Hidden gem: Shangri-La Colombo

The Shangri-La in Colombo, Sri Lanka draws on the island's close relationship with precious stones for a one-of-a-kind guest experience

Travel 19 Mar 2019

The Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is now offering gemstone experiences with local experts

The Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is now offering gemstone experiences with local experts

Affectionately nicknamed ‘Gem Island’, traders have travelled to Sri Lanka in search of precious stones since colonial times. To explore how the island became famous for mining jewels, guests at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo can take part in a gemstones session with a local expert.

A gem-inspired afternoon tea at the hotel’s Sapphyr Lounge rounds off The Gem Aficionado experience, with sugar sapphires presented in elegant mother-of-pearl jewellery boxes.

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