June 11, Colombo: Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo announced Monday that it will partially reopen on Wednesday, seven weeks after the five star property was attacked by a suicide bomber on Easter Sunday.
The Shangri-La Group in a statement said it is grateful to the local authorities and the global community for their outpouring of support and messages of commendations received these past seven weeks.
"The group remains deeply appreciative of the selfless service and courageous spirit demonstrated by the colleagues of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo and the Sri Lankan community in the face of such adversity."
The group said its heartfelt sympathies and support continue to be with those who have suffered injuries and lost loved ones on 21 April 2019. "They will always be remembered."
The Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo was one of three hotels hit by the suicide attacks on April 21 and suffered extensive damages. While the other two hotels reopened in recent weeks, most of the sections of the Shangri-La Hotel remained closed.
"From Wednesday 12 June 6pm onwards, popular dining establishments including Sapphyr Lounge, Capital Bar & Grill and Kaema Sutra will reopen for service. Guests will be able to enjoy room stays and Chi, the Spa from Saturday 15 June onwards," the statement said.
"Shangri-La stands united as one with the Sri Lankan community. With everyone's support, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo will come back stronger. The team's passion for service remains undiminished and they look forward to welcoming the public back to Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo," it added.
In memory of, and to honor, those that lost their lives on that day, the Shangri-La Group will be making an initial contribution to the Dialog Foundation to help provide medical assistance, counselling, scholarships and vocational training for hundreds of families in Sri Lanka who were impacted.