Archive for December, 2013

Traditional Christmas Dinner at the Mount

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Traditional Christmas Lunch at the Mount

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Christmas Eve celebrations at the Mount

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Are you ready to enter the world of the Great Gatsby?

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, exuberance, idealism and excess, creating a portrait of the modern era in the roaring 20’s. MLH will add a modern twist to this and create a year-end celebration that screams opulence, decadent, excessive, exuberant and of course grandeur with a no purse concept. It’s like Gatsby himself came to Mount Lavinia and threw a Party. The fact that this movie had everyone in Colombo talking and inspired a fashion crazy is all the more reason for this exuberant theme.

It will begin from 9pm onwards where the whole hotel becomes one venue of live action of the biggest party ever. With unlimited premium drinks, food, and not forgetting the smokes and yes many many prizes to won, including the best dressed male and female who will get a photoshoot session with a studio and a wonderful other prizes.

The venues are as follows:

  • The lower lobby will be a Samba Bar with all the premium drinks you could ever imagine
  • The Horizon Room will be the Land’s End Gaming Lounge where you could win many prizes from gaming with 5000-10000 chips
  • Daisy’s Voice Lounge also at the Horizon Room that will be operated by the Voice Lounge experts will have an opportunity for you to “Sing and Earn” Gaming Chips
  • Long Island Danz at the Empire Ballroom with the perfect blend of contemporary and classics by the Live Band ANNO DOMINI will keep you satisfied and screaming encore
  • 1922 Governor’s Rooftop where you could get your favourite shots and smokes for no extra charge at all
  • Other areas of action:

1)    Terrace with DJ Pierre

2)    Sushi Boat

3)    A buffet that has over 30 items of premium dishes for all those food aficionados

4)    A dessert buffet at the Governor’s Restaurant that will be having a variety of hot and cold desserts

5)    After 2am the hamburger, hotdogs and Kottu station will come alive

6)    Coffee and Cognac Lounge at the Lower Lobby

7)    Champagne and Cupcakes at sunrise at the Terrace

8)    Photobooth session with your favourite 1922 prop as memento

9)    Airline tickets to be won

10) And not forgetting the Kiribath to go to all party revelers, and of course much much more exciting Gatsby themed spots for you to choose from

Tickets are priced at LKR19,900/-nett for all you can eat, drink, smoke in a premium state of mind and a first class venue. Call 2711 430 for details. “Also to help you out we did this amazing collection to get you all excited for this grand event,” states Mahika of MLH.

MLH shines at Travel Trade Sports Club Events

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

While true determination is known to produce remarkable sportsmen and women. MLH indeed has produced a group of employees by way of sports and they have shown excellent results in recently concluded events. Sports sits as the epitome of hard work and the Mount Lavinia Hotel with its legacy of heritage and traditions has proved that hard work and dedication in work and play certainly pays off. Like Tuan Galip from the MLH Rugby team that recently excelled in their category states, “Sports are about those incredible moments where sheer human will and desire overcomes the odds. These are the moments we should all remember.” The Travel Trade Sports Club Swimming Championships 2013, after being revived in 2011 was held recently held and Mount Lavinia Hotel took medals in many events and they are:

25m Breast Stroke Men Age 40-49

* Second place (Silver Medal) M.A.B.P. Kumara (Security Department)

25m Back Stroke Men Age 40-49

* Second place (Silver Medal) M.A.B.P. Kumara (Security Department)
25m Butterfly Stroke Men Age 40-49

* Third place (Bronze Medal) K. Shelton Perera (Security Department)
25m Free Style Men Age 40-49

* Third place (Bronze Medal) K. Shelton Perera (Security Department)

The Travel Trade Tag Rugby Event for the season also proved that sheer grit is what you need to excel.

Team Members achieved runners up position in the Plate division

1. T.S.M. Galiph  – revenue department
2. J.C Henagama – F&B
3. W.A. Sandun – F&B
4. K.Y.B Ukwatta – F&B
5. R.A. Edirimuni  – Event Desk
6. G.D.S.R Manohara – F&B
7. G.D Upananda – Event Desk

Emmanuel Kelly performs at Paradise Beach

Monday, December 16th, 2013

The First Lady graces MLH’s Singing Christmas Tree

Monday, December 16th, 2013

Borderlands Circumnavigates Sri Lanka by Kayak to Celebrate 10th Anniversary!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Sri Lanka’s leading adventure company, Borderlands, will be marking its 10th year in the country by organizing the first ever planned circumnavigation of the island by kayak, with Mount Lavinia Hotel playing host to the inaugural paddle. This unprecedented challenge will be tackled by experienced sea kayakers, Ian Pexton and David Rowland, who will begin their paddle around Sri Lanka on the 15th of December. The two kayakers are planning on paddling approximately 50km a day and hope to complete the 1,200km circumnavigation of the island in about 3 weeks.

The journey by sea kayak will commence at Mount Lavinia and will proceed clockwise, with the two kayakers making landfall at locations including Jaffna, Trincomalee, Arugam Bay, Yala, Parrot Junction and Bentota. The entire voyage will be monitored from land by Borderlands, which has carried out an extensive assessment of all potential risks and will be providing comprehensive ground support. All gear, including modern kayaks, the most up-to-date safety gear, and the toughest communication equipment, will be provided by the Edge Outfitters, a Borderlands sister company.

Sea kayaking is a relatively new sport in Sri Lanka, but one that is quickly proving to be popular amongst those with an independent streak and a love of nature. Sea kayakers must be confident and capable of handling a variety of water and wind conditions; what begins as a leisurely paddle can quickly turn into a challenging contest against surging surf.

Based in Sri Lanka and Nepal, Borderlands is one of the premier adventure tourism and training companies in the region. The company organizes a wide range of adventure activities, ranging from canyoning and hiking to mountain biking and whale watching. It is also a leader in corporate team building, using a mix of adventure activities and problem solving tasks to strengthen organizational culture and confidence.  Borderlands prides itself on having the most experienced guides and course facilitators in the country, a distinction that has helped the company win a 2013 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor.

Ian Pexton and David Rowland

Fused and tempting new theme nights revamped to suit you

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

What happens when East and West, North and South all come together in the kitchen at MLH in a sync with what you love to have? Unique dining nights emerge at the Governor’s Terrace. LKR2600/-nett per night and over fifteen dishes are celebrated each theme night to satisfy one’s tastebuds.

Monday : Culinary Influences of Ceylon

Celebrating the culinary favorites of the Colonial era with Dutch, Portuguese and English cuisine. Dishes such as Lamprais, Mani Pittu and Babath curry will be on the cards.

Tuesday : Feasts of the Desert

Fusion cuisine featuring Middle Eastern, Arabian, Lebanese, Moroccan and Persian Dishes. Favorites like Lamb Tagine, Falafel, Bussa Bossa, and Live Cooking spots

Wednesday : Secrets of the Silk Route

Feast on Chinese, Thai, Indonesian and the rich diversity of Silk Route cuisine. Laksa, Miso. Peking Style Chicken, and not forgetting the Singaporean Chili Crab are a few to mention. And the ‘made to order’ salad station with Indonesia’s very own Gado Gado Salad

Thursday : United States of India

Relish the opulent tastes in the many regional cuisines native to India. The menu authentically uplifts cuisine from the North, South, east and west of India while offering guests the additional delight of cuisines shaped by Hindu and Jain beliefs, in particular vegetarianism, and the influences of cultural interaction from other societies that has spiced up dishes to suit any palate. Over twenty varieties of regional dishes synonymous to India will be the night’s focus. Regional dishes like Prawns Koliwada, Jeera Pulao, Badam Kheer, Mutton Shami Kebab, and more

Friday : Backyard BBQ

A real BBQ is simply a matter of taste. Flavourful, sizzling Honey Mustard Grilled Pork Chops, Chorizo, all types of sausages and other grilled, smoked, spice rubbed and churrasco style dishes.

Saturday : Viaggio in Italia

Journey to Italy and savour favourites from the Mediterranean coast. Like Spaghetti Vongole Aioli, Pizza A Prosiutto, Chicken Parmigiana and many more

Sunday : Ape Kema

Chef Publis surfaces food synonymous to all communities of Sri Lanka. With the many fragrances and spices parallel to South Indian food, it remains distinctly its own form of cuisine. Throughout years of colonization and influence from other countries, Sri Lanka has adapted its food culture into a blend of different curry concoctions and dishes which is ready to be experienced with authenticity and traditions entwined. Dishes like Chicken Dummassa, Maldive Fish Sambol, Beef Cutlets, Ghee Rice, Pork Black Pepper, Mutton Chutty Roast, Dolos Mahe Salad,   Waraka Gini Sisila (flambé) are some of the items in the menu.

Pork Knuckle Buster Deal

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Who says Pork Knuckle is only served for Oktoberfest? Well as everyone is ready for the rocking season MLH wanted all to knock their socks off this wonderful Christmas season MLH with a wonderful Knuckle Buster Deal. As the Pork Knuckles were the most talked about at the Oktoberfest 2013, MLH wanted all to love it further and don’t forget the great accompaniments that go along with it yes two mugs of your favourite brew just for LKR1500/-nett. Call 2711 430 for details.

Knuckle and Two brews