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Press Releases

CINNAMON DHONVELI : RAMADAN GETAWAY FOR RESIDENTS & EXPATS
1st April 2024

CINNAMON DHONVELI: RAMADAN GETAWAY FOR RESIDENTS & EXPATS

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Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives launches exclusive residents and expats offer.
1st April 2024

Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives launches exclusive residents and expats offer.

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Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts’ launches Summer Bucket-list for Maldives
1st April 2024

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts’ launches Summer Bucket-list for Maldives

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Annual Reports

John Keells Hotels PLC - AGM notice 2024

John Keells Hotels PLC - EGM Notice 2024

Asian Hotels & Properties PLC - Annual Report 2023/24

John Keells Hotels PLC - Annual Report 2023/24

Trans Asia Hotels PLC - Annual Report 2023/24

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts - Annual Report 2022/2023

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts - Annual Report 2021/2022

John Keells Hotels PLC 2020 - 21


Factsheets

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives

Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Trinco Blu by Cinnamon

Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

Habarana Village by Cinnamon

Ellaidhoo Maldives by Cinnamon

Cinnamon Wild Yala

Cinnamon Red Colombo

Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo


Media Kit

Media Kit


Here are the newest titles attached to the Cinnamon family.

Cinnamon Ellaidhoo Maldives

‘Travelers Choice 2023 by TripAdvisor’

‘Traveler's Choice 2023 by TripAdvisor’

Holiday Check 2024

Holiday Check 2024

TUI Global Hotel Awards 2024 - Quality Hotel

TUI Global Hotel Awards 2024 - Quality Hotel

Travel Life Gold Certificate 2023

Travel Life Gold Certificate 2023

Silver and Bronze medal

Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge & Exhibition 2015 – Silver and Bro ...

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016


Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives 

Traveller Review Award 2024

Traveller Review Award 2024

TUI Global Hotel Awards 2024 - Quality Hotel

TUI Global Hotel Awards 2024 - Quality Hotel

South Asian Travel Awards - 2023 'Leading Surf Resort in South Asia

South Asian Travel Awards - 2023 'Leading Surf Resort in South Asia

Travel Life Gold Certificate 2023

Travel Iife Gold Certificate 2023

‘Traveler's Choice 2023 by TripAdvisor’

‘Traveler's Choice 2023 by TripAdvisor’

Booking.com - Traveller Review Awards 2023

Booking.com - Traveller Review Awards 2023

One Gold medal

Food & Hospitality Asia Maldives International Culinary Challenge & Exhibition 2015 – One Gold medal ...

MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2014

MATATO Maldives Travel Awards 2014

Green Globe Certification - 2019

Green Globe Certification - 2019


Cinnamon Habarana Village

TUI Global Hotel Awards 2024 - Ranked among Top 100 Hotels

Ranked among Top 100 Hotels

TripAdvisor Traveler's choice award 2023

TripAdvisor Traveler's choice award 2023

Booking.com Award

Booking.com Award

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Booking.com- Guest Review Awards

Booking.com- Guest Review Awards

Gold Award, ‘Tea Master Cup International 2018

Yasarathna Bandara, Habarana Village by Cinnamon – Gold Award, ‘Tea Master Cup International 2018 ...


Cinnamon Velufushi Maldives

TraveliIfe Gold Certificate 2023

TraveliIfe Gold Certificate 2023

Booking.com - Traveller Review Awards 2023

Booking.com - Traveller Review Awards 2023


Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives

Travel Life Gold Certificate 2023

Travel Life Gold Certificate 2023

TUI Global Hotel Awards 2023 - Ranked among Top 100 Hotels

Ranked among Top 100 Hotels


Cinnamon Wild Yala

Runner Up in the National Bartenders Competition for the year 2023

Runner Up in the National Bartenders Competition for the year 2023

Travel life gold certificate- Accommodation Sustainability

Travel life gold certificate- Accommodation Sustainability

SATA award- Gold winner 2023

SATA award- Gold winner 2023 leading wildlife lodge/ Tented camp

Green Globe Certification - 2019

Green Globe Certification - 2019

27th National Bartenders competition - 2019 - Gold Award

27th National Bartenders competition - 2019 - Gold Award

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Award for the Leopard Pen Project

Award for the Leopard Pen Project carried out by Nature Trails in 2018


Cinnamon Lodge Habarana

TripAdvisor Traveler's choice award 2023

TripAdvisor Traveler's choice award 2023

Booking.com Award

Booking.com Award

International Hotel Award

Best sustainable Hotel and the best resort in Sri Lanka - International Hotel Award

National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018

National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018 -Occupational Safety & Health Sector ...

Best Family Resort, Word Travel Awards 2018 

Best Family Resort, Word Travel Awards 2018 

Silver award at the Presidential Environment Awards 2018

Silver award at the Presidential Environment Awards 2018

Award for the best sustainable hotel

Award for the best sustainable hotel

Award for the best resort in the country 

Award for the best resort in the country 

Greening Awards 2014 from THASL

Certificate of Merit for Energy & Water Conservation and Waste Management in "Greening Awards 2014 f ...


General Awards

Most Valuable Hospitality Brand in Sri Lanka' by Brand Finance for 2022.

Most Valuable Hospitality Brand in Sri Lanka' by Brand Finance for 2022.

John Keells Hotels PLC was awared for Silver for the Hotel Sector

John Keells Hotels PLC was awared for Silver for the Hotel Sector - TAGS Awards 2023, presented by t ...

Play Now, Pay Later campaign bagged a finalist spot in the Brand Integration

Play Now, Pay Later campaign bagged a finalist spot in the Brand Integration and Entertainment Partn ...

Bronze Award for Digital Communication in the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel & Tourism Category

Bronze Award for Digital Communication in the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel & Tourism Category for th ...

Silver Award in the Influencer Marketing Category

Silver Award in the Influencer Marketing Category - Digis 2023 (Digital Awards) hosted by the Sri La ...

Winner ACCA Sri Lanka Awards for Sustainability Reporting 22/23 - Leisure & Connected Services Category

Winner ACCA Sri Lanka Awards for Sustainability Reporting 22/23 - Leisure & Connected Services Categ ...

No. 21 ranking in the Most Valuable Brands list for 2017

No. 21 ranking in the Most Valuable Brands list for 2017

Gold Award

Gold Award at the Sri Lanka Human Capital Management Awards 2016 ‘Shift 2020’

6 Gold, 29 Silver and 64 Bronze Awards

Chefs Guild Culinary Art Competition 2016 - 6 Gold, 29 Silver and 64 Bronze

W3 Awards 2019 - Silver Award

W3 Awards 2019 - Silver Award -Website Feature, Visual Appeal and experience

W3 Awards 2019 - Gold Award

W3 Awards 2019 - Gold Award - General website categories, hotel and lodging

Culinary Art Food Expo 2019

217 medal wins for Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts at the Culinary Art Food Expo 2019

National Sustainable Tourism Certification - 2019

National Sustainable Tourism Certification - 2019

LMD - Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka 2019

LMD - Most Respected Entities in Sri Lanka 2019

Winner - PATA Inspire award

Winner - PATA Inspire award for the Best Marine and Wildlife Tourism Provider - 2016

CSR Brand of the Year

CSR Brand of the Year, SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2017

Service Brand of the Year

Service Brand of the Year, SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2017 

77 medals, Culinary Art and Food Expo 2017

77 medals, Culinary Art and Food Expo 2017

#1 Hospitality Brand in Sri Lanka

#1 Hospitality Brand in Sri Lanka by Brand Finance - 2018

The Best Conservationist/ Naturalist Award

The Best Conservationist/ Naturalist Award, Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018 – Chitral Jayatilake

The Best Print Media Presentation on Travel & Tourism

The Best Print Media Presentation on Travel & Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018 – Magazine Cinn ...

The Best Tourism Promotion Campaign

The Best Tourism Promotion Campaign, Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018 – Cinnamon Island Weddings

Silver Award for Best in Responsible Tourism

Silver Award for Best in Responsible Tourism, World Travel Market 2018 – Elephant Gathering Project ...

PATA Gold Award 2018, Best Ecotourism Project

PATA Gold Award 2018, Best Ecotourism Project - Elephant Gathering Project

Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018

The Best Print Media Presentation on Travel & Tourism, Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018 – Magazine Cinn ...

PATA Inspire Award 2016

The Best Marine and Wildlife Tourism Provider - PATA Inspire Award 2016


Cinnamon Bentota Beach

Travel Life Gold certification

Travel Life Gold certification

Winning team of the first ever culinary challenge organized by the Health Ministry and WHO celebrating the “World Heart Day”

Winning team of the first ever culinary challenge organized by the Health Ministry and WHO celebrati ...

NIOSH 2014 (National Occupational Safety and Health Awards) - Merit Award – Large Scale Hospitality Sector

NIOSH 2014 (National Occupational Safety and Health Awards) - Merit Award – Large Scale Hospitality ...

NIOSH 2014

NIOSH 2014 (National Occupational Safety and Health Awards) - Merit Award – Large Scale Hospitality ...

World Heart Day

Winning team of the first ever culinary challenge organized by the Health Ministry and WHO celebrati ...


Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Best General Manager (Kamal Munasinghe) – Regional Winner – South West Asia

Best General Manager (Kamal Munasinghe) – Regional Winner – South West Asia

SATA (South Asian Travel Awards 2023) Gold Award

For the Leading Food & Beverage Hotel of South Asia 2023

Best Luxury City Hotel – Country Winner – Sri Lanka

Best Luxury City Hotel – Country Winner – Sri Lanka

Best Luxury Urban Hotel – Country Winner – Sri Lanka

Best Luxury Urban Hotel – Country Winner – Sri Lanka

Carbon Neutral Recertification for Nuga Gama

Carbon Neutral Recertification for Nuga Gama - March 2015

Annual Report Award (Bronze)

Annual Report Award (Bronze) by The Institute of Chartered Accounts of Sri Lanka

Two Gold Medals at the Culinary World Cup Competition2014 in Laxenburg

Two Gold Medals at the Culinary World Cup Competition2014 in Laxenburg

Overall Champion of Sri Lanka's Black Box Culinary Challenge 2004

Overall Champion of Sri Lanka's Black Box Culinary Challenge, (also swept the board, winning gold aw ...

Best New Brand Entrant at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2006

Best New Brand Entrant at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2006

First five-star hotel in Sri Lanka to receive and maintain uninterrupted ISO certification 2006

First five-star hotel in Sri Lanka to receive and maintain uninterrupted ISO certification 2006

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2007

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2007

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2008

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2008

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2009

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2009

Tourism Hall of Fame Award 2009

Tourism Hall of Fame Award at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards, for the third consecutive year (the ...

Best Host Hotel Culture & Heritage Award 2010

Nuga Gama, Best Host Hotel Culture & Heritage Award at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2010

Emirates Holidays Tour Endorsement 2011/12

Emirates Holidays Tour Endorsement – Five Star Rating (only city hotel in Sri Lanka) 2011/12

Silver in the Service Organizations 2019

Silver in the Service Organizations – Hotel Category, at National Cleaner Production Awards by Natio ...

5 crowns for Food Hygiene by Indo

5 crowns for Food Hygiene by Indo-Expo certification Limited in 2014

Health and Safety Excellency Awards 2014

Awarded by NIOSH (The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health

Food Safety High Achiever Award 2016

The Best Themed Cuisine Restaurant, Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018 – Nuga Gama

Cinnamon Grand’s kitchen won the A+ Grading Award

Cinnamon Grand’s kitchen won the A+ Grading Award at the Food Safety High Achiever Awards Ceremony h ...


Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

28th National Bartender Competition 2023 - Winner

28th National Bartender Competition 2023 - Winner

PATA 2023 Face of the Future

Sangeetha Liyanapathirana, Manager of Health, Hygiene, and Sustainability

Merit Award (Hospitality Sector)

Merit Award (Hospitality Sector)- Occupational Health & Safety Awards

All Island Classic Category Trophy

The 23rd All Island Skyy Vodka and Marie Brizard National Bartenders competition won by Ms. Chamari ...

Silver Award at the Annual Report Awards 2014

Silver Award at the Annual Report Awards 2014 conducted by CA Sri Lanka, The Institute of Chartered ...

Merit Award – National Occupational Safety & Health Excellence

Merit Award – National Occupational Safety & Health Excellence Awards 2014, organized by the Ministr ...

Conservation Champion Award

Conservation Champion Award (in the Large Hotels and Boutique Hotels Category) organized by The Hote ...

Green Hotel Awards 2014

Green Hotel Awards 2014 - Best Green Hotel - Runner Up Award

A+ Award at the City Food Safety High Achiever Awards – 2014

A+ Award at the City Food Safety High Achiever Awards – 2014 organized by The Public Health Departme ...

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2010

Best Five-Star City Hotel at Sri Lanka Travel & Tourism Awards 2010

Top Choice Award from Lianorg.com 2015

Top Choice Award from Lianorg.com 2015

Loved by Guests Award by Hotels.com 2019

Loved by Guests Award by Hotels.com 2019

ColomBar Bar Takeover Recognition by Mandarin Oriental Singapore 2020

ColomBar Bar Takeover Recognition by Mandarin Oriental Singapore 2020

The Best Five Star City Hotel

The Best Five Star City Hotel at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018


Cinnamon Bey Beruwala

Welcome Chinese Bronze Standard Certificate 2016

Welcome Chinese Bronze Standard Certificate 2016

Travelife Gold Certifications 2017

Travelife Gold Certifications 2017

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2016

Tourism Sector Award

Tourism Sector Award, (Large) at the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) awar ...

Travelife Gold Certifications -2017

Travelife Gold Certifications -2017


Cinnamon Trinco Blu

Agoda Gold Circle Award (for Customer Reviews)

Agoda Gold Circle Award (for Customer Reviews)

National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018

National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018 -Occupational Safety & Health Sector ...


Cinnamon Citadel Kandy

Gold Award – Large Scale Tourism Sector

Gold Award – Large Scale Tourism Sector - National Green Awards 2015 organized by Central Environmen ...

National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018

National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards 2018 -Occupational Safety & Health Sector ...


Hikka Tranz by Cinnamon

Travelife Gold Certification - 2017

Travelife Gold Certification - 2017


Cinnamon Red Colombo

Best New Hotel of the Year 2015

Best New Hotel of the Year, Midmarket Segment at the 11th Hotel Investment Conference 2015 – South ...

Best New Entrant (Gold)

Best New Entrant (Gold), SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2017

The Best 3-Star Hotel

The Best 3-Star Hotel at the Sri Lanka Tourism Awards 2018


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Corporate Communications & PR

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Sheranga Rajasuriya

Director, Corporate Communications

Brand Marketing, Loyalty and Partnerships

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Keshia VanGramberg

Director, Brand Marketing, Loyalty and Partnerships

Brand Marketing

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Emanthie Peter

Manager

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