Be sure to visit Shang Palace, an open dim sum kitchen where you can witness artistry by master chefs.
Rooms and suites feature contemporary décor in a muted palette of beige and gray with Sri Lankan accents. Most accommodations have balconies and offer views of the Indian Ocean, Beira Lake, or the city. Select suites offer separate dining areas and large furnished terraces with panoramic ocean views.
Shang Palace features regional Chinese cuisine, specializing in tableside tea ceremonies. Table One serves local dishes inspired by Colombo’s vibrant markets and offers views of the Indian Ocean. Chic Capital Bar & Grill offers steak and seafood prepared in a show kitchen. Sip a cocktail with ocean views at Kaema Sutra.
Swim in the outdoor pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Relax in the fitness center’s whirlpool, steam room, and sauna. CHI, the Spa at Shangri-La offers seven treatment rooms and therapies such as the Ayurveda–inspired Abhyanga Massage and the Ceylon Tea & Spice Scrub.
Explore the shops of the charming Dutch Hospital neighborhood. Visit Gangaramaya Temple known for its unusual blend of architectural styles, including Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese. Stroll Galle Face Green’s seafront promenade.
1 Galle Face, Colombo 2. Colombo, 00200 Sri Lanka
Bandaranaike International Colombo Airport.
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