Celebrations at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort and Spa(SLHT) begin with St Patrick’s Day


Celebrations are a significant factor in bringing out the best in spirit and tradition. St Patrick’s Day is celebrated in many parts of the world, especially by Irish communities and organizations. Marc Schroer, Director Food and Beverage of SLHT states, “a celebration can be a passageway to the most profound aspects of life. It surfaces the enthusiasm and exuberance and respects festivities in many cultures. So we thought we should bring out the Irish in all of us as we start the year with St Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March.”

The three watering holes in the property not only will serve delicious cuisine they are also geared with the famous beverages that bring out the best at all festivities.

Gimanhala deck
Gimanhala Deck

Gimanhala Lounge will have something to hit the spot. Located on the Lobby Level the Gimanhala Lounge offers from sunrise to sunset one of the most sensational views across the resort and out to the Indian Ocean. Also has a Sri Lankan High Tea in the afternoon to signature beverage and dancing to the cover hits of the house band until late. Here the St Patrick’s Day festivities will also be on offer.

Ulpatha doubles as the resort Golf Club House and the centre for sporting, social and recreational excellence. Marc avers, “We have made Ulpatha pretty simple providing a warm and friendly setting throwing in a few great reasons for people to meet, gather, and bring on the festivities of St Patrick’s Day. And it is Friday night which gives you another reason to celebrate.

Ulpatha sports bar A
Ulpatha Sports Bar

The Pool Bar situated by the Sunset Pool too will have much to offer.

Set beside the Indian Ocean and framed by swaying kingcoconut trees, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is located on Sri Lanka’s ancient Spice Route, along the island’s lush, unspoiled Southern coastline. With 145 acres of tropical gardens, there is ample space at this striking new property for guests to unwind within the spectacular surroundings, and make the most of the impressive facilities. Most notable include CHI, Ayurveda Spa which focuses on Ayurveda treatments, three swimming pools, an 18-hole golf course, a unique Artisan Village celebrating local arts and crafts and an array of al fresco dining options.

Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently owns and/or manages 98 hotels under the Shangri-La brand with a room inventory of over 40,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services, and are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.