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The Kingsbury revamps with Rs. 750 m transformation


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  • Five new restaurants add gourmet indulgences into city dining experiences

One of Sri Lanka’s landmark city hotels, The Kingsbury, pens a brand new chapter in its iconic history on 7 December, post a Rs. 750 million revamp.  

The transformation brings to the fore five new restaurants, which opens its doors to gastronomic journeys promising innovative dining propositions and indulgent gourmet experiences. Augmenting the transformation, service benchmarks have been set beyond excellence, signalling a paradigm shift in the complete portfolio collective The Kingsbury offers.

“Being a harbinger of change has always been the driver for The Kingsbury,” said Hayleys Chairman Mohan Pandithage, who has been at the helm of the transformation. “For us, this investment of Rs. 750 million into dining experiences is not just about adding innovative gourmet journeys into what the city offers, but also about ensuring that The Kingsbury’s hallmark signature of being unique and unparalleled gains credence. Our focus is to be that leader of change in hospitality and for us that voyage has now begun.”

Driving the transformational process is hospitality industry trailblazer, Hayleys Leisure Sector Managing Director Rohan Karr’s focus has been on positioning The Kingsbury as a differentiator in the city hotel hospitality industry.  

“The significant investment infused into this transformation process reiterates our deep commitment to developing a personality that gives us unparalleled uniqueness. These are new beginnings for us as it is for the country’s hospitality industry and the fact that we have added style, pizzazz and modernity into the city’s dining milieu augurs well for the gourmet landscape. We strongly believe that our five restaurants will etch their individuality into the city’s dining experiences, firmly positioning The Kingsbury as a true innovator in epicurean fare.”

And that epicurean fare can be indulged in at The Kings Steakbar, which true to its name offers rare curated boards of prime steak fit for royalty, sourced from the US, New Zealand and Australia. The traditional Spanish pastry Churros lends its name to the patisserie replete with mouth-watering confections, while to fulfil a seafood craving, The Ocean serves up the freshest platters of seafood with crab in the spotlight, adding a Sunday Crab Brunch for some zesty fare. 

The Harbour Court goes global with international cuisine served all day and the Honey Beach Club moves to the rhythm of great beach vibes with its five distinct experiences on offer – The Terrace, The Lounge, The Poolside, Shisha and The Beach Bar.  

For the Chinese food connoisseur, the resident Chinese chefs at Yue Chuan will be tossing up Cantonese and Szechuan fare from its brand new menu. With the amazing cityscape in the background, the rooftop CÉ LA VI Colombo shows off the best Japanese cuisine coupled with an unforgettable Teppanyaki experience.

Come December, The Kingsbury will surely transform the dining landscape within the city, setting new benchmarks not just for unique epicureanism, but also ambiences that are contemporary with a touch of the unusual. Add experiences that make for unforgettable expeditions and The Kingsbury has now begun setting the pace for city dining.


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