Casa Colombo inaugurates Casa Club

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Casa Colombo recently inaugurated Casa Club, the next generation of Members Club in Sri Lanka.  An exclusive Club, within a grand boutique hotel, Casa Club offers its members exceptional privileges that transcend present day hospitality services in Sri Lanka. Handpicked, unique and expertly curated, whether it’s an evening of relaxed entertainment or a night of beverage appreciation that you’re seeking, Casa Club will meet all expectations and more. In a bold new direction, Casa Club has presented 50 honorary memberships to a very carefully selected clientele, entirely complimentary, so that these individuals and their guests may experience the benefits of Casa Club. Following the launch, Membership may be obtained only by the recommendation of two existing members, approved by the Casa Club Committee at its discretion. Casa Club membership is restricted to 100 members at any given time, once the threshold number is reached, new members will join a waiting list, subject to the exit of a current member. Casa Club Members, in addition to sizeable discounts on everyday dining, also receive promotional pricing on beverages, supported by premier beverage distributors in Sri Lanka.  Sponsoring the launch of Casa Club are several labels, each of whom will present a signature product for Casa Club members on launch night, along with below retail pricing on purchases for Members’ Bottle Banks.  The philosophy behind the sponsorship is that Casa Club members are discerning customers and fine beverage appreciation is a significant aspect of Membership. In line with the event, presenting Casa Club preferred beverages complimentary to members were Decanter (Rose Wine), Favourite Group (MolettoProsecco), ID Lanka (presenting Grey Goose Vodka), Luxury Brands by Lion Breweries (Johnny Walker Double-Black), Mega Trading (Angove Red Wine) and Wine World by Rockland Distilleries (Laurent-Perrier Rose and Glen Fiddich 15 Year), each offering the presented brands on special offer to Casa Club members. Lalin Jinasena, founder of Casa Club and Proprietor (and Designer) of Casa Colombo, said:  “Casa Colombo is delighted to introduce a unique concept like this in Sri Lanka.  Personalised hospitality and a venue where Members can enjoy quiet evenings, dine well and on Wednesday Club Nights, enjoy a host of privileges on beverage appreciation, is what Casa Club offers. Casa Club is a very specialised service, hospitality at its best, customised to suit each member’s preference. We believe Casa Club represents the next generation in relaxed entertainment.” Casa Colombo, Sri Lanka’s avant-garde boutique property is world-renown for contemporary Sri Lankan design and hospitality, combining retro-chic interiors with Sri Lankan-made furnishing, within an 18th Century mansion. Located in Bambalapitiya, Colombo 4, the venue is in the heart of Colombo’s business district, neatly cosseted away from busy Galle Road by its own cul de sac, Casa Club is housed within a gated and very private hotel. Member privileges Casa Club Members are entitled to a discount of 20% on all food and beverages consumed at Casa Colombo venues. Members are additionally entitled to 20% discount on suites. Casa Club will maintain a personal Bottle Bank for each Member and Members are entitled to bring in two bottles of alcoholic beverage and replenish their bar every month. Casa Club Membership includes a personal Sommelier, on call to assist in the selection of wine from the discerning Casa Club Wine List. Casa Club will maintain a humidor vault for Casa Club Members’ Cigars. On Casa Club event nights, Members may avail themselves of a complimentary chauffeur driven limousine service, subject to scheduling availability. Members may invite up to three guests (aged 21 or over) to join them at Casa Club and be entitled to share in their privileges. Members are entitled to concessionary pricing on in-house Ariyanna Spa treatments. Members may make a restaurant reservation for a party comprising an unlimited number of guests and avail themselves of Members’ events such as exclusive dinners, fun and informative tastings and live music performances. Members will receive complimentary beverages and preferential pricing on wines, malts and spirits, sponsored by reputed beverage distributors in Sri Lanka. Members may book suites for private parties, supported by a customised menu prepared by Casa Colombo’s Head Chef and a selected beverage catalogue, designed to suit their evening’s entertainment. The venues Casa Club offers Members exclusive privileges at all Casa Colombo Venues.  These include HVN, Zaza Bar and T-Republic, the latter of which is for exclusive members’ use on Casa Club event nights. Once the mansion’s grand hall, HVN is Casa Colombo’s Dining Room, serving up a fusion menu of western and Sri Lankan cuisine. An ornate mural of meditating rishis(gurus) by Spanish artist Nooriya dominates one intricately painted wall, with ornate touches including glass tables and a huge antique ceiling fan suspended from the gold-moulded intricately restored, 18th century ceiling. Inside the curious glass cube is Zaza Bar, which transforms into a luxe lounge by night, with an extensive wine list, liquors, crafty cocktails and chill-out tunes. Views out through the glass walls and ceiling take in Casa Colombo’s indulgent décor, the subtle blend of abstract and modern interior merged with the smooth flow of retro lounge music gives this bar an exclusive, inimitable flair. The Poolside, a seductive lounge area around the pink pool, lit by candles at night and breezy by day is another venue. Complimented by an extensive Tapas menu, sun-downers at the Poolside are the perfect start to the evening, and provides an ideal venue for the soon-to-be launched Casa Club Poolside Parties. T-Republic, in Casa Colombo’s front lawn, provides an airy outdoor venue for patrons to taste artisanal Sri Lankan teas and following the launch of Casa Club, will offer Members an exclusive area to sample fine Wines and Malts, presented by Sri Lanka’s top beverage labels.