Hotel and City Information

We are excited to be going to Manila, Philippines in September 2020. Please check back soon for more information about this vibrant city. We had a fantastic time in Colombo – please read more about the city below.

About Colombo

Colombo is Sri Lanka‘s bustling commercial hub. It is located on the country’s west coast and with a population of between 800,000 and one million, it is by far the country’s biggest city, as well as the most developed in Sri Lanka.

The city is a jarring mix of old and new, with a central cluster of high-rise office blocks and hotels overshadowing red-tiled colonial-era buildings and sprawling street markets which overflow with high-piled fruit and vegetables, colourful silks and cottons, and deliciously fragrant spices. On its crowded streets stand places of worship, symbolic of Sri Lanka‘s multi-ethnic heritage: graceful Buddhist viharas (temples), for instance, stand close to extravagant temples encrusted with Hindu statuary, along with Muslim mosques with minarets scattered along Colombo’s streets.

Colombo's colourful street markets, colonial-era buildings, museums and galleries, churches, mosques and temples, and the lovely Viharamahadevi Park with it beautiful trees, makes it a great place to explore on foot.

Thank you to Lakpura for their overview. Learn more about tours and Colombo here.

For anyone interested in a pre-event or post-event tourist tour, please see the following options that are on offer.

Hotel info

The Shangri-La Hotel Colombo is set in the enchanting capital of Sri Lanka - a precious jewel in the Indian Ocean, with a glittering cultural heritage and a long, proud history.

The hotel benefits from a prime location by the sea that is in the heart of the business district and buzzing social hotspot. A personal tropical sanctuary that is for escaping the city, it offers some of the finest, modern accommodation in the country.

An exciting new dining and social scene has come to life around the hotel's outstanding group of restaurants and bars, and the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge is the largest of its kind in Colombo.

To meet the needs of Colombo's dynamic business community, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, is pleased to offer the largest and extensive hotel conference and event facilities in the region, which can cater to up to 2,000 guests.

Colombo is the gateway city to discovering the rich culture, wildlife, mountains and beaches that make Sri Lanka so unique. Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is the stopover for travellers going to the sister properties in Hambantota, which is in southeastern Sri Lanka, and Villingili in the Maldives.


To take advantage of the special accommodation rate please book before 16 September 2019 and follow the steps below:

  • Click here for the customised booking link.
  • Select the dates you require accommodation, the number of rooms and number of people per room.
  • Press Select.
  • You will then be given room options


Room Option Single Occupancy Rate
Cost below are in USD
Double Occupancy Rate
Cost below are in USD

Deluxe Lake View

155 per night plus taxes

165 per night plus taxes

Executive Suite 240 per night plus taxes 240 per night plus taxes
Included in the room rate:
  • Breakfast buffet at the Table One Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee making facilities in the room
  • 24-hour access to the fully equipped gym
  • 49 inch LED television with excellent selection of international channels
  • Complimentary WiFi

Alternatively, guests can make their bookings directly on the Shangri-La website using the Group Code: AMA210918

1) Go to the Shangri-La website.

2) Select the appropriate hotel and enter all the necessary stay requirements like check-in date, check-out date, number of rooms, adults and children.

3) Under the "Special Rate" area, select "Group Code" and enter the Group Code.

4) Click the Check Availability button to continue.

5) If all the search criteria are correct and rooms are still available for the group, the group rate will be returned in the availability search result. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking.

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