Galle Face Hotel

Galle Face Hotel

Galle Face Hotel

In October 2015, more than 150 years after its debut on the shores of the Indian Ocean, Galle Face Hotel emerged from a 30-month long restoration. The hotel’s North Wing’s 72 rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, lobby, and ballrooms have been restored to their former grandeur, and a croquet lawn and an ocean view executive lounge added. Opened in 1864 by four British entrepreneurs, the property is where Vivien Leigh stayed when she went East; where Sir Arthur C. Clarke penned 3001: The Final Odyssey; and where the Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip’s first personal car, a 1935 model Standard Nine, still stands on prominent display today.

Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka

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