Veteran Chef Shantha Mayadunne has died in the explosion at the Shangri-La Hotel". Hiru News. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  10. ^ "'I'll never forget the scene' - Shanaka revisits Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday horror". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  11. ^ Gettleman, Jeffrey; Schultz, Kai; Mashal, Mujib; Goldman, Russell (27 April 2019). "Two Super-Rich Families Ended Up on Opposite Sides of Easter Attacks". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 27 April 2019.