New Year’s Eve family dinner dance at Hilton Colombo

It is the time for laughter, cheer, and to enjoy good food and dancing. Time to put back all your worries and welcome the New Year with a new heart! And what a way to welcome the New Year with the entire family! Hilton Colombo is getting ready with the biggest outdoor dinner dance by the pool form 9 p.m. onwards on December 31.

The Il Ponte restaurant and the poolside will be covered with elegant marquees and will be lit up for this glamorous event with the band C&C and top DJ’s Kapila and Naushad playing hits for all ages. The difference is that you can usher in the New Year’s Eve with your kids, young adults and friends as well.

”This event caters to both the young and the young at heart” said the Marketing Communications Manager Gigi De Silva.
Kids under 6 years eat free and 6 to 12 years get a 50% discount. Also table of ten can enjoy complimentaries. “An extravagant International buffet will be dished out tool,” added De Silva.

More options for New Year revellers at the Hilton Colombo are also planned out. At the Thorana Lounge, the famous German violinist Karl Katz along with a Jazz band will play live from 8 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. followed by DJ music till 3 a.m. “This party is truly a disco party for everyone,” said the hotel’s Food & Beverage Manager Kapila Mohotti. If you are looking for Seafood and Sri Lankan cuisine, the Curry Leaf is the ideal place with live Calypso to keep those toes tapping! says Kapila.

There is something special happening at every outlet in the hotel. Please call the Special Events Desk on 2492492 for more details.
After all the partying, there will be a special “Hangover Brunch” prepared on the 1st of January 2009 from 12.00 noon to 3.00 p.m. at Spices.


Mount Lavinia Hotel Terrace on New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve, visit ‘One of the World’s Best Gathering Places’ as adjudged by Newsweek magazine and have the time of your life.
Commencing 9 p.m. onwards, the world famous Terrace under the stars will play host to one of the most spectacular al fresco parties ever. A gala buffet with an array of scrumptious, succulent eats, a spectacular fireworks display, Phase 3, DJ Pier, kothu station after dinner, traditional breakfast, prizes and surprises including air tickets.

Phase3 is a band that stands out and refuses to sound like any other band. They have given a different touch to most of the songs they play to draw out the lyrics and the depth of meaning within. The group’s music is a speciality and they do not belong to the category of predictable music. They ensure that their repertoire constantly absorbs new hits on the global charts which give added attraction to the band. PHASE3’s wide repertoire takes in besides Latin, Latin laced funk, hip hop, reggae, the blues, the ‘golden oldies’ as the music is termed and strict tempo dance music

This six piece outfit comprises a variety of talent, led by versatile percussionist Rasmar Lye, the group comprises Trevin Joseph – lead vocals and guitar, Sampath Kuruwita – keyboard and vocals, Sudath Munaweera- lead guitar and vocals, Asiri Gunewardena - bass guitar and vocals and Chamal Ingurusinghe– drums.

Rasmar performs with a variety of percussion instruments which gives PHASE3 a totally different identity. Guitarist Trevin who has been in the music scene for a long time, has a style of his own. Sudath needs no introduction. He has performed with some of Sri Lanka’s top bands and strums a mean guitar. Asiri the bass player with lots of exposure in Europe, makes his bass guitar do the talking. Sampath the Keyboardist, a wizard on the keys has a vocal styling of CCR and UB40. The Chamal the newcomer to the band keeps a steady groove on the skins.

They are a sizzling and unique act. Their enthusiasm and dedication is tremendous - so don’t miss out their vibes at the Mount Lavinia Hotel Terrace on New Year’s Eve overlooking the Indian Ocean. Call now on 2761761 and make your reservation.


Unbelievable seasonal offers at Hilton Colombo!

With the dawn of the New Year is getting closer, Hilton Colombo is offering you two unbelievable packages for you to choose from on News Year’s Eve. An opportunity not to be missed! Hilton Colombo’s biggest “Family Dinner Dance” is happening at the Il Ponte/Poolside with a gala International buffet and live band C&C along with Sri Lanka’s top DJ’s Kapila, Naushad & Harith.

The packages are as follows. Buy ten tickets to the Il Ponte /Poolside “Family Dinner Dance” and pay for only eight or buy ten tickets and avail yourself to a complimentary deluxe room for two on bed & breakfast basis. There will be complimentaries for every table of ten too!

The other option is enjoy the comfort of our deluxe room for two with breakfast plus two tickets to the Il Ponte Family Dinner Dance.“The Il Ponte/Poolside Family Dinner dance is an ideal location to welcome this New Year. Good food, lovely atmosphere for the entire family.” said the hotel’s Marketing Communications Manager, Gigi De Silva.

Apart from the above, Hilton Colombo is also offering a special gift to Sri Lankan residents and resident expatriates from the 25th of December to 5th January 2009 by offering a yet another average age promotion on room accommodation. Your age is your discount when you stay at Hilton Colombo during this period.
For New Year’s Eve reservations, please call the Special Events Desk on 2544644 and for room reservations please call Ajantha on 0777 772884 or email ajantha.perera@hilton.com


New Year’s Eve at Endless Summer

Herald the New Year with Susantha Priya and DJ Super Gread on December 31, at the Endless Summer Guest House and Restaurant, 414, Rock House, Udugalpitiya, Dodanduwa.
For more details Viraj : 071-8016278


Copacabana at The Galle Face Hotel on 31st night

This New Years Eve, Sinister Candy and Cosmic UK present “Copacabana”, an evening of indulgence and extravagance in conjunction with MTV UK.

Join us and experience The Galle Face Hotel as you have never seen it before with a setting designed to astound, mesmerize, enchant and thrill you!

MTV Hip Hop DJ/ VJ/ Model Sarah Love will be hosting this fabulous event which will be broadcast on her show “Good Look” at a later date. Get ready for an incredible countdown enhanced by state-of-the-art fireworks, lasers, ice and confetti cannons.
For House Music lovers, Miss Moneypennys straight from Ibiza, widely known as the world’s most glamorous club, will make a special occasion exceptional.

Joining us is also DJ Devon Montique from another leading Ibiza club night, “Café Del Mar”. Celebrity DJ Sam Young, Elton John and Donatella Versace’s favourite Club DJ, will be on the decks at “Copacabana” spinning the best of London Club Music.
In addition, look out for the ultra-glamorous DJ/Model/Actress Charlotte Narni and her fire breathing Goddesses ‘The Narni Shakers’. Other features will include four purpose built bars, an In Vogue magazine booth to satisfy the voyeur within as well as the “Pool Bed Bar”, detached but still deep in the action!
People, get ready for the event of the year, this 31st night! Tickets are on sale now at The Galle Face Hotel.