Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Embarks on Culinary Extravaganza with Gary Mehigan in Partnership with SriLankan Airlines

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts Embarks on Culinary Extravaganza with Gary Mehigan in Partnership with SriLankan Airlines

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9th November 2023, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce an exciting collaboration with the National Carrier, SriLankan Airlines, as the powered by partner for an upcoming series of exclusive events featuring the renowned British-Australian Michelin Star celebrity chef and former original judge of MasterChef Australia, Gary Mehigan. The culinary extravaganza is scheduled to take place from November 30 to December 2, 2023.

SriLankan Airlines will serve as the flown-in partner, facilitating Gary Mehigan’s arrival in Sri Lanka for an extraordinary culinary experience that the island has yet to witness. Mikael Svensson, CEO of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are thrilled to lead the way in presenting Sri Lanka with new and celebrated gastronomical experiences. Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts envisions Colombo as a dynamic capital, promising lifestyle, entertainment, and culinary experiences of a destination city. Collaborating with Gary Mehigan is yet another milestone in our journey towards establishing Colombo as a global hub for culinary diversity.”

As part of this partnership, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts will host exclusive five-course dinners curated by Gary Mehigan at the London Grill, followed by a grand event at Atrium, Cinnamon Grand Colombo on November 30 and December 1 respectively. The culinary journey will culminate with a carvery at Cheers Pub, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, on December 2, along with a delightful High Tea at Atrium on the same day.

During his visit, Gary Mehigan will have the opportunity to explore the culinary excellence of SriLankan Airlines by visiting its flight kitchen and experiencing the preparation of in-flight meals. Saminda Perera, Head of Marketing at SriLankan Airlines, emphasized the significance of this partnership, stating, “As a prime promotor of destination Sri Lanka, we believe that our collaboration in initiatives of global standard will help raise awareness and attract inbound tourism from around the world. These activities will play a pivotal role in supporting the Sri Lankan tourism industry increase arrivals to the island. It enables us to enhance awareness of the carrier and the country and in positioning Sri Lanka as a central destination in Asia.”

SriLankan Airlines, the flag carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld  Airline Alliance, currently operates to 113 destinations in 59 countries from its main hub located at Bandaranaike International Airport near Colombo. Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has had a longstanding partnership with SriLankan Airlines, hosting international personalities to promote the value that the island offers, thus the visit by Gary Mehigan is too a such initiative of many to look forward to in the future.

For tickets and information visit or call +94 71 711 8111.

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts presents The Master Table with Gary Mehigan, Powered by Sri Lankan Airlines and Knorr and in association with Commercial Bank, with Scope Cinemas as the Official Cinema Partner, Fox 91.4 as the Official Radio partner, Wijeya Newspapers as the Official Print and Digital Media partner, Emerging Media as the Official Outdoor Digital Media Partner, Walkers Tours as the Official Logistics Partner, and Dilmah as the Official Tea Partner.

About Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is a diverse chain of hotels spanning Sri Lanka and the Maldives and a member of John Keells Holdings PLC, one of the largest listed conglomerates in Sri Lanka, with diverse interests in sectors ranging from Leisure, Transportation, Property, Consumer Food & Retail, Financial Services, Information Technology, Business Process Operations to Plantations.

This pioneering hotel chain was launched at The World Travel Market in London on 14 November 2005. Since its launch, it has come to represent a uniquely Cinnamon experience and has steadily risen to become the leading choice for travellers in Sri Lanka. The Cinnamon brand boasts a portfolio of vibrant and modern hotels, colourful and inspiring, unswervingly hospitable and committed to satisfying our patrons varied and discerning needs.

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is the pinnacle of Sri Lankan hospitality through comfort, creativity, discovery, and inspired living. Each property is designed to showcase and complement the local environment, character, culture, and traditions of the area it serves. From Jungle cabanas to city luxury, water villas in the Maldives to beach chalets in Sri Lanka, each resort is designed to take you on a memorable journey into discovery. With three City properties in Colombo, eight Resort properties around Sri Lanka and four Resorts in the Maldives, and a host of new and exciting projects on the horizon, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts is your partner and faithful guide to ‘The Jewel of the Indian Ocean’ and its timeless and fascinating ‘Emerald Isle’.

Gary Mehigan

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