Many business and leisure travellers, travelling with families or in groups are opting for the comfort of serviced apartments to experience the convenience of a ‘home away from home’ for many reasons. The main reasons being the ability to prepare your own meals, enjoy homely comforts and for business travellers the ability to work and engage in intimate gatherings in the privacy of their own apartment. However, most don’t find what they are looking as the apartments neither have the space nor the airy-feel one would find at a house.
The Kingsbury Managing Director and Hayleys Group Executive Director Lalin Samarawickrema explained, “The Kingsbury apartments fulfils a long-felt need in the city of Colombo for many reasons – five-star service at your doorstep, cosmopolitan elegance to suit the lifestyles of today’s discerning travellers and its central location giving easy access to all of Colombo.”
The Kingsbury being the trendsetter in the Sri Lankan hospitality industry has taken the lead once again to transform apartment living by eliminating the usual claustrophobic feeling to one with blissful space that extends up to 2,400 square feet. The all-glass floor to ceiling windows offer resplendent views of the ocean and the city of Colombo as well as a feeling of infinite space, let in plenty of natural light and your apartment will be bright and airy just like at home.
From a design aspect, The Kingsbury apartments are well appointed with contemporary furnishings in a soothing palette giving a distinctive cosmopolitan in look-n-feel. They are also fully furnished and are available in five categories: Ocean Premier – four bedrooms, Ocean View – three bedrooms, Premium City View – three bedrooms, Deluxe City View – three bedrooms and Superior City View – three bedrooms.
The fourth floor of the apartments is dedicated for recreation and has a swimming pool, a sun deck, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, sauna, The Kingsbury’s own spa - Senses Spa, the Lobby Bistro and a meeting room for business meetings or intimate gatherings.
As The Kingsbury signature feature, its apartments are complete with branded linen and Bvlgari designer bath amenities and according to General Manager Scott Mawhinney, “What sets us apart is our personalized service and genuinely friendly disposition of our teams from the reception, housekeeping, laundry, 24-hour room service to our food and beverage team at the 24-hour restaurant – The Lobbby Bistro – to teams such as engineering and maintenance services in back of house areas.”
As with The Kingsbury, one could expect the services of currency exchange services, complimentary Wi-Fi and even valet parking and babysitting services.
The Kingsbury and Amaya Resort & Spas Director and Head of Marketing and Sales Denesh Silva mentioned, “Our strategic direction for Colombo consists of several segments of travellers and by adding on the apartments to The Kingsbury brand, we’ve seen an unprecedented demand already. This I believe is the result of a consistent brand-building effort that began in 2013.”
The Kingsbury apartments are situated in Colombo 3 on the corner of Galle Road and Bagatale, making it extremely central to all that Colombo has to offer, be in restaurants, hospitals, banks, offices, shopping centres, etc. As a guest of the apartments, you will have the privilege of using all the facilities at The Kingsbury too and a shuttle service to get you there should you so wish to enjoy two properties during your stay. Yet another 24-hour service is the concierge services to provide you with any assistance in getting around Colombo or travelling between Hayleys Group of hotels, the Amaya chain of resorts to experience the rest of this beautiful island.