<strong>Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Colombo Wins Big at Sri Lanka Tourism Expo 2022</strong>

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Colombo Wins Big at Sri Lanka Tourism Expo 2022

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo crowned Overall Champions

Colombo, Wednesday 30th 2022: Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Colombo sector, led by Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo were adjudged Overall Champions at the recently concluded Sri Lanka Tourism Expo 2022. The competition organized by the Alumni Association of Tourism Economics and Hospitality Management (Alumni ATEHM) and the Tourism Study Programs, Department of Economics, University of Colombo with the Strategic Partnership of One Galle Face Mall and the industry partnership with the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO), was held at One Galle Face from the 17-20 November. The primary objective of the Expo was to create a strong platform for tourism stakeholders to get together and find collective solutions to uplift the tourism industry.

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo emerged Overall Champions with a total award haul of one Gold Excellence Trophy, 11 Gold Medals, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze Medal. M.Dhanushka Wijayarathne and G.Ushan Sajindra Jayaweera won the Gold Excellence Trophy for their unmatched live cooking skills while 9 gold Medals were won for Live Cooking, Dress the Cake, Cake Structures and Classic Cocktail making. Two further gold medals were won by the Engineering Department for their “Most Innovative Engineering Trolley” and by Angelo Reyhart who was adjudged the “Best Front Office Agent”. The three silver medals were won in the Dress the Cake competition and for the “Most Decorative Bed” created by N.K Sumathirathna of the Housekeeping Department, while the Bronze also came in the Classic Cocktail competition.

Cinnamon Red Colombo’s Samidu Rohan won a silver medal in the Flaring Cocktails competition while Lasitha Nilanga won a bronze in the Dress the Cake competition.

Meanwhile, the dynamic Mixologists at Cinnamon Grand Colombo walked away with several awards in the Cocktail competition as well, including Kumar Shanker who won Gold and an award for Outstanding Mixologist, and Sam Rangala and Dilara Gunasekara who both won Silver. Mangala N Munasinghe won the Outstanding Chef award for the Cake Structure category while Sujitha Lavanya also won gold in the same category. In the “Dress the Cake” competition W.G.N Bandara won the Outstanding Chef award while Saliya Wijemuni and W.A.R Duminda won gold. Overall Runners-Up Cinnamon Grand Colombo also won two silver medals in the live cooking competition.

About Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is a diverse chain of hotels spanning Sri Lanka and the Maldives and a member of John Keells Holdings PLC, one of the largest listed conglomerates in Sri Lanka, with diverse interests in sectors ranging from Leisure, Transportation, Property, Consumer Food & Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, and Business Process Operations to Plantations.

This pioneering hotel chain was launched at the World Travel Market in London on 14 November 2005. Since its launch, it has come to represent a uniquely Cinnamon experience and has steadily risen to become the leading choice for travelers in Sri Lanka. The Cinnamon brand boasts a portfolio of vibrant and modern hotels, colourful and inspiring, unswerving hospitable and committed to satisfying our patron’s varied and discerning needs.

Located in the heart of the city, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo offers tranquil getaways in its unique offering of a ‘Resort in the City’ with expansive lakefront and garden views. Unveiling elegance and grandeur is Colombo’s most luxurious, modern, and truly ‘grand’ city hotels, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, located near Colombo’s Galle Face Green, overlooking views of the majestic Indian ocean and upcoming Port City. To complete the city collection is the first of its kind in South Asia, Cinnamon Red Colombo. Walking distance to shopping centers, historical sites and nightlife precincts of Colombo, this pioneering addition to the Cinnamon City Hotel collection embodies the ‘Lean Luxury’ concept. Inspired by the arts and modern design, panoramas of Colombo’s cityscape and of course the innovative food and beverage options within the property, Cinnamon Red is the popular choice for urbanites and tech enthused travelers.   

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