Popular personality Nigel Barker visits the Safari Hotel of the Galle Face Hotel Group during a country tour

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The Safari Hotel, Tissamaharama, a luxury abode designed to provide a pleasurable experience for wildlife enthusiasts recently had the honour of serving Nigel Barker, the renowned English reality TV personality, fashion photographer, author, filmmaker and former model during his stay in Sri Lanka.

Barker visited the Safari Hotel during a tour of some of the country’s wildlife sanctuaries and other locations. The Safari Hotel, one of the stunning properties in the resort collection of the Ceylon Hotels Corporation is a part of the Galle Face Hotel Group. It enjoys a breathtaking view, located adjacent to the historic Tissa Wewa and in close proximity to the Yala National Safari Park, which Barker visited a few days ago.

The Ceylon Hotels Corporation Director Sales, Omer Idroos stated “Mr. Nigel Barker’s visit to the country is most welcome and much valued, as the presence of such a distinguished international personality builds further credibility to tourism in Sri Lanka and enhances the country’s image as the most preferred travel destination.”

Barker is also in Sri Lanka to conduct a half-day workshop on fashion photography, modelling and inspiration for Sri Lanka’s fashion industry professionals.


About the Galle Face Hotel

South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is testimony to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Celebrated within the hospitality world, it blends historical splendour with crafted modernity to form a new model for heritage properties. International guests are immersed in the Galle Face Hotel’s rich traditions and compelling stories, while Colombo society perceive the hotel as the most prestigious, desirable destination in the city for memorable dining and special events. Whether at the hotel for dinner or for a month-long stay, an experience at the Galle Face Hotel is one of timeless grandeur and exceptional hospitality.

Celebrating 150 years, the Galle Face Hotel is one of the iconic landmarks in Asia and was acclaimed as one of the best heritage Hotels in Sri Lanka in 2012. Furthermore, it is the first Hotel in the country to be featured on a postage stamp.

About the Galle Face Hotel Group

The Galle Face Hotel Group manages the hotel and leisure interest of Galle Face Hotel, Kandy Hotels PLC & Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC. Under this banner are 3 distinct portfolios of businesses.

The Deluxe Heritage Hotels Collection

Galle Face Hotel in Colombo and Hotel Suisse & Queens Hotel in Kandy.

Each hotel is connected to Sri Lanka’s history, imbibed with the splendor of yesteryear while continuing to serve visitors, foreign and domestic is gracious surrounds.

The Resorts Collection

4 hotels routed in some of Sri Lanka’s most special areas offer a modern facility with outstanding vista & access to experience this great country.

The Lake Hotel Polonnaruwa, The Surf Hotel Bentota, The Safari Hotel Thissamaharama and The Lake House Polonnaruwa. Each of these recently refurbished hotels offer traditional Sri Lankan hospitality to visitors.


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