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Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Coordinates: 6°55′04″N 79°50′54″E / 6.9178°N 79.8484°E / 6.9178; 79.8484
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Cinnamon Grand Colombo
The foyer of the Cinnamon Grand
Former namesHotel Lanka Oberoi
Hotel chainCinnamon Hotels & Resorts
General information
Address77 Galle Road
Town or cityColombo
CountrySri Lanka
Coordinates6°55′04″N 79°50′54″E / 6.9178°N 79.8484°E / 6.9178; 79.8484
Opened1975; 49 years ago (1975)
Other information
Number of rooms475[1]
Number of suites26[1]
Number of restaurants7[1]
Number of bars2
Company typePublic
Key people
Krishan Balendra (Chairman/Managing Director)
RevenueIncrease LKR8,417 million (2023)
Increase LKR93 million (2023)
Increase LKR(332) million (2023)
Total assetsIncrease LKR45,911 million (2023)
Total equityDecrease LKR32,237 million (2023)
Number of employees
Increase 1,390 (2023)
ParentJohn Keells Holdings (78.56%)
SubsidiariesTrans Asia Hotels PLC
Footnotes / references

The Cinnamon Grand Colombo, trading as Asian Hotels and Properties PLC and formerly called the Hotel Lanka Oberoi,[3] is a luxury five-star hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka.[4] The Cinnamon Grand is located at 77 Galle Road, Kollupitiya, Colombo.


Until the atrium of Cinnamon Grand was built only Hyatt Regency Atlanta had such an architectural feature

The construction of Hotel Lanka Oberoi began in 1973. The hotel commenced operations in 1975. It was the first hotel located outside India of Oberoi Hotels. The hotel was constructed on the land where the Bishop of Church of Ceylon resided until the 1970s. The atrium of the hotel was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. Until then, only Hyatt Regency Atlanta had such an architectural feature.[5]

On 28 January 1984, a bomb exploded in the hotel, then called the Hotel Lanka Oberoi. One employee was killed.[6][3] The operators of the hotel, Oberoi Hotels agreed with Asian Hotels, the owner of the hotel, to terminate the management agreement in 2003. The hotel was relaunched as Colombo Plaza Hotel after that.[7] In the same year, John Keells Holdings acquired a controlling stake of 60.5 per cent of Asian Hotels Ltd for LKR4.1 billion.[8] John Keells Holdings rebranded the hotel as Cinnamon Grand in 2005.[9]

2019 Easter bombings


It was one of the sites targeted in a coordinated string of terrorist bombings that occurred on Easter.[10][11] Radhika Sarathkumar, a popular Sri Lankan born Indian Tamil actress narrowly escaped from a bomb explosion which happened at Cinnamon Grand Hotel where she was present after wrapping up shooting for a film.[12][13]



The hotel houses seven restaurants and two bars. These include the Lagoon, a seafood restaurant; Noodles, an Asian restaurant; Nuga Gama, a Sri Lankan restaurant;[14] Tao, an Asian fusion cuisine restaurant; London Grill, a steakhouse; Chutney, a South Indian restaurant; and Cheers Pub.[15] Other amenities include, two gyms, two pools, one outside, one on the rooftop; and saunas.[16]

See also



  1. ^ a b c "Corporate Brochure - Cinnamon Hotels" (PDF). Cinnamon Hotels. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Annual Report 2022/23" (PDF). cse.lk. Asian Hotels and Properties PLC. Retrieved 24 May 2023.
  3. ^ a b "Sri Lanka Bombings Live Updates: Police Warned That Churches Were Targets". The New York Times. 21 April 2019. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Colombo Hotels | Cinnamon Grand Colombo Official Site". www.cinnamonhotels.com. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  5. ^ "Hotel Lanka Oberoi". ceylonguide. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  6. ^ Rubin, Barnett R. (1987). Cycles of Violence: Human Rights in Sri Lanka Since the Indo-Sri Lanka Agreement. Human Rights Watch. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-938579-43-4.
  7. ^ "Hotel Lanka Oberoi relaunched as Colombo Plaza". Sunday Observer. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. 6 April 2003. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  8. ^ Ladduwahetty, Ravi (20 September 2003). "JKH buys Asian Hotels for Rs. 4.1 b". Daily News. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  9. ^ Galagoda, Surekha (4 December 2005). "$ 22 million Cinnamon Grand unveiled". Sunday Observer. Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited. Retrieved 12 August 2022.
  10. ^ "Three more explosions Kingsbury, Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand". Daily News. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  11. ^ "Three more explosions at Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury". www.adaderana.lk. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  12. ^ "Sri Lanka Blasts: Miraculous Escape For Raadhika". Gulte. 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  13. ^ "இலங்கை குண்டு வெடிப்பில் அதிர்ஷ்டவசமாக உயிர் தப்பிய நடிகை ராதிகா". Indian Express Tamil (in Tamil). 21 April 2019. Retrieved 21 April 2019.
  14. ^ Rough Guides (2018). The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka (6 ed.). APA Publications. ISBN 978-1-78919-517-0. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  15. ^ Ellis, Royston (2011). Sri Lanka (4th ed.). Chalfont St. Peter: Bradt Travel Guides. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-84162-346-7. Retrieved 11 August 2022.
  16. ^ The Report: Sri Lanka. Oxford Business Group. 2016. p. 209. ISBN 1-91006-859-4. Retrieved 11 August 2022.