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CÉ LA VI opens at Kingsbury Rooftop as Colombo’s first internationally acclaimed lifestyle brand

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CÉ LA VI - the award-winning international modern Asian restaurant and lounge - was launched recently. The Kingsbury, one of the finest five-star luxury hotels in Colombo, has partnered with the premier lifestyle brand to usher in the pinnacle of sophistication to Colombo’s dining and nightlife. Globally, CÉ LA VI is known for its iconic rooftop locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and St. Tropez that command breath-taking views, award-winning innovative Modern Asian cuisine and mixology, and world-class music and entertainment helmed by veteran DJs. 

Commenting on the launch of CÉ LA VI, Hayleys PLC Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithage said: “Kingsbury is privileged to treat Colombo to the CÉ LA VI experience – an iconic rooftop location on the roof of Kingsbury with a 360-degree view of the city, modern Asian culinary adventures, mixology, music, culture and a spectacular ambience. Hailed internationally as the leading lifestyle destination, CÉ LA VI is bound to become a destination in itself. The Hayleys Leisure arm remains committed to pioneering such exclusive lifestyle experiences.” Elaborating further on the significance of CÉ LA VI’s presence in Colombo, Hayleys Leisure and The Kingsbury Managing Director Lalin Samarawickrama said: “Colombo has long thirsted for a world-class experience similar to leading nightlife capitals in the world, and we believe CÉ LA VI Colombo will fulfill the need for an electric, international lifestyle experience. CÉ LA VI, which enjoys cult status in many cities around the world, promises a great vibe and a glitzy nightlife atmosphere. Colombo’s glitterati, tourists and business travellers can now indulge in the high-life, multi-sensory experience offered by CÉ LA VI Colombo.”

Expressing his views, CÉ LA VI Global Chief Operating Officer David Sarner said: “The launch of CÉ LA VI in Colombo marks a new and exciting development landmark for a city that is experiencing major transformation in terms of infrastructure development. With the rapid development of landmark properties in the vicinity, CÉ LA VI will be a gem of an offering for an international nightlife experience. Our launch in Sri Lanka is part of our ambitious expansion plans to be present in key destinations in Asia and we believe The Kingsbury is the ideal partner for our brand in this beautiful island.” 

CÉ LA VI Colombo will captivate guests with a dynamic combination of offerings, designed meticulously with Southeast Asian influences, textures and materials. The CÉ LA VI Restaurant will feature Japanese cuisine prepared with inventive, bold and composed Modern Asian flavours, all brought to life with the precision of masterful techniques and artful visual appeal. The CÉ LA VI Restaurant also boasts a sushi bar and Teppanyaki station. At the indoor/outdoor CÉ LA VI Lounge, signature cocktails are laced with regional and exotic ingredients, which guests can enjoy while overlooking panoramic vistas of the glittering city and the Indian Ocean. Ranked #67 in DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs in the world, CÉ LA VI brings its world class music program to Colombo with live DJs playing daily, including its famed Sunset Sessions every evening. CÉ LA VI Colombo promises an exciting journey full of exploration, experimentation, creativity and good taste. 


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