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A blend of heritage, cuisine and relaxation

The new Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa, which opened in June, in Sri Lanka, offers myriad outdoor spaces that cater to different functions, while offering an immersive recreational programme.

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One of which is the Kadamandiya Village, which allows guests to have a first-hand experience of local cultures such as the artistry of rural craftsmen, traditional dances, and Angampora, a form of indigenous martial art. The Village also serves as a unique setting that can be used to host an evening function, with local themes of your choice. 

For a taste of outdoor dining under the stars, delegates can enjoy a bespoke menu featuring organic and locally grown produce in the resort's garden, surrounding the chef's table. Other onsite culinary adventures include Bojunhala featuring international and local hawker-style delights; Ulpatha, home to a fine selection of malt whiskies, as well as Gimanhala; which offers all-day refreshments and cocktails. 

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Be it small or large groups, Shangri-La Hambantota Resort & Spa offers 2,525-sqm of multi-purpose spaces that can be utilised for any purpose, such as the ballroom that accommodates 1,000 guests; five private rooms, each of which can cater to 120, banquet-style; and two smaller venues that span 70sqm each. 

During their free time, delegates can try out the exhilarating flying trapeze, drone flying or trampoline, while golf aficionados can head to the 5,584-sqm, par-70 golf course, which offers three zones that afford ocean, fairway and water views; and eco-friendly features like degradable organic balls filled with fish feed.

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Finally, a perfect way to cap off a fruitful but exhausting event would be to relax at the resort's CHI, The Spa, which offers traditional Ayurvedic treatments that are delivered using 100% organic herbs and natural products.