Colombo, Sri Lanka:Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is proud to be the official host hotel of the Ironman 70.3 Colombo. Pro-Am Serendib (Pvt.) Ltd., the official licensee of the World Triathlon Corporation and owner of the Ironman global triathlon brand, is gearing up to hold this prestigious international sporting event in Sri Lanka, which is the only Ironman event to be held in the South Asian region. The recently held press conference was graced by Chief Guest, Honourable Dayasiri Jayasekara, Minister of Sports. Scheduled for 25 February 2018, the event features a 1.9 km sea swim, 90 km bike ride and a 21.1 km run to be completed within a 7 hour period, with all the action commencing right in front of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, on the Galle Face Green promenade.
Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is the most anticipated and luxurious new 5-star hotel to open in Colombo in the last three decades. In addition to the ideal location just across from the Ironman 70.3 event, the hotel will also host all major meetings, events and celebrations during this exciting week, making it the perfect choice for guests travelling in from around the globe.
Chris McFall, Director of Sales and Marketing for Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo said “Sri Lanka has experienced significant growth in visitor numbers over the last few years. Shangri-La is ideally positioned to support the destination to be competitive for international conference and sporting events, such as Ironman 70.3”. He further elaborated, “We look forward to welcoming world-class athletes from across the globe and are fully committed to our role in establishing Colombo as a destination which can compete itself, on the worldwide stage”.
Boasting uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean and city skyline, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will offer the finest collection of luxury rooms and suites in the city, with comfortable and elegant design, and sophisticated features and amenities. For athletes this will be a personal sanctuary after the adrenalin filled days of training and the final competition.
Unlocking a new social and dining scene, the hotels five innovative restaurants, lounges and bars will include the only authentic Chinese restaurant in Sri Lanka, a Western-style Seafood & Steak Grill, an interactive All Day Dining restaurant, a uniquely themed Bar, and a Lobby Lounge.
Chi, The Spa will offer a selection of traditional Sri Lankan and Asian therapies, and will be the perfect place for participants of Ironman 70.3 to rejuvenate their tired muscles or relax with friends and family. Guests may take a dip in the ocean-facing swimming pool while enjoying the stunning sunset. The state-of-the-art Health Club will be open 24hrs a day, to further boost training and preparation for the event.
Pro-Am Serendib is hopeful that Ironman 70.3 will become an annual activity, putting Sri Lanka on the global triathlon map.Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo with its prime location in the heart of the city and the largest, most luxurious and versatile event spaces in the island looks forward to partnering with this and other significant events that change the tourism landscape of Sri Lanka toward becoming a regional hub for events.