Oct 2018 marks the much-anticipated opening of Le Grand, Galle, a stylish and contemporary hotel owned by Asia Leisure with spectacular views over the Indian Ocean and UNESCO world heritage site Galle Fort. Galle is an exotic trading port whose rich cultural and architectural heritage has made it a favourite destination amongst travellers holidaying in Sri Lanka. Le Grand is a luxurious and calming sanctuary in which to enjoy platefuls of sushi, time out relaxing by the pool or being pampered in the spa before wandering around the delightful city of Galle exploring its ancient churches and museums, stylish cafes and colourful boutiques. The hotel is conveniently located just a 5mins walk from the cricket ground and with the upcoming England Cricket Tour the atmosphere is electric.
Boasting an unrivalled setting, exquisite design and an attentive, friendly team, guests of Le Grand are in for a treat. The majority of the hotel’s 57 stylish guestrooms offer luxurious living space and have spellbinding views of the Indian Ocean and Fort whilst the decadent grand suites named after the Bastions of Galle fort have private plunge pools. A downstairs sitting room offers views of the entire hotel, whilst an open-air poolside terrace, infinity pool and funky poolside bar offering an enticing array of fresh fruit cocktails is the perfect place for guests to relax on oversized sunbeds. There is also a small, sandy beach for those wanting to cool off in the Indian Ocean.
Le Grand, Galle takes a fresh approach to dining experiences with its use of rustic and ruggedly tropical décor. TASTE, an all-day dining restaurant offers the ambiance and simplicity of a modern bistro with a diverse menu that combines Sri Lankan and European dishes but with interesting twists such as yoghurt and lemongrass ice cream. BLUE, the speciality seafood restaurant boasts an open kitchen, an exciting wine list and sprawling views of the deep blue ocean. The fresh, vibrant dishes are prepared using seafood delivered daily by local fisherman.
The property offers a state-of-the-art gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, as well as beauty and massage treatments in the spa area where Balinese therapists combine traditional rituals with precious oils and salves to nurture, balance and restore a guest’s peace of body and mind.