Inspiration of the Week – Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo
Colombo is exactly like its fabled spices – warm, deeply complex and completely unforgettable. A wedding here in the city’s idyllic vistas is a wonderful introduction to the land once called Serendib – it’s not only blessed with nature’s bounty but also its outstanding hospitality.
Set in the heart of its entertainment district is a property that amazes with striking views of the Indian Ocean. Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, a personal tropical sanctuary, is a world away from the hustle-bustle of the city, it defines a new level of luxury. With some of the finest, most modern accommodation in the country, the hotel boasts 500 plush guest rooms including the exclusive Horizon Club Rooms and 41 serviced apartments. While its outstanding group of restaurants and bars, promise a gastronomic tour, Shangri-La’s world-renowned CHI, The Spa will make you want to stay there forever!
A ‘Big Fat Indian Wedding’ will fit comfortably here in the hotel’s stunning event spaces that include a pillar-less ballroom that can seat up to 1440 guests, a junior ballroom that seats 380 guests and an outdoor lawn partially covered with a marquee.
Our Editors have put together a Mood Board for an elaborate wedding at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo featuring the crystalline waters of the Indian Ocean, a gorgeous mint lehenga by Mrunalini Rao of Evoluzione, suspended ‘all pink’ decor elements, and the hotel’s lush manicured lawn.