Earl and Countess of Wessex patronise Galle Face Hotel

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South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is one of Colombo’s most iconic institutions. For over one-and-a-half centuries, the landmark hotel has set the bar for luxury accommodation, and is the preferred choice for guests. The hotel has a longstanding history of hosting prominent visitors, counting among them Sir Arthur C. Clarke, John D. Rockefeller, Carrie Fisher and Indira Gandhi to name a few. 

Recently, the hotel was home to the Earl and Countess of Wessex. The Earl and Countess were on the island to take part in the celebration of Sri Lanka’s 70th Anniversary of Independence. No visit to Sri Lanka is complete without staying at this majestic hotel, built in 1864 and restored back to its former glory in 2015. The Earl and Countess had an enjoyable stay, surrounded by the rich history and heritage of the Galle Face Hotel.

South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendour with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties. International guests are immersed in the Galle Face Hotel’s rich traditions and compelling stories, while Colombo society perceives the hotel as the most prestigious, desirable destination in the city for memorable dining and special events. Whether at the hotel for dinner or for a month-long stay, an experience of the Galle Face Hotel is one of timeless grandeur and exceptional hospitality.

Celebrating 150 years, the Galle Face Hotel is one of the landmarks of Asia, and was acclaimed as one of the best heritage hotels in Sri Lanka in 2012. Furthermore, it is the first hotel in the country to be featured on a postage stamp.