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Amari Galle recently hosted the media at their property for a celebratory event in light of their first year anniversary.
The vast expanse of the hotel’s reception area is welcoming, and we are warmly greeted by the staff and handed chilled drinks, a welcome respite considering the scorching hot weather. Entertainment soon follows with traditional dancers enthralling us with their energized performance. Amari Galle is a riot of colour, much akin to the brand’s penchant for vibrant tones; striking red sun umbrellas stand out against the blue hues of the pool and the ocean. Everywhere else, the colour is less in-your-face and more subtle; pleasing to the eye. Amari’s 172 rooms are moulded into a curved resort-style building; ensuring that all rooms have an uninterrupted view of the beach.
What followed was a guided tour of the hotel, led by Puneet Dutta, the hotel’s General Manager. Elaborating on this milestone event for Amari Galle, he stated “We are thrilled to celebrate our first anniversary, which represents a significant milestone for Amari and the destination. We are proud of the success that our resort and team have experienced thus far, but I am even more excited to see what the future holds. We are confident that Amari Galle will continue to inspire modern travellers from around the world to visit and experience all that this historic and extraordinary destination has to offer.” The tour comprised a look at the different category rooms - deluxe ocean view, deluxe terrace ocean view, grand deluxe ocean view rooms, one bedroom suites, and finally, the awe inspiring presidential suite complete with a roof terrace and private plunge pool.
The tour concluded at the Bommu Rooftop Bar, where guests were served a host of Signature Cocktails and Mocktails as well as a variety of delightfully flavourful and spicy dishes that had everyone craving for more. This was followed by a scrumptious BBQ dinner outdoors; the gentle breeze and the distant crashing waves made for a perfect ambience. The night concluded with a display of fireworks.
Amari Galle also features a fitness facility, a supervised kids’ club, and the Breeze Spa. Another feature unique to Amari is the Voyager Lounge, a comfortable and relaxed space ideal for informal gatherings, reading, working or light meals. Open to all guests, this 24-hour facility also features a library, showers and luggage-sized lockers, perfect for travellers who are arriving early or departing late at night. Amari Galle is equipped to handle meetings, seminars, product launches and workshops with a ballroom that can accommodate approximately 250 people for seated dinners, supported by three IDEA rooms designed for creative meetings. Amari Galle is also a perfect venue for weddings, with options of a beach front, poolside or a more traditional setting of a banquet wedding.
Amari Galle is one of the largest internationally-branded hotel properties on the southern coast and is undoubtedly an ideal location for any occasion, be it business functions, weddings and celebrations or simply to relax and experience the very best of modern Asia and the historic town of Galle, rich in culture and tradition. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.amari.com/galle-srilanka/.