Cinnamon Grand Colombo hosted the Australian cricket team on their recent tour of Sri Lanka. The team took advantage of the hotel’s superb facilities during their stay on the island playing a series of 3 One Day International matches against the Sri Lankan cricket team. On behalf of the nation, Cinnamon Grand Colombo expressed their gratitude to the Australian team for visiting Sri Lanka despite the current economic crisis and considers it an honor that they have chosen to stay at the hotel with their families during their matches in Colombo and to experience the real Sri Lanka. hospitality. Undoubtedly, this experience will further strengthen the bond between the two countries because after all, cricket is a unifying force. Click here to enter text. As a thank you for choosing Cinnamon Grand Colombo as their hosting partner, the entire team received free gift boxes.
Reflecting on the excitement of hosting the team, Kamal Munasinghe, Vice President of Cinnamon’s City Hotels and General Manager of Cinnamon Grand Colombo, said, “What an exciting time it has been for the entire Cinnamon Grand Colombo team to to welcome the Sri Lankan National team and the Australian team on tour. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Sri Lankan Cricket Board for working very hard to make this tour a reality. We thank the Australian team and their management for visiting our country despite the current challenges and for being great brand ambassadors and promoting Sri Lanka during this difficult time. We look forward to hosting more cricket teams in the future.
This experience of bonding and fun was also echoed by members of the Australian cricket team. Drummer Usman Khawaja commented: “I have been to Sri Lanka four times and stayed at Cinnamon Grand Colombo several times during the 2005-06 World Cup. Sri Lanka is great, the people are great. Cinnamon Grand Colombo has always been a great hotel so I really enjoy being in this area and enjoying all of its great facilities. What I love about coming to Sri Lanka are the people – I’ve always found Sri Lankans really hospitable. Always welcoming, always with a smile on their face.”
Drummer Nathan Lyon added: “A lot of memories come back to me because I stayed at Cinnamon Grand Colombo in 2011 and 2016 and not much has changed which is good. The pool is always great and it’s good to be outside and have a drink or a good meal. The experience in Sri Lanka is always great because people are always so nice here, especially here at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Here we always feel welcome! For any international travelers willing to visit, I would say Sri Lanka is quite safe to come here and see the culture and people.”
The grace and hospitality extended to the Australian cricket team and the tourists who have placed their trust in the destination and traveled to Sri Lanka, the island will always be warm and welcoming no matter what challenges its people face. are facing right now. Building on the success of the Sri Lanka-Australia tournament, the Pakistani cricket team is now also in Sri Lanka, hosted by none other than the favorite of the cricketing champions – Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo is the flagship hotel in the city under Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, the experiences available at the hotel from diverse culinary offerings, exceptional and genuine Sri Lankan hospitality and facilities and services to suit all your needs, are truly capable of changing perceptions of an ordinary business travel experience into inspiring new stories for customers.