Inspired by the legendary land featured in James Hilton’s 1933 novel Lost Horizon, Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is one of Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel groups, and has grown to encapsulate a high level of serenity and service for which the brand’s properties are renowned worldwide.

Combining modern luxury and genuine hospitality with authentic Sri Lankan charm, Shangri-La’s Colombo hotel is home to more than 500 guest rooms, 34 suites and 41 serviced apartments, all boasting uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean, Beira Lake or the city skyline. All accommodations are decorated in a luxe and smart yet warm and inviting colour palate of teal and brown to reflect the coastal surroundings. Sumptuous soft furnishings, silk drapes, beautiful artworks and Sri Lankan touches abound, complementing the magnificent vistas and prestigious Galle Face location.

Set upon the grounds of a former coconut plantation and hugging a stretch of island coastline not as yet overrun by tourism, Shangri-La’s Hambantota resort is a retreat towards rediscovering Sri Lanka’s wild heart. Sprawling across almost 59 hectares it’s the country’s largest resort, with 300 rooms and 21 suites. Resplendent with riotous tropical gardens, all guest accommodation is situated along cooling breezeways with constant sight-lines to the ocean, and the entire property has the lush, earthy feel of an eco-resort.

The winner of this prize will stay for two nights in a Premier Ocean View room at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, including daily breakfasts plus one dinner for two at celebrity chef Dharshan Munidasa’s famed new-age Sri Lankan restaurant, Kaema Sutra. Plus three nights in a Premier Ocean room at Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa, overlooking the pristine southern coast of Sri Lanka, including daily breakfasts and a riverboat safari for two. Also included are complimentary airport and inter-resort transfers and wi-fi at both hotels.

To enter this prize draw please email your contact details (name, home city, email and mobile no.) to [email protected], or fill out the form below:

The draw will take place after 31st August 2018 and the winner will be notified via email. This prize can be used any time before 31st May 2019 and is subject to availability when booking. This prize is not transferable to another person. Blackout periods apply during peak season, Easter and Sri Lankan public holidays. The Cultured Traveller will not share your details with third parties. Entrants will be added as subscribers to The Cultured Traveller‘s mailing list.