We are Cinnamon
We create lifestyle experiences, with a touch of warmth.
Rooted in the essence of who we are, we embarked on a phenomenal journey, drawing inspiration from the exquisite spice that embodies our heritage: Ceylon Cinnamon. A delightful flavour and comforting aroma enchant this precious ingredient, and we intend to infuse a rejuvenating spirit into every experience the world discovers with us.
Today, we present a modern Sri Lanka that embraces a contemporary mindset and a welcoming ambience with each of our hotels and resorts. As a collective, they positioned us on the global stage, transcending boundaries and redefining Sri Lankan hospitality.
- Established in the year 2005
- With a total 15 properties
- 3 hotels in Colombo, Sri Lanka
- 8 resorts in the rest of Sri Lanka
- 4 resorts in the Maldives
Our Signature Flavour
Curating Experiences, Inspiring Connections
We create a tapestry of experiences that foster authentic connections and forge lasting memories that transcend time and place.
Unveiling Sri Lanka's Splendor with Style
We invite travellers to discover our diverse landscapes, rich heritage, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality with elegance.
Leading the Way in Luxury Resorts
We redefine the art of hospitality, creating unparalleled experiences with unmatched comfort
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 the first five-star hotel in Sri Lanka to receive and maintain uninterrupted ISO certification.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo won the Best Five-Star City Hotel title at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards.
Once again, Cinnamon Grand Colombo won the title of The Best Five-Star City Hotel at the 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 the 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 the 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 significant milestone with the opening of Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives in October 2019.
Cinnamon Bentota Beach was relaunched in December 2019.
Now, Cinnamon has a total of 15 hotels under its wing with eight resorts in Sri Lanka, four in the Maldives & three city hotels in Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon Grand Colombo received Silver Award in the Service Organisations – Hotel Category, at the National Cleaner Production Awards by National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo received the Loved by Guests Award from Hotels.com.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s destination bar, ColomBar’s Bar Takeover endorsed by Mandarin Oriental Singapore.
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts was recognised as the top 50 most valuable Sri Lankan brands and the ‘Most Valuable Hospitality Brand in Sri Lanka’ by Brand Finance Lanka.
We launched the “One Island, A Thousand Treasures” destination promotion campaign in partnership with SLTDA.
The first hotel chain in Sri Lanka to receive “Safe and Secure” certification from SLTDA to resume operations post-COVID-19.
Once again, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts was named one of the top 50 most valuable Sri Lankan brands and the ‘Most Valuable Hospitality Brand in Sri Lanka’ by Brand Finance Lanka for the second consecutive year.
Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts remained among the top 50 most valuable Sri Lankan brands and was recognised as the ‘Most Valuable Hospitality Brand in Sri Lanka’ by Brand Finance Lanka for the third consecutive year.