Cinnamon Red Hotel Opens

September 02, 2014

Lanka's first lean luxury hotel Cinnamon Red was opened by Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa yesterday who hoisted the Cinnamon Red flag to mark the ceremonial launch of this Rs. 3.5 bn investment coming under the banner of the Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts chain.

Prior to the hoisting, the Cinnamon Red flag was handed over to Cinnamon Red General Manager, Terrence Fernando by Deputy Chairman of John Keells Holdings, Ajit Gunewardene. John Keells Holdings Chairman Susantha Ratnayake, Chairman of Sancity Hotels and Properties, Mahen Weerasekera, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts Sector Head – City Hotels, Rohan Karr and General Manager of Cinnamon Red, Terrence Fernando were present.

Located at Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 3, Cinnamon Red has 243 rooms, a distinctively designed eighth floor restaurant and a reception cum tea and coffee bar on the seventh floor. A striking focal point is the infinity pool, rooftop bar and fitness centre located on the 26th floor, giving guests a 360 degree panoramic view of Colombo and the seascape of the Indian Ocean.

Introducing some firsts into the city hotel blueprint, Cinnamon Red's unique features include ultra-modern amenities including self-check in and check out kiosks, e-concierge services, vending machines, with the rooms equipped with Wi-fi and IPTV systems. Cinnamon Red embraces the demands of the new age traveller who is in constant pursuit of unique experiences, combining innovation and affordability for a relaxed uncomplicated stay.

The launch also gave those gathered a prelude to the hotel’s offerings, where guests walked through the entirety of the hotel to gain a look and feel of this new concept of lean luxury and the offerings that Cinnamon Red will give to its clientele.

According to Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts Sector Head - City Hotels, Rohan Karr, “The new, emerging breed of discerning travellers seek the assurance of a hotel that understands and anticipates their needs, while providing the right amalgamation of comfort, efficiency and convenience.

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