Shangri-La, ONYX target Sri Lanka for growth

UPCOMING hotel developments in Sri Lanka by Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts and ONYX Hospitality Group will add a bevy of international branded offerings to the destination’s room inventory.

The US$625-million Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will offer 661 keys, including 43 suites, and 4,780m2 of meeting space spread across three floors when it opens in mid-2015.

Shangri-La is also developing a 315-key property in the southern city of Hambantota, scheduled to open in 2014.

Meanwhile, Thailand’s ONYX Hospitality Group will open three OZO-branded three-star hotels in Sri Lanka for a total investment of US$380 million.

The first property, the 150-room OZO Colombo is due to open in 2013, while construction on a 140-room hotel in Galle and 120-room property in Kandy is scheduled to start within the next three months.

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