The Colombo City Centre Mall opened its doors on September 19th.The 200,000 sqft mall includes 16 high-end brands including Apple, Body Shop, Nike, Swarovski, Armani Exchange, Fossil and MAC that made their debut in Sri Lanka, a gourmet supermarket and a multitude of other features in line with the Mall’s futuristic outlook. Local brands such as Abans, Colombo Jewellery Stores, ODEL and Spa Ceylon are available along other international brands. Cargills Food City operates a gourmet supermarket within the mall.
One end of the 3rd floor boasts of the Food Studio, Sri Lanka’s first food atrium, which features several world cuisines including Indian, Japanese, Portuguese, Singaporean and Sri Lankan. The other end has Sri Lanka’s first multiplex cinema by Scope Cinemas, with 6 screens using the latest technology and equipment.
“We are ringing in a new age of lifestyle for the urban fabric of Colombo,’ said Anand Sundaram, CEO of Colombo City Centre. “The combination of world-class retail, international cuisine, and state-of-the-art entertainment will make the Mall on par with some of the best found around the world, offering an unforgettable experience that the citizens of Colombo have long deserved.”
The USD 180 million joint venture between local retailer, Abans, and Singapore-based Next Story Group is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, recent foreign direct investments rising 47-storeys above the city centre. It has won the ‘Most Promising Mixed Use Development’ by CMO Asia, ‘Asia’s Greatest Brand’ by AsiaOne Magazine and ‘Upcoming Mall of the Year’ among several other accolades by the Golden Globe Tigers. Colombo City Centre is Sri Lanka’s first BOI-approved mixed development project, slated for completion early 2019. This skyscraper also includes the upscale NEXT Hotel® with 164 keys, and 192 luxurious residential units.
Courtesy of http://www.lankabusinessonline.com