The Granbell Hotel Colombo opens as Sri Lanka’s newest city break
Wednesday, May 4, 2022, 11:12 a.m. SL time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.
May 4, Colombo: The Granbell Hotel Colombo has recently opened its doors, warmly welcoming all to experience a fusion of Japanese and Sri Lankan hospitality. The property is owned and managed by Japan’s leading Belluna Co. Ltd, a Tokyo Stock Exchange listed company.
The Granbell Hotel Colombo adds to a growing portfolio of properties around the world owned and managed by Belluna.Co.Ltd. The hotel chain includes 17 establishments in Japan, 1 in Hawaii, 1 in the Maldives and 2 in Sri Lanka.
The main guest, Mizukoshi Hideaki – the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, along with several guests including Kiyoshi Yasuno – the Chairman of Belluna Co. Ltd graced the hotel launch event.
The launch of the hotel is part of the long-standing friendship between Sri Lanka and Japan, which dates back more than 70 years. The project started in 2016 with a foreign direct investment of 60 million USD. The construction was carried out by Hazama Ando Corporation of Japan and was completed to the highest building standards, combining Japanese architecture and Sri Lankan craftsmanship.
Today, the hotel provides a wealth of employment opportunities for local communities, in a post-pandemic era, further bolstering the nation’s economic recovery. The hotel guarantees high quality Japanese service standards and operations will be carried out with the utmost attention to detail and efficiency.
With a sustainable design concept with open-air corridors, Granbell Hotel Colombo is located close to Colpetty Station in the heart of Colombo and offers a host of exciting facilities and services. This includes a rooftop infinity pool and bar, gym, spa, yoga studio, dance studio, and all-day dining restaurant. The hotel features a blend of Sri Lankan and Japanese design, and stylish interiors that match the coastal surroundings and views, promising an ideal island getaway.
Kiyoshi Yasuno, Chairman and CEO of Belluna Co. Ltd, commented: “The Granbell Hotel Colombo not only seeks to become Sri Lanka’s newest city break, but also to revitalize the entire hotel industry in the country. . The hotel is supporting significant investment opportunities in Sri Lanka which in turn will also explore opportunities in the hospitality labor market.
While heads of departments and staff are Sri Lankan, the hotel also brings Japanese expertise in terms of general manager and head chef to offer an authentic combination of both cultures.
The Granbell Hotel Colombo has built strong relationships with corporate clients, travel agents, tour operators and online tour operators to promote the property in key markets such as European, Indian and Middle Eastern markets. While the Chinese and Far Eastern market is also an upcoming target, the Global Distribution System (GDS) connects the property to a plethora of travel agencies around the world. Visit granbellhotel.lk or call 011 2 397 397 for more information, F&B reservations and offers for residents.