Global Wellness Day in a world of wonder at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa


HAMBANTOTA, Sri Lanka: Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka invites guests to join in celebrating Global Wellness Day on June 10, 2017.

SHANGRI LAThe celebration, which falls on the second Saturday of June each year, will introduce a range of activities and amenities to spur health and wellness. These include spa treatments, delightful food and beverage offerings, meditation, martial arts and yoga sessions for the entire family—even featuring a talk by Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala and Johann Peries, following their successful summit of Mount Everest last year.

333The younger guests will be encouraged to participate in Kids Fun Yoga, a retreat where children can encounter and learn the ancient practical art. For families hoping to refine their poses and learn more about the practice of yoga, Sunset Yoga will take place at the Sunset Pool.

Throughout the day, Bojunhala restaurant will host an Organic and Sustainable Table with items grown and produced by Sri Lanka’s organic certified suppliers. The table will be enriched with local fruits and vegetables fresh from local farms and the Chef’s Garden. Bojunhala will also offer a #RootedInNature Lunch Buffet, featuring the finest locally and ethically-sourced ingredients in Sri Lanka. Shangri-La’s signature CHI Ayurveda Spa will offer traditional and authentic Ayurveda treatments using remedies and therapies handed down unchanged through generations of practitioners.

The afternoon session will give youngsters the opportunity to experience a wide range of fun activities from golf to an exhilarating challenging flying trapeze at the Teen Zone. Romain Pourveer, Director of Golf at the Resort, will host a Junior Golf Discovery and introduce the game in a fun and interactive way. Furthermore, Build Your Own Smoothie will give young guests a chance to make a healthy smoothie of their choice under the tutelage of some of the world’s most decorated Chefs.111Jayanthi and Johann On Conquering Everest will be hosting the High Tea at Gimanhala Lounge.

Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala became the first Sri Lankan to summit the highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 29,029 ft, while Johann Peries managed to reach an elevation of 27,559 ft giving him the highest altitude reached by a male Sri Lankan.

222The duo will speak of the endurance and mindset that went into their adventure and what gave them the perseverance to conquer Everest.

Overlooking the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Resort & Spa is located along the ancient Spice Route in a city steeped in history. Known for its natural beauty and wildlife, it is a source of inspiration and tranquility for those who embrace good health and wellness.

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About Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts : Hong Kong-based Shangri-La International Hotel Management Limited, one of the world’s premier hotel management companies, currently operates over 95 hotels in 22 countries and 73 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands.  Prominently positioned in Asia, the group has established its brand hallmark of “hospitality from the heart” over four decades in Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, North America and the Indian Ocean.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.  For more information, please visit