Cinnamon’s Awards & Accolades

Over the years, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts have aimed for excellence at every turn from our destinations to our gastronomy to our big experiences. This also means we’ve been honoured with many international accolades as a result of our hard work aimed at providing the best of the best at all times. Here are just some of these milestones in our history that only motivate us to achieve even greater thingsin the years to come:

Over the years, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts have aimed for excellence at every turn from our destinations to our gastronomy to our big experiences. This…

Over the years, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts have aimed for excellence at every turn from our destinations to our gastronomy to our big experiences. This also means we’ve been honoured with many international accolades as a result of our hard work aimed at providing the best of the best at all times. Here are just some of these milestones in our history that only motivate us to achieve even greater thingsin the years to come:

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————— Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts —————

  • Annual Report of the John Keells Hotels PLC – Winner of ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards 2014 (Leisure & Connected Services Category)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Sri Lanka – Annual Report Awards 2014/15 – Gold (Hotel Sector)
  • ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards 2015 – Winner (Leisure and Connected Services Category) 
  • Winner - PATA Inspire award for the Best Marine and Wildlife Tourism Provider - 2016
  • Chefs Guild Culinary Art Competition 2016 - 6 Gold, 29 Silver and 64 Bronze

    ————— Cinnamon Grand Colombo —————

    • May 2016 - Food safety high achiever award for Cinnamon Grand
    • Cinnamon Grand’s kitchen won a A + grading award at the Food safety high achiever awards ceremony held by the public health department of the Colombo Municipal Council. Overall 22 hotels and restaurants were awarded A + grading for their kitchens and 69 hotels and restaurants were awarded A. The award was based on the inspections carried out by the public health inspectors at our kitchen.
    • October - Health and Safety Excellency Awards 2014
    • Awarded by NIOSH (The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
    • July 2014 - 5 crowns for Food Hygiene by Indo-Expo certification Limited
    • November 2014 - Two Gold medals at the Culinary World cup competition in Laxenburg
    • Annual Report Award from the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka – Bronze
    • March 2015 - Carbon Neutral Recertification for Nuga Gama 2014
    • ISO Recertification for OHSAS 18001, ISO 14001 and ISO 22000(Swiss accreditation by SGS Lanka (Pvt) Ltd) – the Cinnamon Grand is the first 5 -star city hotel in Sri Lanka to receive and maintain uninterrupted ISO certification for the past 8 years.
    • Green Globe Recertification - Green Globe Certification (by Green Globe Certification, Los Angeles) Cinnamon Grand has been conferred with the Green Globe re-certification following a two day audit by Green Globe auditors. The hotel was audited and measured on relevant compliance indicators for the Green Globe Certification with key indicators on energy usage, water and waste management, employee training to implementation of customer satisfaction measures, community support and awareness initiatives.
    • Merit Award (Hospitality sector)- Occupational Health & Safety Awards

    ————— Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo —————

    • A+ Award at the City Food Safety High Achiever Awards – 2014 organized by The Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council.
    • Green Hotel Awards 2014 - Best Green Hotel - Runner Up Award and Water
    • Conservation Champion Award (in the large hotels and boutique hotels category) organized by The Hotel Association of Sri Lanka (THASL).
    • Merit Award – National Occupational Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2014organized by the ministry of labour and labour relations Sri Lanka.
    • Silver Award at the Annual Report Awards 2014 conducted by CA Sri Lanka, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.
    • The 23rd All Island Skyy Vodka and Marie Brizard National Bartenders competition won by Ms. Chamari Jayadini Herath - All Island Classic category trophy
    • Merit Award (Hospitality sector)- Occupational Health & Safety Awards

    ————— Cinnamon Bey Beruwala —————

    • LEED V-2009 Gold certification
    • Culinary World Cup 2014 – Gold Medal
    • Agoda Gold Circle Award (for Customer Reviews)
    • Booking.com- Guest Review Awards
    • Trip advisor 2015 - Certificate of excellence
    • Holiday Check Quality Certification 2015
    • Welcome Chinese bronze standard certificate 2016 (recently)
    • Tourism Sector award, (Large) at the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) awards 2016
    • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

      ————— Cinnamon Lodge Habarana —————

      • Trip advisor 2014 – Travellers’ Choice Award
      • International Hotel Awards, London - 2014
      1. Award for the best sustainable hotel
      2. Award for the best resort in the country 
      3. Best sustainable Hotel and the best resort in Sri Lanka - International Hotel Award
      • Certificate of Merit for Energy & Water Conservation and Waste Management in "Greening Awards 2014 from THASL
      • Booking.com- Guest Review Awards
      • Trip Advisor- Travellers Choice Award 2016
      • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

        ————— Cinnamon Wild Yala —————

        • Trip advisor 2014 – Travellers’ Choice Award
        • Certificate of Merit for Energy , Water & Waste Management in Greening Awards 2014 from THASL [ The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka ]
        • Booking.com- Guest Review Awards
        • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

          ————— Cinnamon Citadel Kandy —————

          • Trip advisor 2014 – Travellers’ Choice Award
          • NIOSH 2014 (National Occupational Safety and Health Awards) - Winner – Large Scale Hospitality Sector 
          • Sector Award (Tourism)- Occupational Health & Safety Awards
          • Booking.com- Guest Review Awards
          • Gold Award – Large Scale Tourism Sector - National Green Awards 2015 organized by Central Environmental Authority 

            ————— Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon —————

            • NIOSH 2014 (National Occupational Safety and Health Awards - Silver Presidential Award – Intra Industry Category 
            • Presidential Silver Award (Local Category) -Occupational Health & Safety Awards
            • 3rd East coast Open Culinary Competition 2014 held in Fujairah - U.A.E. Mr. Julinda Pushpakumara, Executive Chef of Chaaya Tranz won two gold medals and was adjudged as the "Best Chef".
            • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

              ————— Habarana Village by Cinnamon —————

              • Booking.com- Guest Review Awards
              • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

                ————— Trinco Blu by Cinnamon —————

                • Agoda Gold Circle Award (for Customer Reviews)

                  ————— Bentota Beach by Cinnamon —————

                  • NIOSH 2014 (National Occupational Safety and Health Awards) - Merit Award – Large Scale Hospitality Sector
                  • Winning team of the first ever culinary challenge organized by the Health Ministry and WHO celebrating the “World Heart Day” 

                    ————— Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives —————

                    • MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2014 – Awarded Leading Surf Resort for the 3rd consecutive year 
                    • Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge & Exhibition 2015 – One Gold medal 

                      ————— Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon —————

                      • Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge & Exhibition 2015 – Silver and Bronze medal 
                      • Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
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