Stylish surprises and special deals:
Elephant Reach celebrates fourth anniversary
The Elephant Reach
It’s time to pop the champagne at Hotel Elephant Reach, Yala as the
property approaches its fourth year anniversary.
To mark the occasion, the resort is offering a range of special
promotions in celebration of its fourth year anniversary. Till March
31st, guests can experience Elephant Reach’s legendary hospitality with
a variety of special accommodation, culinary and value added packages.
Two commemorative accommodation packages have been introduced
including the anniversary and Elephant Reach surprise which are the the
anniversary package offering a deluxe room on full board basis, safari
ride to the Yala National Park, welcome amenity, bottle of wine, and an
anniversary commemorative gift, on double occupancy.
For guests who wish to try their luck, the Elephant Reach Surprise
package on full board basis, an anniversary commemorative gift with an
Elephant Reach Surprise envelope.
Guests can draw an envelope upon arrival to win instantly one of five
prizes including room upgrade, two award winning cocktails at the
Mahout’s Bar, gift voucher woth Rs 1,500 to be spent on F&B, discount
coupons for next stay, or an Elephant Reach gift voucher for two nights
on half board basis.
A part of the hotel
In addition to the above during this period guests can also
experience mouth watering dishes at the ‘Tusk’ restaurant and award
winning cocktails at the ‘Mahouts’ Bar.
“The fourth year anniversary promotions reflect the celebratory
atmosphere at Elephant Reach as we approach this landmark occasion,”
Managing Director Clement Fernando said.
“We wanted to share our joy and appreciation with our guests, whose
support saw us achieve this milestone, not forgetting the highest level
of service from our staff, whose warm hospitality and friendly nature
makes Elephant Reach a home away from home for our guests. We hope they
are able to take advantage of the packages offered, so we can welcome
them ‘home’ again soon.”
Elephant Reach, Yala, opened its doors on March 29, 2006. This
boutique resort is owned and managed by Lanka Hotels & Travels Ltd.
Sweden takes Mount Lavinia Hotel by storm
One of Mats dishes
Sweden being a new market excelling in the inbound travellers to Sri
Lanka and indeed a potential market to be a strong contender for the top
spot in inbound tourism, Mount Lavinia Hotel took the initiative to
highlight the relationship and make the people of Sri Lanka aware of the
super storm that is whirling into Sri Lanka to highlight Sri Lanka a
“We at Mount Lavinia Hotel are en par with growth facets in terms of
potential travellers arriving in Sri Lanka and we will cater to their
personal needs and in the same time people of Sri Lanka too need to be
aware of the market that is making waves hence the reason for a Swedish
Culinary Festival,” MLH General Manager Anura Dewapura said.
Traditional Swedish cooking cannot be compared with the
sophistication of French or Italian cuisine. Swedish food is usually
simple and satisfying, and nowadays also healthy. Yet in the last few
decades borrowed luxuries from other culinary cultures have enriched
their food culture with a host of exciting dishes.
Elegance and refinement with delicate taste sensations by the young
generation of Swedish Chefs has made it exciting by creating innovative
dishes with both colour and design however totally inspired by the
richness of centuries old Swedish culinary traditions. Lingonberries,
cloudberries, root vegetables, Baltic herring, wild game and not least
Västerbotten cheese in new ways are the main essence in the recipes.
Guest Chef Mats from the Grand Hotel will cook up the Swedish
delicacies. Some of the many dishes that will be yours to venture from
March 17th to 21st particularly the March 20th will be Tartar of
Norwegian Salmon Gravad Salmon Kalix Bleak Roe, Pink Roasted Filet
Reindeer with Morel Sauce and Lingon. And indeed the Grand and Lavinia
Dessert flavours of Cloud Berry, Nordic Blue Berries, Lingon Berries and
March 20th will be an exclusive dinner that will take on a typical
contemporary Swedish spread yet touches of a Swedish summertime which is
closely affiliated with sensuality and enjoyment, can be yours to be
whetted. The Governor’s Rooftop being the venuw will be serenading to a
string quartet directed by Ananda Dabare.
French arrivals confirmed
Around 5000 to come to SL:
Antipodes Voyages Chairman Alain Clavel and Director Frank Manin of
France arrived in Colombo, as VIP guests at the Galadari Hotel on Monday
morning and were welcomed by General Manager Sampath Siriwardena and
Ceylon Tours Chandra Ediriweera.
Antipodes voyages recently signed an agreement with Srilankan
airlines to bring 5000 French Tourists from France for the 2010/11
seasons. This contract ensures a Minimum of 120 Tourists, each week on
Sri Lankan airlines Paris for a whole year.
All this was initiated by G.L. Pieris, who had initial meetings with
Antipodes in September in Lyon and actively encouraged them to invest in
Sri Lanka as a preferred Tourist destination and use it as a Tourist Hub
for their operations in South East Asia.
The Management of Antipodesare here in Sri Lankan for a week, to have
further discussions with the Minister Pieris,Sri Lankan airlines,
Hoteliers, Airport Authorities and others linked to the travel Industry.
“Galadari Hotel is delighted to host the first French Tour Operator,
who had taken taken huge a step, not only in taking the commitment to
invest in assuring 5000 tourists, but deciding to open their regional
Office in the country,” Sampath said.
Enjoy Sundays with carvery and brunch
Sunday is a day for rest and relaxation; a day to take things easy
after a busy weekend and prepare for the week ahead. After an entire
week of preparing meals at home, wouldn’t it be a lovely break to eat
out in a peaceful atmosphere?
The 7 Degrees North brings you ‘The Sunday Carvery’, every Sunday
from 12 noon to 3.00 pm. This is a gastronomic delight of meal
comprising two varieties of succulent meats and one piping hot main
dish, accompanied by a variety of boiled vegetables, golden roast
potatoes, a healthy mixed salad and an assortment of soft breads.
Moreover, for that extra special touch, you could even have two
glasses of Moët and Chandon – definitely a bubbly treat!
Great live music is also provided by The Dynamos, playing in the
hotel lobby. For reservations and inquiries, please call 2491930.
Pudding cocktails at the Cinnamon Grand
The pudding cocktails
Cinnamon Grand takes sweet indulgences to a whole new level with its
newest concept: pudding cocktails! These creamy cocktails are available
at all restaurants for lunch and dinner and refine all the delectable
flavours of your favorite dessert into a perfect liquid delicacy.
As the first ever dessert beverages in Sri Lanka, these cocktails are
sure to delight and please with a whole new way to satisfy that sweet
craving! A serving of the particular dessert the pudding cocktail is
based on is also included, giving you an opportunity to match the taste!
“Pudding cocktails bring you the essence of your favourite desserts,
ready to sip in an elegant glass,” Manager, Beverages Hemant Dadlani
“Upon conceptualizing pudding cocktails we knew it would be of utmost
importance to capture the flavour of the original dessert and ensure
nothing is lost in the transformation. After much painstaking work we
settled on nine varied blends which we hope to add to in the coming
months,” he said.
The nine available flavours are derived from globally popular
desserts, namely - Jelly with custard, Chocolate Mousse, Strawberry
Cheesecake, Panna Cotta, Lemon Cheesecake, Tiramisu, Wood Apple Parfait,
Chocolate Biscuit Pudding and Baked Alaska.
Indian Food Festival with Le Royal Meridien
Best of Indian cuisine
The Galadari Hotel’s Coffee Shop, changes its theme, décor, taste and
flavour to its best of ‘Indian’ when the Coffee Shop once again offer
guests to experience some of the delicious Indian food from March 19th
Food flavours from various parts of India in its many presentations
will be prepared with authenticity by expert chefs from the Le Royal
Meridien Hotel in Chennai, India.
Master Chef T. Iyappan and Chef Deepak Singh will bring this culinary
treat to you.
The chefs from India will be flown by Kingfisher Airlines and will
bring with them the finer ingredients that will make up the exquisite
flavours of Indian cookery.
The dinner buffet will vary daily and goes all the way from starters,
soups, main dishes and dessert.
There would be Vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes to accommodate
A treat for the whole family.
An experience of the best of Indian cuisine and entertainment from
March 19th to 27th at the Galadari Hotels, Coffee Shop.