The Granbell Hotel Colombo recently opened its doors, warmly welcoming all to experience a fusion of Japanese and Sri Lankan hospitality. The property is owned and managed by the leading Japanese company Belluna Co. Ltd, a listed company in the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Granbell Hotel Colombo, adds to a growing portfolio of properties around the world owned and managed by Belluna Co.Ltd. The hotel chain includes 17 properties in Japan, one in Hawaii, one in the Maldives and two in Sri Lanka.
The Chief Guest, Mizukoshi Hideaki – the Japanese Ambassador to Sri Lanka together with several invitees including, Kiyoshi Yasuno – the President of Belluna Co. Ltd, graced the hotel’s launch event.
The launch is in line with the long-standing friendship between Sri Lanka and Japan, which dates back over 70 years. The project commenced in 2016 with a foreign direct investment of USD 60 million. The construction was carried out by the Hazama Ando Corporation of Japan and was completed in line with the highest construction standards, combining Japanese architecture and Sri Lankan craftsmanship.
Today, the hotel provides a large number of employment opportunities for the local communities, in a post pandemic era, further strengthening the economic revival of the nation. The hotel ensures high-quality Japanese service standards, and operations will be carried out with the strictest attention to detail and efficiency.
With a sustainable design concept with open air corridors, the Granbell Hotel Colombo is located in proximity to the Colpetty Railway Station in the heart of Colombo and provides a host of exciting facilities and services. This includes a rooftop infinity pool and bar, gymnasium, spa, yoga, dance studio and an all-day dining restaurant. The hotel features a mix of Sri Lankan and Japanese design, and elegant interiors that match the coastal surroundings and vistas, promising an ideal island getaway.
Kiyoshi Yasuno, Chief Executive Officer of Belluna Co. Ltd commented, “The Granbell Hotel Colombo not only looks to become Sri Lanka’s newest city escape, but also to revitalise the overall hospitality industry of the nation. The hotel supports significant investment opportunities in Sri Lanka which in turn, will also explore opportunities in the hospitality job market.”
While the Heads of Departments and staff being Sri Lankan, the hotel also brings forth Japanese expertise in terms of the General Manager and the Head Chef to offer an authentic combination of the two cultures.