We are Cinnamon
We create lifestyle experiences, with a touch of warmth.
We started our journey drawing inspiration from our country’s most valuable spice, cinnamon. Just like its pleasant flavour and warm aroma, we infuse a rejuvenating spirit into every experience the world discovers with us.
Today, with each property we present a new Sri Lanka that houses a contemporary outlook and a genial atmosphere. Together, they put us on the world map beyond the boundaries of hospitality. They make us a group passionate about living the true essence of each moment.
- Established in 2005, with 15 properties
- 3 hotels in Colombo
- 8 resorts in the rest of Sri Lanka.
- 4 resorts in the Maldives
We have a distinct flavour
Infused with the local vibe
The ambience at each of our properties carries the essence of its location, be it the hills, the ocean, the jungle, or the city.
Seasoned with care and sincerity
A stay with us is marked by our commitment to make it as smooth as possible.
A memorable aftertaste
Regardless of the time spent with us, the experience lasts a lifetime.
This is our journey
We launched Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts at World Travel Market, London. This was followed by the launch of our flagship hotel, Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
We won The Best New Entrant SLIM Brand Excellence Award. Transcending this title in the same year, we established our second tier of resorts in Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo becomes first five-star hotel in Sri Lanka to receive and maintain uninterrupted ISO certification.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo won the title of The Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards.
Once again, Cinnamon Grand Colombo won the title of The Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards.
As our third consecutive win, Cinnamon Grand Colombo was awarded the title of The Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards
Our crowning glory, Cinnamon Grand Colombo won the Tourism Hall of Fame Award at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards, for the third consecutive year.
We opened the doors to Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo as our second city property.
Cinnamon Lakeside was awarded the honour of the Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s unique Sri Lankan village-themed restaurant, Nuga Gama, won The Best Host Hotel Culture & Heritage Award.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo becomes the only city hotel in Sri Lanka to receive a five-star rating from the Emirates Holidays Tour Endorsement.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo receives the Bronze Award in the Large-Scale category of the Sri Lanka Hotel Sector (the only city hotel to receive this recognition to date).
Cinnamon Grand Colombo’s Nuga Gama, the Village in the City, is named Asia’s First Carbon Neutral Restaurant by the Carbon Consulting Company.
We set up Cinnamon Red Colombo, South East Asia's first lean luxury hotel.
Cinnamon Red won the Best New Hotel of the Year, Midmarket Segment at the 11th Hotel Investment Conference - South Asia held in New Delhi
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo receives Top Choice Award from Lianorg.com
We won The Service Brand of the Year at the National Marketing Award - SLIM Brand Excellence.
We introduced the first-ever West-End Productions in South Asia, in Colombo Sri Lanka with The Sound of Music and MAMMA MIA.
Cinnamon Lakeside was awarded the Best Five Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Tourism Awards.
Cinnamon Red was awarded Best Three Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Tourism Awards
Cinnamon Grand’s Nuga Gama, the ‘village in the city’ was awarded Best Themed Cuisine Restaurant at Sri Lanka Tourism Awards
Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts reached a great milestone with the opening of Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives in October 2019 followed by the relaunch of Cinnamon Bentota Beach in December 2019. Cinnamon now has a total of 15 hotels under its wing with a portfolio of eight resorts in Sri Lanka, four resorts in the Maldives & three city hotels in Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo receives Silver Award in the Service Organisations – Hotel Category, at the National Cleaner Production Awards by National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo receives the Loved by Guests Award from Hotels.com.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s destination bar, ColomBar’s Bar Takeover endorsed by Mandarin Oriental Singapore.