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Christmas Extravaganza: Unwrapping the Magic!



Create remarkable moments with Christmas celebrations at Courtyard Mariott Colombo. Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year for celebrations, gather your family and friends and enjoy exceptional offers

Get ready for a festive celebration like no other as Courtyard by Marriott Colombo unveils a series of enchanting events, spreading the joy of Christmas. Beginning on the 24th of December, guests are cordially invited to embark on a journey of delightful culinary experiences and captivating entertainment said a press release.

Christmas Eve Dinner

The release sais step into the enchantment of Christmas on December 24 with Christmas Eve Dinner, a culinary spectacle featuring a lavish festive buffet and the soothing melodies of jazz Christmas music. Commencing at 7:00 PM, the venue will be aglow with the warmth of the season. Tickets for this magical evening are available now , covering the sumptuous buffet. Exclusive beverage packages and group packages are also available to tailor celebration.

Christmas Day Brunch

The release also said on December, 25 r the Christmas Day Brunch will start at 12 noon. Jazzylon will enchant guests with captivating entertainment while they indulge in a sumptuous brunch spread. Tickets for this festive affair are availare nowavailable covering the delectable buffet. Special beverage packages and group packages add an extra layer of exclusivity to the Christmas celebration

NYE Dinner Party – “The Capsule”: Countdown to a Night of Revelry

Bid farewell to the year with style at NYE Dinner Party, “The Capsule,” December. 31 The release said a lavish buffet one an dance into the New Year with DJs Sushan, Rumesh, and Kevin. Exciting beverage and group packages are available for an unforgettable night of celebration.

For those eager to secure their spots at these festive events, our reservations team can be reached at 011 7734401. Starting from the 30th of November, tickets can be purchased at the hotel festival desk in the main lobby.

Courtyard by Marriott Colombo warmly welcomes everyone to partake in these joyous festivities, creating cherished memories to last a lifetime. Join us in making this Christmas season truly special!the release said

Courtyard by Marriott Colombo unveils exquisite bespoke hampers for a memorable Christmas celebration

Courtyard by Marriott Colombo launched thier exclusive collection of bespoke hampers to usher in the festive spirit with a personalized touch. The offerings, available from November 30, 2023, showcase a meticulously curated selection of over 70 premium products, featuring festive baked goods, confectioneries, snacks, kitchen essentials, and beverages, aimed at elevating the gifting experience this Christmas season.

Commitment to quality and meticulous attention to detail are thier focus. The release said the hotel invites patrons to craft cherished moments by choosing from this thoughtfully curated assortment. Whether it’s a delightful mix of festive treats or essential items for culinary enthusiasts, the bespoke hampers are designed to infuse joy and warmth into holiday celebrations.

“This Christmas, we invite you to make your gift truly extraordinary,” says Imran Noordeen, Director of Sales and Marketing at Courtyard by Marriott Colombo. “Surprise your loved ones with a bespoke hamper that transcends the ordinary, tailored to reflect the warmth and joy of the holidays. Additionally, explore our gift vouchers for a versatile and customizable gifting experience.”

To create a one-of-a-kind gifting experience or explore the convenience of gift vouchers, patrons are encouraged to connect with the dedicated team at Courtyard by Marriott Colombo by calling 011 7734401. This personalized service ensures an elegant presentation that mirrors the spirit of the season.

Celebrates First Anniversary

– Courtyard by Marriott Colombo is commemorating its first anniversary with aplomb.Since opening its doors in December 2022, the hotel has been dedicated to providing its guests with an exceptional experience that embodies the essence of Marriott hospitality.

As the first Marriott International property in Colombo and the first Courtyard in Sri Lanka, Courtyard by Marriott Colombo made its debut on 26, December 2022, adding to the sophistication of Colombo’s bustling central business district. Since then, the hotel has welcomed guests from all corners of the globe, each with their own unique stories and expectations.

Overlooking the breath taking Indian Ocean, Courtyard by Marriott Colombo offers not just convenience but also a gateway to Colombo’s rich colonial heritage, historic charm, and lush green neighbourhoods. The 164 thoughtfully designed rooms, characterized by contemporary design, plush bedding, and ergonomic work areas, have been a home away from home to travellers seeking both comfort and functionality.


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Brand ambassador for Tiesh



The Tiesh family, Thiyasha, Lasantha, Bryony Stephanie and Ayesh de Fonseka

Stephania Siriwardhana with elegance and style

As a family owned company comprising of Lasantha, Bryony, Thiyasha and Ayesh de Fonseka, Tiesh Jewellers was born out of wanting to give modern woman an opportunity to wear fine jewellery every day.Their jewellery have all the classic codes of exquisite craftsmanship. There are several factors that make Tiesh unique, the magnetic relationship between their pieces jewellery and the customer, this is signature style. The Tiesh jewellery pieces are not only meant to empower women but are also made to celebrate women.

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Pure Gold by Tiesh, a jewellery brand renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and timeless designs, appointed Stephanie Siriwardhana, a globally recognised celebrity and multi-faceted artist, as the brand ambassador.

Known for its array of 18-karat and 22-karat gold jewellery pieces, Pure Gold by Tiesh stands as a beacon of exquisite craftsmanship and design. The brand showcases a range of breathtaking earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings that exude elegance and individuality, also available in tri-colours, rose gold, white gold, and yellow gold.

Stephanie Siriwardhana, an icon admired globally for her natural elegance and style, expressed her excitement in being appointed as the brand ambassador, saying, “I am thrilled and honoured to be appointed as the brand ambassador and face of Pure Gold by Tiesh. My relationship with Tiesh goes back to more than ten years.I have been a loyal customer and always admired and loved thier jewellery I appreciate and admire the dedication and commitment they put into perfecting each piece of jewellery.”

What is so different about Tiesh ? They distinguishes itself by blending traditional craftsmanship with modern design aesthetics, catering to the discerning tastes of the new-age woman. Commitment to versatility, allowing each piece to be worn in multiple ways,exclusivity are some of the hallmarks the brand prides itself. They are also renowned for catering to diverse cultures and ethnicities, offering something for everyone, from beautiful Hindu brides to Muslim brides and traditional Kandyan n brides.

Stephanie expressed her appreciation for the brand’s commitment to creativity, stating, “I am especially drawn to Pure Gold by Tiesh’s unique commitment to creativity and making each moment and story special with their endless personal styling options. The quality and service provided by Pure Gold by Tiesh are remarkable. When you visit Tiesh, it’s not like visiting your typical jewellery shop; it’s like visiting your home. There is always a sense of familiarity and hospitality, they understand your personal taste making it a personalised and custom experience. I feel blessed to be a part of the Tiesh family of jewellery and they always have some exciting things in the pipeline.”

The staff at Tiesh Jewellers

Pix by Thushara Attapathu

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Vitamin E for skin hydration



Antioxidant that protects and hydrates skin, leaving it refreshed and plumped is Vitamin E While Vitamin E is a vital antioxidant with many benefits, our bodies cannot produce it naturally. Therefore, it is important to supplement our lifestyle and skincare with Vitamin E rich products to protect and nourish our skin. The Body Shop’s Vitamin E range has been a symbol of excellence since the 1970s. The Vitamin E range suits all skin types, leaving skin feeling hydrated, healthy and happy. The range’s crowing star is its moisturizing cream which delivers a +38% boost in skin hydration for eight hours.

The Body Shop Sri Lanka launches its iconic Vitamin E range at an event at The Body Shop store in Bagatalle Road, Colombo.

The Body Shop’s Vitamin E infused range now available in Sri Lanka includes a day cream, night vream, cleanser, facial wash, sleeping mask and serum.

Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects and hydrates skin, leaving it refreshed and plumped.

While Vitamin E is a vital antioxidant with many benefits, our bodies cannot produce it naturally. Therefore, it is important to supplement our lifestyle and skincare with Vitamin E rich products to protect and nourish our skin. Vitamin E range, It has been a symbol of excellence since the 1970s. and suits all skin types, leaving skin feeling hydrated, healthy and happy. The range’s crowing star is its moisturizing cream which delivers a +38% boost in skin hydration for eight hours.

“Sri Lanka is a very important market for The Body Shop. Over the years, we have learnt from the country’s resilience and the ability to bounce back with growth trajectory. As a change making beauty brand, we are committed to empower customers, employees and partners to drive positive change for the world though our channels, our products and our activism. We are thankful for all the support and remain on track to provide responsible beauty products in the market.” said Vishal Chaturvedi, Vice President – Retail & Operations, The Body Shop South Asia speaking at the event.

The Vitamin E range’s ingredients are a key highlight. The range adeptly harnesses the power of Vitamin E to soak deep into skin and preserve natural fats, while replenishing the outer layer of skin and helping minimise moisture loss and skin dehydration. The Body Shop’s Vitamin E range is also replete with natural-origin hyaluronic acid from wheat and corn, which increases skin elasticity by keeping it plump and hydrated.

The range, which is vegan-friendly, is also enriched with Raspberry Seed Oil from up-cycled cold-pressed raspberries, known to be rich in Vitamin E. True to The Body Shop’s ethos of sustainability, ethical production and helping the planet, the product range sources Raspberry Seed Oil Its packaging includes recyclable packaging made from recycled materials.

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Jetwing Hotels recognised at the Annual Green Building Awards 2023



The Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) recognised Jetwing Hotels, among the tourism sector, for their commitment to promoting environmental sustainability and sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka, at the recently concluded Annual Green Building Awards 2023.

GBCSL, a consensus-based nonprofit organization representing diverse sectors of the property industry, environment, and academia, seeks to revolutionize the Sri Lanka construction sector through green building practices. Their goal is to promote sustainability as the foundation for environmental well-being, economic prosperity, and societal growth. The Annual Green Building Awards, initiated by GBCSL, aims to recognize business leaders who have demonstrated their commitment for environmental sustainability.

A committee was set up by the Board of Directors of GBCSL, to gather relevant data and information relating to the sustainability performances of the business organizations in the hotel sector in Sri Lanka. The committee conferred that Jetwing Hotels Ltd has made a commendable commitment to foster environmental sustainability and integrate sustainable development principles throughout its chain of hotels, while also working for the promotion of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka. In recognition of this commitment Jetwing Hotels was honoured with the Green Investment Excellence Award for 2023 in the tourism sector.

Each Jetwing property unfolds a distinctive narrative, intricately weaving together the local culture, the spirit of its people, and a harmonious integration with the environment. Designed to seamlessly blend with their surroundings, each hotel’s architecture embraces green building principles, prioritizing energy efficiency, resource conservation, and waste management.

The open architectural layout and incorporation of courtyards not only enhance the aesthetic appeal but also facilitate natural illumination and ventilation. Jetwing Hotels takes a significant stride towards sustainability by investing in renewable energy, which contributes to over 60% of the hotels’ total energy demand. Most properties have integrated grid-tied or off-grid solar installations contributing to meet the daily electricity required. Innovative vapour absorption chillers are employed in 04 Jetwing hotels.

These systems are powered entirely by steam generated from biomass boilers that utilise cinnamon wood – a byproduct derived from the cinnamon industry. A comprehensive waste management system is diligently implemented in each hotel. Solid waste is sorted at source; food waste is fed into onsite biogas digesters – with the biogas generated fuelling staff kitchens and the sludge produced utilised as liquid fertiliser in the gardens. Waste generated in the gardens are composted and repurposed as fertiliser.

Any plastic, glass, and paper waste are entrusted to third-party recyclers. Demonstrating a commitment to reducing its ecological footprint, Jetwing Hotels pioneers the use of glass water bottles which are filled at on-site bottling plants around the island. This initiative serves as a sustainable alternative to single-use plastic bottles, emphasizing the brand’s dedication to environmental responsibility and resource conservation.

Commenting on the latest accolade, Director of Engineering at Jetwing Hotels, Jude Kasturi Arachchi, stated “We are honored to receive the Green Investment Excellence Award from GBCSL. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to environmental sustainability and sustainable tourism. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with GBCSL, paving the way for innovative solutions, and setting new benchmarks for environmentally conscious practices in the hospitality sector. This accolade is not just an award; it’s a testament to our ongoing journey towards a more sustainable and responsible future for Sri Lanka’s tourism industry.”

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