Galle Face Hotel represents Sri Lanka at luxury congress for destination wedding planners

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One of the landmark hotels in Asia, the Galle Face Hotel will be the only hotel to represent Sri Lanka at DWP Congress from the 2nd – 4th May 2017 in Phuket, Thailand. The event is a luxury boutique congress which brings together high end destination wedding planners under one roof to meet with a lavish spread of organisations that push the boundaries of industry excellence.
From Greece to Mauritius to Florence, the DWP Congress has grown over the years to become the only event of its kind. Its offering ranges from the most unique destinations, extravagant hotels, resorts, chateaus, palaces and venues. The congress also connects leading wedding suppliers and creative partners ranging from couture designers, photography partners, and furniture rentals to jewellery partners, cake designers and so much more.

Hundreds of connoisseurs of the destination wedding planning industry meet at this event to share their experiences, network, collaborate and represent the best of their country on a global scale. The attendees of the congress are cherry picked from around the world to ensure they represent the best of the best of their country on a global scale.

South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, the Galle Face Hotel is proud to be the only hotel with the honour of representing Sri Lanka in the global arena and promoting the country as an ideal location for destination weddings. “The Galle Face Hotel is honoured to be partnering with the 4th Annual DWP Congress in Phuket this year. Being one of the oldest hotels in the East of the Suez Canal, we offer colonial charm and the perfect ocean setting assuring memories that last a lifetime.” said Mubarak Gaffoor, Director of Sales and Marketing, Galle Face Hotel.

Having confirmed meetings with some of the world’s most renowned wedding planners, this event serves up a solid platform for all suppliers to be productive and efficient in achieving common objectives. The Galle Face Hotel has hosted several unique destination weddings since it was restored in October 2015, one of which saw the property play host to a wedding with 300 guests from India and Dubai‎. The hotel itself has a dedicated area for weddings which can accommodate up to 700 guests when the Grand Ballroom and Jubilee Ballroom are both combined.

With Sri Lanka becoming increasingly popular for destination weddings especially with markets such India (substitute for Goa and Kerala), Australia, United Kingdom and Dubai, The Galle Face Hotel provides the ideal backdrop to plan the dreamiest of occasions, all of which flourish under the expertise of the team whose purpose it is to ensure that every wedding is carried out with modern efficiency, warm hospitality and a touch of elegance.
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 of the Galle Face Hotel is one of timeless grandeur and exceptional hospitality.

Celebrating 153 years, the Galle Face Hotel is one of the landmarks in Asia and was acclaimed as one of the best heritage Hotels in Sri Lanka in 2012. Further 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 a 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 offers traditional Sri Lankan hospitality to visitors.

For more information please contact:

Avinash Rodrigo
Assistant Manager, Marketing Communications
+94 766 237 785 – www.gallefacehotel.com

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