The Granbell HotelColombo recently opened its doors, warmly welcoming all to experience a fusionof Japanese and Sri Lankan hospitality. The property is owned and managed bythe leading Japanese company Belluna Co. Ltd, a listed company in the TokyoStock exchange. The Granbell Hotel Colombo, adds to a growing portfolio ofproperties around the world owned and managed by Belluna.Co.Ltd. The hotelchain includes 17 properties in Japan, 1 in Hawaii, 1 in the Maldives and 2 inSri Lanka.
The Chief Guest, HE Mr.Mizukoshi Hideaki - the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka together with several inviteesincluding, Mr. Kiyoshi Yasuno - the President of Belluna Co. Ltd, gracedthe launch event for the hotel.
The launch of thehotel is in line with the long-standing friendship between Sri Lanka and Japan,which dates back over 70 years. The projectcommenced in 2016 with a foreign direct investment of USD 60 million. Theconstruction was carried out by the Hazama Ando Corporation of Japan and wascompleted in line with the highest construction standards, combining Japanesearchitecture and Sri Lankan craftsmanship.
Today, the hotelprovides a large number of employment opportunities for the local communities,in a post pandemic era, further strengthening the economic revival of thenation. The hotel ensures high-quality Japanese service standards, andoperations will be carried out with the strictest attention to detail andefficiency.
With a sustainabledesign concept with open air corridors, the Granbell Hotel Colombo is locatedin proximity to the Colpetty Railway Station in the heart of Colombo andprovides a host of exciting facilities and services. This includes a rooftopinfinity pool & bar, gymnasium, spa, yoga, dance studio and an all-daydining restaurant. The hotel features a mix of Sri Lankan and Japanese design,and elegant interiors that match the coastal surroundings and vistas, promisingan ideal island getaway.
Kiyoshi Yasuno, ChiefExecutive Officer of Belluna Co. Ltd commented, “The Granbell Hotel Colombo notonly looks to become Sri Lanka’s newest city escape, but also to revitalize theoverall hospitality industry of the nation. The hotel supports significantinvestment opportunities in Sri Lanka which in turn, will also exploreopportunities in the hospitality job market.”
While the Heads ofDepartments and staff being Sri Lankan, the hotel also brings forth Japaneseexpertise in terms of the General Manager and the Head Chef to offer anauthentic combination of the two cultures.
The Granbell Hotel Colombohas forged strong relationships with corporate clientele, travel agents, touroperators and online tour operators to promote the property across key marketssuch as European, Indian, and Middle Eastern markets. While the Chinese andFar-Eastern market is also an upcoming focus, the Global Distribution System(GDS) connects the property with a plethora of travel agencies across theworld. Visit granbellhotel.lk or call on 011 2 397 397 for more information, reservations for F&B aswell as resident offers.