traditions and tallest Christmas Tree at MLH
Mount Lavinia Hotel’s theme for the season is based
on iconic traditions it is no wonder that the
celebration of St. Lucia, the patron saint of light,
is an important part of their festivities.
As its General Manager Anura Dewapura stated, “While
St Lucia’s Day is celebrated differently in
different countries, its message of light and hope
resound with all who participate in the day’s
With regards to seasonal offerings the Mount Lavinia
Hotel is packed with many forms of entertainment and
sensational festive menus that will add on the true
meaning of Christmas. The hotel’s Christmas
celebrations kicked off on November 25 with the
lighting of the Christmas tree and an evening
dedicated to iconic traditions, with Sri Lanka’s
best in celebrity voices of Voice Print, who rang in
the Christmas season.
This year’s Christmas tree is estimated to be the
tallest ever tree to be lit in the country. It will
be around 30 feet tall and will be made with
environmentally friendly recycled materials. The
hotel will also be offering the traditional
Christmas drinks such as eggnog, Glüh wine and
Kokito as well as other festive beverages from the
around the world.
On December 1 the hotel will take on the theme of
‘Christmas around the World’ which will be the focal
point of all its seasonal celebrations and which
will be depicted in all its restaurants. This year
Santa Claus will make his visit to the hotel by boat
and every Saturday the hotel will come alive with
Christmas carols which will be sung in different
locations of the hotel’s properties with the voices
of Voice Print and Vocal Essence from December 4 to
On December 13, the hotel will celebrate St.
Lucia’s Day, a popular festival mostly celebrated in
Northern Europe proclaiming the message of light and
hope. This festival will be celebrated in style with
traditional music and other delicacies at the
Governor’s Roof Top.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will also offer the
very best menus and celebrations all conjured up by
the European Food specialist Chef Mats.
Following Christmas Day the hotel will host a gospel
jazz brunch with traditional gospel music by the
The hotel is also gearing up to host a special
New Year’s Eve celebration where the well known band
‘Misty’ will be performing at the Empire Ballroom.
Also a special party will take place at the
Governor’s Terrace which will include a musical
entertainment mix of jazz and blues and will take on
a mardi gras like ambience typifying New Orleans:
non-stop party, night does not end till daylight,
not just steeped in history but sautéed in it, etc.
In addition to this the hotel’s Seafood Cove will
offer a five course seafood dinner where the night
will come alive with classical music and the seafood
experience will be nothing but the best.
All this and more will be offered by the hotel this
festive season, so if you are looking at celebrating
a culmination of Christmas festivities with a
difference and hosting a potpourri of flavours from
around the world then Mount Lavinia Hotel should be
your number one choice this season.
weekend family package at Ceylon Continental Hotel
weekend and full access to Colombo’s attractions for
only Rs12,500/- for you and your entire family is
now offered by the city’s first five-star hotel.
From the city breaks to beach destinations and
everything in between, Continental Weekend getaway
package is on offer until December 31, all geared up
to treat you and your family with a tempting and an
enjoyable weekend of first class service and
Located in the heart of Colombo, the hotel’s
guest rooms offer picturesque views of the Indian
Ocean, Harbour, Galle Face Green and the city’s
coastal skyline. Depending on the preference the
hotel is equipped with ample alternatives for
families of varying sizes and requirements. Early
check-in is allowed from 8 am and families can make
use of the package until 8 pm on Sunday.
Blending together with an array of dining options at
most highly regarded Continental restaurants,
lavishly invites you to experience casual and fine
dining to satisfy your taste buds at your
preference. Special reduced rates are on offer
exclusively for Continental Weekend guests on food
In addition to half priced buffet and food platters
customised for your entire family, a ‘Happy Hour’
pricing is also provided for all beverages served
throughout the weekend.
The package features free usage of the swimming
pool, onsite gym, squash courts for you to unwind,
workout and enjoy.
A special four hour double décor city tour is
organised for the entire family or for your kids
free of charge. The Colombo city itself, one of
South Asia’s rapidly developing hotspots, offers a
fusion of attractions which guests can pick and
choose for a weekend full of entertainment together
with your family.
For those who yearn for more choices, additional
options are also bound. Treatments and services at
the Continental Spa are offered at 50% off rate.
Those looking to sit back and relax will be treated
to evening magic shows. Guests drawn to exuberance
will enjoy the presence of a live band at the heist
bar and a DJ at heist poolside on Saturday nights.
Upon arrival, continental weekend guests are
welcomed with a free box of chocolate by producing a
continental weekend package leaflet to the front
office. Under the patronage of the Hayleys Group,
Ceylon Continental Hotel welcomes all of you to come
and experience a fun filled weekend with your
family. This would also be a great opportunity for
you to treat your friends and loved ones with
continental weekend package vouchers apart from the
traditional hamper concept for the forthcoming
Christmas just around the corner. For further
clarifications, call 542 1221.
|Pirates of the Caribbean
Kiddies’ Camp at Cinnamon Lakeside
Bringing a sense of adventure to learning, Cinnamon
Lakeside Colombo holds the second consecutive
Kiddies’ Camp themed ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ on
Sunday November 28. Building on the overwhelming
interest created by the Halloween Kiddies Camp held
recently, the hotel promises even more excitement
with the Pirates of the Caribbean Kiddies’ Camp.
Hot on the heels of the announcement of Pirates of
the Caribbean sequel ‘On Stranger Tides,’ the
Kiddies’ Camp already has the pre-teens buzzing.
Children aged 12 and under, are welcome to join
in the fun as the little Pirates embark on a
In keeping with the original edutainment concept by
which the Kiddies’ Camp was founded, clues that lead
to the treasure will be intellectually stimulating
as well as exciting to decipher. Children will be
encouraged to work in teams to arrive at the
answers, each one taking them a step closer to the
This November’s Kiddies’ Camp will feature the
extremely talented Sulochana Dissanayake, who
studied theatre and economics at Bates College where
she was first introduced to puppets as an art form.
She draws inspiration, not just from her subsequent
travels to South African and Indonesia, where she
studied under Puppet Maestro Dalang Asep Sunandar
Sunarya, but also very much from Sri Lankan folk
tales. She never fails to amuse her audience with
these tales related through custom crafted puppets
of Mahadanamutta and his friends, some of whom are
characters of her own invention!
She is back in Sri Lanka now to cultivate the art
and will be featured at Kiddies’ Camp beginning this
month. The puppets keep children enraptured and
prove an ideal medium to convey many a valuable
lesson. This segment at the Sunday camp involves a
close interaction between Sulochana, the puppets and
the children where a story-telling exercise will be
conducted, appealing to the children’s creative
spirit. The kids will also be given other outlets to
channel their creativity towards, with arts and
craft games for which they will be rewarded with
gifts from the hotel’s own treasure chest.
It’s not all fun and games and Cinnamon
Lakeside’s Kiddies’ Camp. There will be plenty of
food to snack on for kids and parents too! The
buffet will include hot dogs, mini pizza’s, burgers,
marshmallows, éclairs, ice cream, chocolate cake, as
well as a Mongolian BBQ for adults. The entire
package of interactive entertainment and lip
smacking snacks is priced at Rs. 950/- nett for kids
below twelve and Rs, 1,200/- nett for adults.
Tickets will be sold on a first come first serve
basis, and will be required for all children and
adults who wish to gain entry to the event.
The event begins at 11.30am and continues until
3.00pm at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo Poolside.
Reservations will be entertained on 2491998.
Specialities at Cinnamon Lakeside’s Hopper Night
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo invites guests to bask in
warm Sri Lankan hospitality at Hopper Night.
Once a month, the hotel hosts a Hopper Night,
featuring Sri Lankan cuisine at the poolside garden
of the resort like city hotel.
Spicy and flavoursome, the local dishes comprise a
variety of hoppers, from crispy plain hoppers and
egg hoppers to an innovative stuffed adaptation
filled with a choice of savoury fillings. The buffet
is not limited to hoppers as the theme of the night
suggests, it continues with an array of Sri Lankan
mains such as Pittu, Rotti, Kotthu Rotti and string
A selection of accompaniments will be prepared to
complement this special evening. Tripe curry,
locally referred to as Babath curry is often paired
with Pittu whilst Fish Ambulthiyal, a sour dry
preparation of fish, is enjoyed with Hoppers or
stringhoppers together with Chicken curry, fried
cuttle fish, white potato curry and a host of other
curries which will also be on offer.
Guests at Hopper Night will be privy to a selection
of Sri Lankan sweets. Lavariya, Dodol, Milk Toffee,
Kokis, Kavum, Asmi, Halapa, Mung Kavum, Coconut Rock
and Banana Fritters, amongst many other treats, will
grace the dessert counter. In true Sri Lankan style,
guests will be served a ginger tea at the end of the
meal, which is best enjoyed over a hearty chat with
Keeping guests entertained throughout the night will
be a calypso band and a troupe of Kandyan dancers.
The band will make its way around playing songs on
brings special seasonal offers
The Galadari Hotel Launderette known for his
superior quality standards and service offers a
bonus for all their regular clientele.
We at the Galadari Hotel will begin the season with
super discounts on selected items of men’s wear,
ladies wear, school uniforms and on household linen.
This special promotion will be carried out
throughout the season to the beginning of January
giving our customers the opportunity to enjoy the
season of Wining and dinning and leaving the
cleaning to us!
From November 15 to January 10, 2011
Special seasonal offer
02 nos. suits OR 03 nos. trousers and 05 nos.
shirts- 25% discount
06 nos. shirts and 04 nos. trousers -20% discount
02 nos. evening gowns - 25% discount
05 nos. sarees – 01 no. saree free
Washing and dry cleaning
03 nos. bed sheets and 06 nos. pillow cases - 25%
05 nos. towels - 25% discount
05 nos. lace curtains -20 % discount
10 nos. cushion covers -20 % discount
02 nos. table cloths and mats -20% discount
Heavy curtains – (washing) special rate -Rs. 750/-
Heavy curtains – (dry cleaning) special rate Rs.
1000/- nett each
Washing and dry cleaning in four days
05 nos. frocks @ Rs. 100/- each
03 nos. frocks @ Rs. 130/- each
05 nos. shirts and 03 nos. short trousers @ Rs.
05 nos. shirts and 03 nos. trousers (long) @Rs.
Washed and pressed within two days
|Jazz at the Hilton Colombo!
Karl Katz ensemble with lady jazz singer Friedrike
Alexandra will perform from December 17, 2010 to
January 9, 2011 at the Thorana Lounge on Sundays and
from Tuesday to Saturday at the hotels “Colonial
Style” pub The Echelon Pub.
German born and a popular figure from many years,
Karl Katz and his band will serenade you with
contemporary jazz music with a Christmassy touch.
The latest addition to the band is Friedrike
Friedrike got in touch with music at a very early
age after her parents who are professional
musicians. At the same time she had her first
contact with theatre as well. “Music was my first
language” she said. She also plays different
instruments, including violin and piano. Friederike
was trained at the UdK Berlin at the musical
compartment and in Hilversum (NL) at the jazz
compartment. Friederike Alexandra Brücks’ repertory
is impressively extensive including jazz, musical,
chanson, Latin, blues, pop, soul and gospel. She has
been playing with a lot of distinguished musicians
such as Martin Werner, Manfred Dierkes, Manfred
Kullmann, Michael Gechter, Wolfgang Köhler, Reggie
Moore, Thibault Falk, Marc Löwenthal, and many
The other talented artistes in the band are Erich
Abshagen, Stefan Alfred Thimm and Manfred Kullmann
along with Kar Katz himself.
For more details and for reservations, please call
the Food and Beverage office on 2544 644.