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Sri Lanka’s first revolving restaurant and banquet hall opens

Sri Lanka’s first revolving restaurant and banquet hall opens

Daily FT: Citrus Leisure PLC and the Colombo Lotus Tower Management Company have announced the opening of ‘Blue Orbit’, South Asia’s tallest restaurant, and Sri Lanka’s first ever revolving restaurant recently setting a new benchmark for dining experiences in Colombo.
Citrus Leisure is the exclusive operator of the iconic revolving restaurant and banquet hall at the Colombo Lotus Tower – South Asia’s tallest self-supported structure.
The ‘Blue Orbit’ restaurant is set to take dining out in Colombo to new heights, with a truly unique experience both in terms of ambiance and cuisine. The ‘Cosmic’, the only banquet hall in Sri Lanka located 751 feet above the ground is another addition.
With seating capacity for 225 guests at any given time, ‘Blue Orbit’ promises an extraordinary dining experience with culinary creations designed to tantalise true connoisseurs. This restaurant will feature an extensive international buffet for lunch and dinner, operating from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For those seeking to celebrate milestones, whether on a personal or professional journey, Citrus Leisure also introduces the ‘Cosmic’ banquet hall, which stands as the tallest banquet venue in South Asia, with a seating capacity of 350 guests. Citrus Leisure which exclusively manages Cosmic will offer specially curated menus for weddings and corporate events, guaranteeing that guests have a truly unique and memorable experience. ‘Cosmic’ too is set to be unveiled in early December.
Colombo Lotus Tower Management Company Ltd. CEO Major General Prasad Samarasinghe (Rtd) said: “As the Lotus Tower reaches new heights, I am pleased to see Citrus Leisure take the lead with regard to hospitality services at the Tower and become an integral part of our iconic structure. This collaboration symbolizes not just elevated dining but a fusion of innovation and tradition, reflecting the spirit of Sri Lanka’s progress.”
Citrus Leisure CEO Chandana Talwatte said: “Blue Orbit and Cosmic are testaments to Citrus Leisure’s commitment to redefining dining and banqueting experiences in Sri Lanka. We look forward to elevating the culinary experience and providing venues that create lifelong memories. From the panoramic views to the delectable cuisine and impeccable service, every detail is designed to offer an unforgettable journey through unique flavors and an unrivalled ambiance.”
Discussing the design of the restaurant and banquet hall, Chartered Architect and Designer Kamilka Perera said: “Crafting the interior of Blue Orbit was a thrilling challenge. My goal was to capture the essence of sophistication to elevate the dining experience. From the celestial-inspired themes to the seamless blend of comfort and style, every element is meticulously curated to ensure that every visit is a sensory delight.”

OSL take:
The ongoing expansion in economic activities and the steady growth in the country’s tourism industry have opened up a host of business/investment opportunities. The launching of new business endeavors like the Blue Orbit revolving restaurant and other similar ventures is indicative of the expanding business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka, especially in the leisure and hospitality sectors. The growing business potential in these sectors have also attracted many foreign businesses in the leisure and hospitality sectors to explore opportunities in these sectors. The further growth in the country’s tourism industry is likely to further expand with the continuous promotional campaigns in foreign markets and the business/investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s tourism industry along with it. Foreign businesses/investors could also look at forming partnerships or joint ventures with local businesses engaged in the industry with the aim of further expansion.

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