Archive for November, 2013

Purchase a Dinner Buffet and watch show for free!

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Purchase a Dinner Buffet and watch show for free!

Island Craft Pop Up Shop featuring the best of Sri Lanka’s Artisanal Craft in Contemporary Designs at the Shopping Arcade at MLH

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Island Craft Pop Up Shop featuring the best of Sri Lanka's Artisanal Craft  in Contemporary Designs at the Shopping Arcade at MLH

Evening of Ensemble by the Musicians of the Commonwealth Festival Orchestra

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Mount Lavinia Hotel was pleased to present an Evening of Ensemble that showcased the diverse talent of the musicians from both the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka and the Commonwealth Resounds. The evening began at the Empire Ballroom with the Cellists from the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka performing Bach’s Chaconne.

President of Cyprus fascinated by MLH

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Visiting President of Cyprus Nikos Anastasiadis, and his accompanying Consulate of The Republic of Cyprus in Sri Lanka Mrs C Premanie Perera were received by the Resident Manager of MLH and Mr Harinda Weerasinghe and Ms Mahika Pereira – Head of Corporate Communications at the hotel on 14th November 2013. He visits the country to attend the inaugural ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads and Officials General Meeting.

Geethma continues to shine at MLH

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Geethma from MLH was the regional winner in the Absolut Bartenders Challenge in the category of Classic Cocktail Competition. Geethma a youth trainee began her career at the MLH in 2010. The Youth trainee programme conducted by the Mount Lavinia Hotel Group(MLHG) is a great asset to the hotel industry. They are absolutely phenomenal young men and women with the passion to excel. Their commitment, attitude and perseverance is remarkable and indeed they are a wonderful addition to the MLH. The goal of the youth trainee programme is mainly to provide rural youth an opportunity and indeed to accomplish their dreams. The training and development provided regardless of colour or creed with equal opportunities for them to excel as true hoteliers is the essence of the efforts made by MLH. No doubt this shining star Geethma who was born from this programme continues to keep the MLH flag hoisted high in success. Her first success came in May 2012 at the 21st Marie Brizard Competition where she bagged the winner’s trophy at the Colombo Regional round. Subsequently in September she won the Spice Cocktail Competition conducted by the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority. In 2013 she did MLH proud by winning Gold Medals in two competitions at the Chefs Guild Culinary Arts Competition. And finally in November she successfully won the Colombo Regional Category in the Absolut Bartender Challenge.

Geethma being awarded by Senaka Amaratunga of the Stassen Group

Commonwealth Festival Orchestra to perform at MLH

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

For CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka, MLH is regarded the ‘The Commonwealth Musicians’ Hotel!’ This Festival Orchestra is the largest-ever group of international

Musicians visiting Sri Lanka as part of The Commonwealth Resounds! To give more flavor to Sri Lanka the visiting Commonwealth musicians will now perform for Sri Lanka on the 17th of November at the Empire Ballroom by 7pm to an evening of ensemble. Tickets are priced at LKR2000/-nett and please take note that a 25% on the dinner buffet at the Governor’s Restaurant will be will be on the cards for all ticket purchasers.

The programme will include:

Chaconne in D minor                                                                                             Bach

Cantando Cello Ensemble

Director: Dushy Perera

Letter duet (from Le Nozze di Figaro)                                                                   Mozart

Stephanie Edwards and Jessica Lee – voice

Polly Scholte Sikorsky, Victoria Gill,

PrishitaMaheshwari-Aplin, Iona McDonald – violin,

Charles Sewart – viola

Hattie McCall Davies – cello

Allegro Spiritoso                                                                                           Senaille

Adam Reynolds – tuba

Nicholas Oliver – piano

Pagodes (from Estampes)                                                                                     Debussy

Emily Brown – piano

Trio Concertino, 3rd movement      (Allegro)                                                         Kuhlau

Sam Holburt and Emma Bain – horn

Nicholas Oliver – piano

Italian Dance                                                                                                            Dring

Imogen Davies – oboe

Nicholas Oliver – piano

Horn quintet K407, 2nd movement (Andante)                                                     Mozart

Ruth Dingle – horn

Polly Scholte Sikorsky and Victoria Gill – violin

Charles Sewart – viola

Hattie McCall Davies – cello

Brass Quintet No. 1, 2nd Movement                                                          Ewald

I Got Rhythm                                                                                                            Gershwin

When the Saints Go Marching In

Colombo Brass Ensemble

Director – Naveen Fernando

Sri Lanka Paraphrase                                                                                 Toby Hession

The Commonwealth Resounds! Ensemble

Conductor – Toby Hession

For information please call 2711 430 for tickets.

Singing Christmas Tree and Emmanuel Kelly with SriLankan Cares to be the highlight this Christmas at MLH

Monday, November 4th, 2013

As Mount Lavinia Hotel’s theme for the season is based on iconic traditions it is no wonder that the celebration of St Nicolas, the patron saint of light, is an important part of their festivities. St Nicholas Day is about kids and at MLH the Singing Christmas Tree will be the highlight.

With regards to seasonal offerings the Mount Lavinia Hotel is packed with many forms of entertainment and sensational festive menus that will add on the true meaning of Christmas. The hotel’s Christmas celebrations will kick off on the 6th of December. This year’s Christmas tree would be more of a Singing Christmas Tree. The hotel will also be offering the traditional Christmas drinks such as eggnog, Glüh wine and Kokito as well as other festive beverages from the around the world.

16th December – a Charity concert in collaboration with Sri Lankan cares an Evening with Emmanuel Kelly (X Factor Australia contestant). Emmanuel Kelly’s inspiring talents, touched hearts around Australia with his performance of “Imagine” by John Lennon in the the X Factor (Australia series 3), will be on the cards.

The agenda is such:

  • 24th December – Christmas Eve Dinner

Governor’s buffet – Adult 3750/=, Kids 1875/=

Seafood cove – Adult 4500/=, Kids 2250/= (five course meal)

  • Mount Lavinia Hotel is going back to its colonial roots this Christmas, presenting a traditional Christmas eve dinner with the family and colonial traditions

    25th December – Christmas Day Lunch

Governor’s buffet – Adult 4200/=, Kids 2100/=

  • 25th December – Christmas Day dinner

Governor’s buffet – Adult 3500/=, Kids 1750/=

Seafood cove – Adult 4500/=, Kids 2250/= (five course meal)
Sink your teeth into succulent turkey, get high on Christmas pudding served with traditional Christmas delicacies this season at MLH…

  • 26th December – Boxing Day celebrations at the Terrace – Adult LKR 2,000/=, Kids LKR 1,000/= with pool usage

Chill out by the pool with your family and enjoy a traditional Boxing Day lunch this season with glazed ham to lip smacking pies…

  • Creativity of the wiser – Art and Handicraft Exhibition from 8am to 5pm – Courtyard – 26th December

Curated showcase of contemporary art and crafts by the hands of “Knit and Chat” Friendship Society of Mount Lavinia will be displayed. This hotel’s outreach event is in appreciation of International Day of Older Persons, where the theme for 2013 commemorates, the efforts of older persons in a society and indeed this event celebrates the cause.

Over 200 hand-crafted items and 50 paintings by Selvie Samarajiwa made exclusively by the Knit and Chat ladies of Mount Lavinia!

*Crochet *Tablecloths *Holiday Items *Cross stitch table linen*Jewelry *Paintings *Dolls *Fashions *Scarves *Soft Toys *Baby items *much more.

All this and more will be offered by the hotel this festive season, so if you are looking at celebrating a culmination of Christmas festivities with a difference then Mount Lavinia Hotel should be your number one choice this season.   Call 2711 430 for details.

Turkey in all its glory

Seafood cove rated as one of Colombo’s 10 Best Restaurants!

Monday, November 4th, 2013

http://theculturetrip.com/asia/sri-lanka/articles/colombo-calling-the-10-best-restaurants-in-the-sri-lankan-capital/