Archive for May, 2015

Meet the Beetle Bugs at the Mount

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

The “World Volkswagen Day” will be celebrated on Sunday the 21st of June in remembrance of this unique motoring marvel that made motoring a way of life with over 21 million examples that found their way into every nook and crevice of the world. Organized by The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club, the parade will head to Mount Lavinia Hotel where the grand finale will take place.

The event will pay tribute to Mr.Gordon Gunasekara who made his dream come true by driving a VW Kombi Van from Ceylon to the UK way back in 1973. The colonial atmosphere will be transformed into a mini fete with German food and music. Headed by Mount Lavinia Hotel’s own German Chef Michael Goeggerle, the culinary team will dish out popular German snacks and beverages for all those who wish to come and admire the rows of Volkswagen Beetles that will be on display.

Mount Lavinia has a special bond with the history of the VW Beetle in Sri Lanka. Rather co-incidentally, the first VW Beetle was brought to Mount Lavinia with the importation of a fleet of Buses of German origin that was consigned to the order of the Colombo South Motor Bus Company based at Mount Lavinia. Along with the fleet came a German Engineer who brought along with him his trusty 1949 Model VW Beetle that was registered in 1951. This also adds to the great lineage that is shared with VW and Mount Lavinia.

It was over 60 years ago that the first consignment of VW Beetles were introduced to the driving public of Ceylon which began the “wave” of “Beetle mania” that found the ownership of many who took up the challenge against the odds and the criticism of a rear engine air-cooled machine that resembled a “Beetle . The challenge was proven with humble thanks to the un-rivaled reliability, economy and more than all, the light steering and responsive handling that won the hearts of over 3500 owners within a short span of 7 years from 1953 right up to the restriction era of 1960.

The Beetle has created a sense of “joy” to the many generations of owners who have considered the “Bug” as a member of the family which may have been the decisive factor of the World dedicating a “day” for the diminutive Beetle that is celebrated around the Globe. As in the previous events, VW’s of all ages and colours are expected to participate in this year’s celebrations as well. This event is certainly not to be missed by any person who goes “gaga” on “Beetlemania”.

Welcome Wailers!

Monday, May 18th, 2015

To Mummy with Love

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Make her Day Special: bring your mother to Mount Lavinia Hotel for Mother’s Day

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

One day might just not be enough to show your mother how special she is. Yet if you can make even that one day extra special, why not do it?

Mount Lavinia Hotel brings you an exclusive gourmet experience to celebrate that amazing woman in your life. The colonial styled extensive Sunday Brunch accompanied by live Jazz music is the perfect place to pamper her palate and soul. The Governor’s Restaurant with its colonial façade overlooking the Pool and Terrace with a view of the Indian Ocean and the Colombo skyline at a distance will blend in the intimate and cosy ambiance for a perfect family outing. Patrons will also receive free access to the pool as well as the beautiful Paradise Beach.

Going beyond the gastronomic experience, the colonial heritage hotel is prepared to make the day more special. The talented artist at the venue will paint a beautiful portrait of your mother which will be the perfect gift to her. Write the best Mother’s Day message on the message wall and win a valuable gift pack from Stone n String. Also on Mother’s Day the Mount Lavinia Hotel is set to give every mother the much needed break. A series of kids’ activities in forms of face painting, handicraft and decorating cupcakes are in line to keep your little one busy and allow you to have that precious ‘me’ time.

Head towards the Mount Lavinia Hotel this Mother’s Day for a memorable time with your family and celebrate the one woman who bonds the family together.

MLH emerge Carrom Champions once again

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

The Carrom team of Mount Lavinia Hotel emerged Champions at the 3rd Inter-hotel Carrom Championship held on 21st April 2015. The team secured the coveted awards winning all the main categories; the Men’s and Women’s Single, Men’s and Women’s Double as well as the Mixed Doubles category.

The team comprising 13 members from a cross section of departments were determined to prove themselves the best from the very beginning of the tournament. “The team was dedicated and focused and spent many an evening after duty practicing at the Sports Club,” commented Harinda Weerasinghe, Resident Manager, Mount Lavinia Hotel. “Their hard work has paid off and we are proud of their victory. We also won the Travel Trade Carrom Championships and we hope that the team will continue this winning streak,” he added.
H. T.V. Duminda and D. T. Pushpakumara won the Men’s Single event. The women’s Single event was won by N. D. Kodithuwakku while P. M.M.S. Abeysingha became the First runner-up in the same category. M. Priyankara Peiris and D.T. Pushpakumara clinched the Men’s Double category while N.D.Kodithuwakku and Endra Nalawangsa emerged winners at the Women’s Double category. H. T.V. Duminda and P.M.M.S. Abeysingha won the Mixed Double event for Mount Lavinia Hotel. The other team members were K A G Hemapala, L P D Chandimal, L D Deshani, Chithra Padmini, H M N De Silva, B G A Rajapaksha and Gemunu Weerasooriya

The Inter-Hotels Carrom Championship was organized by the Sri Lanka Carrom Federation for the 3rd year and Mount Lavinia Hotel was placed 1st Runners-up in the two previous years. The team beat Galadari Hotel to secure the championship this year.

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