Oktoberfest gets better and bigger at Hilton Colombo

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One of the biggest and grandest events; the Oktoberfest will take center stage at the Hilton Colombo’s Sports Centre Arena from 1 to 10 November.  

A record of more than 3,000 reservations has been taken by the hotel before it was even announced to the public of the event ensuring how enthusiastic and eager people are to experience the ‘authentic’ Oktoberfest that Hilton Colombo is always famous for.  

The energetic Bavarian band is especially flown in from Germany for this event. There will be three German serving girls and the event will set the tone for a feast of celebrations.

The traditional authentic, Bavarian recipes are prepared by Cargills Master Chef Stephan Ferdinand together with Hilton Colombo’s Executive Chef Rohan Fernandopulle. There will be over nine varieties of specially made brews.  Last year more than 15,000 sausages, 960kg of pork knuckles, and 890 roast chicken had been prepared for Oktoberfest enthusiastic diners.

This year there will be special features such as a kiddies play area, LED wall screening the original Oktoberfest footage from Munich and the marquee will be 180 feet long, double the size from last year. Guests can expect a totally different look compared to previous years.

In addition to the above, interesting traditional Oktoberfest games such as power hammer, wrestling, dancing on tables, hat games, chicken dance and tug of krieg (tug-o-war) are planned for the promotion.

Commenting on the event General Manager Rudolf Troestler said: “So far we have over 3,000 reservations for this year’s Oktoberfest. Everyone’s interest in taking part in the celebrations is clearly noticeable. This time is going to be bigger and better with a separate play area for kids as well.”

This event is sponsored by Cargills, Cargills Finest, Three Coins, Qatar airways, Gold FM, HNB, Coca Cola, Kist Knuckles, and Red Bull.

For more details and for reservations, please call the Food and Beverage Office on 2544644 ext 2012 or log in to www.colombo1.com or www.facebook.com/thehiltoncolombo.