FOR M.I.C.E. & MORE SRI LANKA WithWALKERS TOURS Walkers Tours
THE FACTS…..... Capital: Sri Jayawardanepura Commercial Capital: Colombo 20 million Population Sinhala, Tamil and English are widely spoken throughout Sri Lanka, with the exception of remote villages where it might be Sinhala only or Tamil only. Sinhalese- 74 % , Tamil- 18 %, Muslim -7 %, Burgher (descendants of Dutch and Portuguese colonist) and others- 1 per cent Buddhism- 70 % ; Hinduism- 16 %; Christianity- 7 % Islam-7 % Area: 65,525 sq.Kms Climate: Low Lands – tropical, average 27°c Central Hills – cooler, with temperatures dropping to 14°c. The south- west monsoon brings rain to the western, southern and central regions from May to July, while the north-eastern monsoon is from December t0 January. Sri Lanka climate is ideal for holiday-makers throughout the year. The coastline is spreading for 1340Kms around the Island History dating back over 2500 Years
WHY SRI LANKA? Ability to offer a variety in one small place : Golden Beaches *Great Shopping Entertaining Nightlife * Wildlife to make you amazed Green Hills and Nature at It’s best Buying power of an Indian National becomes stronger (1 INR= 2.3 LKR) Quality Hotels with Internationals standards / MICE Venues Visa on arrival. More than 90 flights a week between India and Sri Lanka. Most of all Genuine Hospitality and smiling people
A SMALL MIRACLE
WELCOME TO SRI LANKAGarlandingTraditional Sri Lankan drummers with dancersLighting of Oil lampRed CarpetArti Tikka
M M SRI LANKAO IS CT EP LR HABARANA OE CF KANDY AE COLOMBO TR IR BENTOTA OE ND s
HABARANAHabarana is an ideal location to have a mind-relaxingconference which is 170kms away from the InternationalAirport. A place lying amidst a lot of greenery and awayfrom the hustle & bustle. Habarana is in a close proximityto Nature/Game reserves and the 3 UNESCO worldHeritage sites Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa & SigiriyaA place for,Jungle Trekking.Biking.Jeep Safaris.Elephant Back Safaris.
KANDYOne of the legendary hill-stations, the last kingdom of the ancientSinhalese kings which really depicts the richness of culture andheritage. The cool climes of Kandy can be felt after a 3 hour drivefrom the International Airport. The city of Kandy lies at an altitude of465m above sea level and the place is well known for its annualpageant, the “KANDY PERAHERA”, a colorful procession taking placeduring the month of August. Places to visit, Temple of the Tooth Relic Elephant Orphanage in Pinnawala Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya. “The Kandy Perahera” the pageant taking place annually in July or August
BENTOTABentota is situated on the Northern limit of the SouthernProvince which is 105Kms and a 3 hour drive from theInternational Airport. Its location is in the sun drenchedsouthern coast at the mouth of the Bentota River and itspicturesque, sandy, palm-fringed beaches which borderthe warm, sparkling waters of the Indian ocean.
COLOMBOColombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka lies just 37Kmsfrom the International Airport. The place it self provides a lotof facilities to M.I.C.E. events and Colombo holds the prestigefor hosting many international conferences. A city which islively and active for 24 hours with its shopping, nightlife andmany more to offer.
WALKERS TOURS – GROUP HOTELSSri Lanka Cinnamon Grand – Colombo Trans Asia – Colombo Cinnamon Lodge – Habarana Chaaya Villege - Habarana Chaaya Citadel – Kandy Yala Villege – Yala Coral Gradens – Hikkaduwa Bentota Beach – Bentota Club Oceanic – Trincomale Tamarind Tree – Katunayaka
MaldivesCinnamon Island AlidhooChaaya Island DhonveliChaaya Lagoon HakuraahuraaChaaya Reef Ellaidhoo
CINNAMON GRAND COLOMBOPresidential award winning hotel for two consecutive years (2007 & 08) asthe best 5* hotel in Sri Lanka. With 501 rooms, 239 Deluxe wing rooms with 7 Apartment suites, 1Penthouse and 8 Deluxe suites, 180 Premium wing rooms with 50 Executivefloor rooms, 2 Presidential suites, 4 Executive suites and 4 Premium suites8 Restaurants serving an eclectic mix of cuisine which includes an Indianrestaurant5 perfect Cinnamon spaces with state-of-the-art technology and a team of professionals to handle your conference and event.The main Ballroom, the Oak can accommodate 800 pax in theatre styleseating2 Gymnasiums, 2 swimming pools and many Sports and other recreationThe Hotel also has the Angsana Spa which belongs to an Internationalchain of Spas.
A Deluxe room
A Premium Room
TRANS ASIA-COLOMBO The hotel has 245 Deluxe,68 Executive,21 Junior suites,2 Deluxe suites,1 Executive suite, 1 Presidential suite and 1 Handicapped room in total Exclusive Night Club Outdoor swimming pool in landscape surroundings Wellness Spa . 8 Conference venues. The main ballroom, the Kings Court, can accommodate 550 pax in theatre style seating 8 Restaurants offering a choice of cuisine A Gymnasium and recreation Has the services of two Indian chefs in the hotel
A Deluxe room
CINNAMON LODGE-HABARANAThe ultimate luxury getaway, 170Kms away from the International Airport68 Superior rooms,40 deluxe rooms and 4 Suites in total.The meals are served at the main Restaurant other than at the Coffee Shop andthe lounge barAyurvedic Health CentreSwimming pool and recreationNature trailsCultural excursions
CHAAYA VILLAGE-HABARANA170 Kms away from the international Airport94 Superior Rooms,12 Deluxe Rooms and 2 SuitesA Main restaurantConference facilitiesThe Main Conference Hall can accommodate 160 Pax in theatre style seatingSwimming pool and Recreation
CHAAYA CITADEL-KANDY 120Kms from the International Airport 97 Superior Rooms and 24 Deluxe Rooms A Main Restaurant Ayurvedic facilities Swimming Pool and recreation Boat rides on the Mahaweli River Conference facilities The Main Hall can accommodate 80 Pax in theatre style seating
BENTOTA BEACH HOTEL105 Kms from the Airport105 Standard Rooms, 13 Deluxe Rooms, 12 Superior Rooms, 2 Junior Suitesand 1 Presidential Suite.The Main Restaurant and a Fine Dining RestaurantSwimming Pool, Gymnasium and RecreationSpecial dinners by the pool side or at the water sports centre or on the pontoonThe Conference hall can accommodate 100 pax in theatre style seating.
SOME OF OUR PARTNER HOTELS Taj Samudra – Colombo Hilton Colombo – Colombo Galadari Hotel-Colombo Taj Exotica -Bentota Eden Resort & Spa- Beruwala
TAJ SAMUDRA COLOMBOThe hotel has 180 Superior Rooms, 55 Executive Floor Rooms, 8 ExecutiveSuites, 8 Deluxe Suites and 2 Presidential Suites4 Restaurants serving a choice of cuisine7 Conference hallsThe Main Ballroom, “The Samudra Ballroom” can accommodate 500 Pax intheatre style seatingGymnasium, Swimming Pool and Recreation.
HILTON COLOMBOThe hotel has 43 Executive Floor King Rooms,18 Executive Floor TwinRooms,108 Deluxe Floor King Rooms,30 Deluxe Floor Twin Rooms, 102Hilton Guest King Rooms, 42 Hilton Guest Twin rooms, 31 Studio Suites,7Businessman Suites,2 Executive Suites and 1 Presidential Suite13 Meeting RoomsThe Main Ballroom can accommodate 900 Pax in theatre style seating10 Restaurants serving a variety of cuisineSwimming Pool, Gymnasium and Recreation
GALADARI HOTELThe hotel has 195 Twin Rooms and 129 King Rooms on thestandard floor, 46 Twin Rooms and 29 King Rooms on thePenthouse Executive club floor, 16 Superior Suites, 6 Executivesuites,5 Apartment Suites, 3 Penthouse Suites, 3 Diplomatic Suitesand 1 Presidential Suite.There are 4 Meeting rooms in the Hotel. The Main Ballroom canaccommodate 1000 Pax in theatre style seating.The guests can have a smack of Galadari cuisine at 5 places in theHotel.A Gymnasium, Swimming pool and other Recreation.
TAJ EXOTICA-BENTOTAThe hotel has 77 Standard rooms, 38 Superior Sea View Rooms, 27 OrchidThe hotel hasRooms, 14 Deluxe Rooms and 6 Suites.4 Restaurants2 Meeting roomsThe Main Ballroom, the Orchid can accommodate 275 Pax in theatre styleseating.SpaWater SportsGymnasium, Swimming Pool and Recreation
MOUNT LAVINIA HOTELA Bicentenary colonial type hotel standing by the Beachwith all its luxuries.A place to stay and enjoy the Sun & Sand on the beachclose by Colombo.An ideal venue for Gala dinners on the beachThe Hotel has 78 Sea& Garden wing rooms including 3Suites, 97 Bay wing rooms including 2 Suites and 29Governor’s wing rooms including 3 Suites.The Main Ballroom can accommodate 300 Pax in theatrestyle seating for a conference.
EDEN RESORT & SPA
96 Kms from the International AirportThe Hotel has 113 Eden Rooms, 23Superior Rooms, 2 Penthouses, 16 ParadiseRooms and 4 Paradise Suites that arefunctional2 RestaurantsConference facilitiesThe conference hall can accommodate 350Pax in theatre style seating.SpaIndoor and Outdoor gamesWater Sports
OTHER CONFERENCE VENUES• Waters Edge• Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall• Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre
WATERS EDGEA unique location in the vicinity of Colombo for Meetings, Conferences, Special Dinners and GolfJust 10Kms from the city of ColomboThe venue has 4 meeting roomsThe Main Ballroom can accommodate 1000 pax in theatre style seating
THE MAIN BALLROOM AT THE WATERS EDGE
B.M.I.C.H. The 1st purpose built conference centre in Asia that can accommodate up to 1500Pax. The centre has established a tradition of being the venue for many prestigious international conferences/conventions, trade shows,exhibitions,seminars and beauty pageants as well as a venue musical shows and dramas.
The BMICH has 13 different halls and meeting rooms.The main assembly hall can seat 1500 Pax.A banquet hall that can seat 425 people class room style and 850 theatre style. AN EXLUSIVE VENUE FOR MEETINGS CONFERENCES & EXHIBITIONS
SRI LANKA EXHIBITION AND CONVENTION CENTRE.The centre is a Multi-purpose,Custom- built, Fully Air-conditioned facilities for Exhibitions & Conventions.The conference hall can accommodate up to 5000 pax in theatre style seating.
RESTAURANTS AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE• Agra150 Pax can be accommodated.• Mango Tree75 Pax can be accommodated.• Curry Leaf150 Pax can be accommodated.• Indian Spice350 Pax can be accommodated.
Paradise Beach at theMount Lavinia Hotelfor Theme Beach Dinners
HIGH TEA VENUESCOLOMBOCHECKER BOARD AT THE GALLEFACE HOTEL.ATRIUM LOBBY AT THE CINNAMONGRAND.THE BREEZE BAR AT THECINNAMONGRAND HOTEL.
POOLSIDE AT THE TRANS ASIA.POOLSIDE AT THE HILTON.GARDEN AREA OF THE TAJ SAMUDRA.
BENTOTA / BERUWALABENTOTA BEACH HOTEL-GARDEN AREA(SEA FRONT)TAJ EXOTICA-GARDEN AREA ( SEA FRONT)EDEN RESORT AND SPA-GARDEN AREA / POOL SIDE
SHOPPING AND NIGHT LIFE ODEL PARADISE ROAD HOUSE OF FASHIONS
NIGHT LIFENight Clubs & DiscothequesRhythm and Blues,SugarBallysThe LibraryAfter DarkBlue LeopardClancy’sClub NuovoD’sGraffitiH2OLush LoungeTrampsCasinosBally’s,BellagioMGM Grand Casinos
SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTIONSDay Excursions :From Colombo• Bentota full day with Water Sports + River Safari/Glass bottom boat ride and a visit to a mask factory.• Kandy full day excursion with visits to Elephant Orphanage, Botanical Gardens and spice gardens.• Colombo City/ Shopping Tour.From BentotaBentota full day with Water Sports + River Safari/Glass bottom boat ride and avisit to the mask factory.•Pinnawala full day excursion to visit the Elephant Orphanage and a SpiceGarden.•Colombo City/ Shopping Tour.
SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTIONS Overnight Excursions :From Colombo or BentotaBentota full day with Water Sports + River Safari/Glassbottom boat ride and a visit to the mask factory.Kandy full day excursion with visits to Elephant Orphanage,Botanical Gardens and spice gardens.Colombo City/ Shopping Tour.
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHINGThe Whale and Dolphin watching is seasonal and most ofthe time takes place depending on the sea conditions.An excursion can be done from Bentota or Colombo.
EVENTSPerformance by Channa and Upuli dancing academy.One of Sri Lanka’s best cultural dance performancesCultural dance performance.Female Hindi Singer (Local).Live Band (English/Hindi).DJFire Limbo ShowFireworks displayBelly Dance showFashion Shows
CHANNA & UPULI DANCE PERFORMANCE
TROOP DANCE PERFORMANCES
EXOTIC DANCE PERFORMANCE
FIRE WORKS DISPLAY
Dancing with Fire
• Team Building• Cricket Tournaments• Paint Ball games• Games Based on Water Sports ( Beach Volleyball, Water Polo,• Foot ball)• Indoor Team building games for Sales/Corporate executives conducted by professional teams• Outdoor Team building games for Sales/Corporate executives-Conducted by a professional team( at Bentota / Negombo only)•
SERVICE USP’s Specialized India M.I.C.E. team with over 70 years experience collectively and backed by the Island’s largest conglomerate, The John Keells Holdings PLC. Our 2 City Hotels, Cinnamon Grand and Trans Asia own 40% of 5 star accommodation in Colombo and further have 2 of the largest conference halls available in the city. Cinnamon Grand Hotel, the Presidential award-winner for 2 consecutive years and also the best 5 Star in Sri Lanka owned by the sister company, Cinnamon and Chaaya Resorts. In addition to our 2 hotels in Colombo, we also have hotels in Key MICE locations such as Bentota, Kandy and Habarana. Walkers Tours group owns the only resort, The Bentota Beach Hotel which has a fully equipped Water Sports Centre within its premises. The only Destination Management Company to own an Airport Office in the arrival lobby at the Airport. We are one among the very few companies which has a 24hour Transport department in operation which takes care of 120 cars, 110 Micro vans, 25 Coaches and 35 Mini Coaches. Since most of the MICE requirements are sourced within the group this enables us to be flexible with our partner and give you competitive rates. Being the No.01 Destination Management Company in Sri Lanka with large volumes, we work with most of the industry partners closely in order to accommodate our clients. Due to this reason, we share a close relationship with our partner hotels all across Sri Lanka