SHANGRI-LA’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, opening on June 1, will be the first internationally-branded luxury resort to be built in developing Hambantota, located on Sri Lanka’s southern coastline.
With the town of Hambantota a distance away from Colombo International Airport, Shangri-La provides a 25-seater private luxury coach transfer. Guests can also choose to arrive at the closer Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport – located 35km from the resort – via Fly Dubai, and Rotana Jet, as well as domestically via Cinnamon Air and Sri Lankan Airlines.
Spanning over 18ha, the 300-key beachfront Hambantota Resort & Spa, inclusive of 26 suites, features lush tropical gardens, an 18-hole golf course, an artisan village and a variety of adventure options.
F&B outlets include all-day diner Bojun Hala, hawker-style eateries Sera, oceanfront Beach Grill restaurant, as well as lounge spots Giman Hala, 19th Hole Bar and the Lobby Lounge.
For facilities, Shangri-La’s signature CHI Spa is available, highlighting the region’s famed Ayurvedic treatments, as well as a gym, dive centre, 30-metre lap pool, freeform pool, tennis court and retail offerings.
Also on site is a multi-purpose events space spanning over 2,525m2, designed for hosting conferences, meetings, and weddings, while a variety of smaller function rooms and outdoor pavilions cater to a range of events requirements.
Hambantota Resort & Spa is the first of two Shangri-La hotels under development in Sri Lanka and the group’s third resort in the Indian Ocean. The second hotel – Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – is slated to open in 2017.