Cinnamon Lakeside offers “Splendours of September:

Posted on 11 September 2013 by admin


This month, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo presents its patrons with a variety of offers to make it a splendid September. Continuing its gastronomical journey around the world, The Dining Room will be making a stop in Italy this month, as it lays out a delectable Italian dinner buffet from the 12th until 21st. The celebration of cultures extends to The Lounge, which will be serving a vibrant Asian High Tea throughout the month. The delightful high tea will feature both sweet and savoury treats like chicken won ton, Thai fish cakes and dragon rolls. An ideal occasion to catch up with friends and family, the Asian High Tea will take place daily from 3 pm to 6 pm.

The popular Express Lunch will continue to be served at Royal Thai and Long Feng, presenting busy executives an opportunity to step out to a scrumptious lunch with colleagues. The restaurants will be dishing out efficient four course, five star meals geared to the needs of the discerning businessperson. Long Feng’s expert Dim Sum chef Julie Duan introduces an array of specially created Bao and Siew Mai. These steamed, filled bun or bread-like items are a Chinese specialty with meat or vegetarian fillings of various flavours and textures.

The Bubbly Brunch on the lake as the name implies, lays out a unique spread of food with a free flow of delicious bubbly and a scenic cruise along the Beira Lake aboard 8 degrees on the lake. This special Sunday brunch will take place on the 8th and 22nd of September from 12 pm to 3 pm. The hotel’s luxury floating venue is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka and is available for private parties and events as well.

7 Degrees North, the hotel’s trendy bar continues to offer its themed food and drinks for each day of the week. The Ladies’ Night happening every Thursday has an irresistible offer of a lucky rose for every lady, surprising them with fabulous gifts and treats. The Latin Barbeque Lunch at 7 Degrees North is an experience that is not to be missed. Serving succulent meat, delicious seafood and exotic drinks, Spanish chef Rodrigo Benedicto and his team are geared to make every Sunday lunch a memorable one.

This month, the Goodies patisserie at the lower lobby offers the perfect treat to satisfy every sweet tooth. Head over to Goodies between 7.30 am and 9.00 pm daily to revel in a slice of rich, heavenly date cake flavoured with crunchy cashew nuts. Taste it to believe it.

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Cinnamon Lakeside gets “Green Globe” certification

Posted on 31 August 2013 by admin

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, in a recordbreaking feat, was presented Green Globe recertification for the fourth consecutive year. The locally and internationally awarded hotel remains the only one in Sri Lanka to be thus recertified by the premier international sustainability body.

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo has continued to grow as a beacon amongst Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, managed by John Keells group, the country’s premier conglomerate. Yearafter-year, the hotel has continuously been recognized for its initiatives to save energy and water resources, reduce operational costs, positively contribute to local communities and its environment whilst meeting the high expectations of green leisure and business travelers. The hotel’s continued efforts demonstrate its sustainable green commitments, in keeping with the John Keells Leisure sector pledge ‘I will be Green’.

Green Globe is the global travel and tourism industries’ certification programme for sustainable tourism. The Green Globe standard is a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses and their supply chain partners. Businesses can monitor improvements and document achievements leading to certification of their enterprises’ sustainable operation and management.

In 2010, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo became the first Green Globe certified city hotel in Sri Lanka when evaluated on 248 Green Globe standards. In 2011, Green Globe standards were increased to 336 under four main categories. The hotel succeeded in all 39 subcategories broadly classified under the main categories – Sustainable Management, Social/ Economic, Cultural Heritage and Environment. To achieve certification for the third year, the hotel demonstrated 5 percent growth on the standards compared to 2011.

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Chocolaty High Tea at Cinnamon Lakeside

Posted on 08 August 2013 by admin


Chocolate lovers have much to look forward to this month as Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo brings back its popular Crazy Chocolate High Tea at the hotel’s lobby restaurant, The Lounge. The High Tea at Cinnamon Lakeside has become increasingly well known as an ideal and intimate occasion to gather family, friends and colleagues alike, while relishing a variety of delectable delights.

The hotel’s skilled chefs will bring out a selection of specially crafted chocolates teamed with a spread of delightful sweet treats like chocolate tart, chocolate profiteroles and chocolate brownies to name a few. Those with a palate for something savoury will not be left disappointed as there will also be a variety of spicy, tangy dishes to satisfy the taste buds.

The venue for the High Tea is The Lounge, found within the spacious, cozy and welcoming lobby of CLC. The light piano music and intermittent views of the pool and lake, leaves this High Tea experience, something to look forward to.

Be it an evening dedicated to catching up with your best friend, your siblings, colleagues or loved ones, the High Tea at The Lounge offers the most scrumptious delights and the ideal atmosphere to help you sit back, relax and enjoy yourself. 

The Crazy Chocolate High Tea is open from 3pm to 6pm until August 31

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Cinnamon Lakeside draws in after-tax profit of 74 percent 3rd quarter 2012

Posted on 17 February 2013 by admin


Trans Asia Hotels PLC, owners of the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo adjudged the country’s best five-star hotel both in the 2010 and 2011 Sri Lanka Tourism Awards, has boosted both revenue and profitability substantially in the first nine months of the current financial year December 31, 2012. Interim results now with shareholders indicate that revenue was up 30% to Rs.2.2 billion while the profit after-tax was up 74% to Rs.623.3 million.

Cinnamon Lakeside was judged the country’s best luxury hotel in last year’s Business Travel awards.

Strong profit growth was possible despite a 14% increase in administrative expenses to Rs.157.2 million, an 8% increase in sales and market expenses to Rs.25 million and a 27% increase in other operating expenses to Rs.8.6 million, the results show.

The company had Rs.18.7 million net finance income during the nine months, up from Rs.2.3 million a year earlier, but its income tax was up 36% to Rs.40.3 million during the period under review.

The nine months results translated to an earning per share of Rs.1.24 against Rs.0.83 during the comparative period the previous year.

John Keells Holdings with 48.64% and Asian Hotels and Properties (controlled by JKH) with 43.41% are the dominant shareholders of Trans Asia. Other major shareholders include the Ceybank Unit Trust (2.50%), EPF (2.15%) and the ETF (0.31%).

Trans Asia has a stated capital of Rs.1.1 billion, a capital reserve of Rs.1.34 billion and revenue reserves of Rs.2.8 billion in its books. Total assets ran at Rs.6.16 billion and total liabilities of Rs.897 million.

Net assets per share had grown to Rs.26.30 from Rs.24.85 a year earlier and the company’s share traded at a high of Rs.92.50 and a low of Rs.69 during the December quarter. The share was last traded during this quarter at Rs.74.

The company derives rental income from investment property adjoining the hotel deriving a total revenue of Rs.21 million and a pre-tax profit of Rs.16.5 million on this account during the nine months under revenue.

The Asian Hotels interim statement said that the existing rental agreement on investment property of Trans Asia ended in May 2012 and the company will not enjoy rental income from the property till it is further rented out.

Well informed sources said that JKH planned to move some of its Glennie Street offices to the Trans Asia investment property block in the event of the mega property development project involving the JKH headquarters building and adjoining Ceylon Cold Stores property took off. However the group remains tight-lipped on these development plans.

The directors of the company are: Messrs. Susantha Ratnayake (Chairman), A.D. Gunewardene, J.R.F. Peiris, D.S.J. Pelpola (Resigned 26.06.2012), N.L. Gooneratne, Mrs. R.L. Nanayakkara (Resigned 26.06.2012), C.J.L. Pinto and E.H. Wijenaike (w.e.f. 27.06.2012

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