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Your vacation plans just took a nose-dive, and we mean that in the best way possible. Say hello to the brand spanking new Shangri-La Colombo, recently launched along the iconic Galle Face Green, sitting pretty on a ten-acre plot which also includes an office tower, shopping mall and two residential buildings.

But unless you’re plotting a permanent move to Colombo (yes, us too!), let’s focus on the hotel, which is quite a beaut, which amazing sea views, large, swanky rooms and service that strikes the right balance between grandmum and grand.

Pick from one of over 500 air-and-light filled rooms, frolic on a sun terrace with it’s killer pool and waltz the night away in a ballroom large enough to host the upcoming World Cup.

No wonder you’re hungry – sample big meals at one of six carefully crafted hotels, manned by award-winning chefs and serving dishes from countries as wide-ranging as Malaysia, Holland, Portugal, India and of course, Sri Lanka itself.

Breakfast, however, should always be a freshly baked strawberry-jam filled croissant. Or maybe two. You’re on vacation, after all.

Getting there: Visit Shangri-La Colombo here for reservations and inquiries.

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