Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts brings people and cultures together with CAB 2014
Thursday, 30 January 2014 21:41
International artists to experience authentic Sri Lankan hospitality at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Whether with modern art in the lobby and corridors, or exceptional oil paintings in the rooms, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts are on the path to become the creative cognoscenti in the hotel industry. As such, this year, the hotel chain continues to explore new territory in its arts space, by becoming the Official Hospitality Partner for the third edition of Sri Lanka’s leading international festival of contemporary art – the Colombo Art Biennale 2014.
Under the partnership, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts will play host to Art Talks by Sri Lanka’s most recognised established and emerging artists, whilst also providing accommodation for foreign artists and media personnel from China, USA, Britain, Italy, Austria, Scotland, France, Sweden, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Qatar and Iran to name a few.
With interdisciplinary works from international, national and local artists on display throughout the hotel chain’s public and gallery spaces traditionally; Cinnamon is proud to be part of this corresponding program that now invites the public to experience such works of art and even interact with artists.
“Our properties boast of modern, iconic, vibrant spaces which are designed to redefine contemporary culture, entertainment and hospitality and whilst the hotel operation is the core function of the business, we want to be a brand that captures an aspiration and experience of people beyond a hotel or location. In essence we are depicted as a lifestyle brand which promotes inspired living; and our association with the Colombo Art Biennale will further enhance this brand promise, through art and culture.
The mission of CAB being to strengthen the platform and enhance awareness of Sri Lankan contemporary art and culture both within Sri Lanka and around the globe is synonymous with a core value of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, of bringing people and cultures together,” said Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Head of Brand Marketing and John Keells Holdings Vice President Dileep Mudadeniya.
“On the other hand, it is wonderful that we are able to host world famous artists at our Hotels so that they too could experience all what Sri Lanka is and has to offer, and our authentic Sri Lankan hospitality,” he added.
During the art festival, Cinnamon Lakeside will host events ranging from complimentary art talks to special evening meet and greets for guests and artists in its various restaurants and bars.
The Colombo Art Biennale highlights the best of the best contemporary visual arts in its various mediums and will be taking place from 31 January till 9 February.