Shangri-La, Colombo to reopen after deadly Easter terror attacks

The property was one of the three hotels that was hit by a terrorist attack on April 21, 2019

Image courtesy: Shangri-La Colombo
Image courtesy: Shangri-La Colombo

Five-star property Shangri-La, Colombo has announced that it will partially reopen on April 12, 2019, seven weeks after the property was attacked by a suicide bomber on Easter Sunday.

The property was one of the three hotels that was hit by a terrorist attack on April 21, 2019. The other two properties, Cinnamon Grand Hotel and Kingsbury Hotels, reopened earlier. However most of Shangri-La’s sections remained shut.

In a statement online, the property said: “Our team’s passion for service remains undiminished and we look forward to welcoming the public back to Shangri-La Colombo. From Wednesday 12 June 6 pm onwards, popular dining establishments including Sapphyr Lounge, Capital Bar & Grill and Kaema Sutra will reopen for service. Guests will be able to enjoy room stays and Chi, the Spa from Saturday 15 June onwards.”

The group also thanked local authorities and the global community for their “outpouring of support and messages of commendations”.

In honour of the lives lost, the hotel group will be making a donation to the Dialog Foundation. The property said: “In memory of, and to honour, those we lost that day, the Shangri-La Group will be making an initial contribution to the Dialog Foundation – this will help provide medical assistance, counselling, scholarships and vocational training for hundreds of families in Sri Lanka who were impacted.”

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