Family-held Damro Group made its biggest and bold move yesterday, by opening a mega Marino Mall and Beach Hotel in Colombo 3, a venture involving a staggering Rs. 12.5 billion investment.
Accessible from both Galle Road and Marine Drive, Marino Mall consists of 150,000 square feet of shopping complex and food court, among other facilities, offering a unique experience to customers and visitors.
The facility includes the plush, five-star Marino Beach Colombo, a 300 star-class room hotel. The design, concept and interior work of the hotel was done by Damro Group, famous for the popular furniture brand, which also handled the construction of the mega venture.
Yesterday marked the soft opening of the Marino Mall and Beach Hotel, construction of which began in June 2013. Officiating as special guests at the opening were Damro bankers and partners. Low profile Damro Chairman Damith Ramanayake, Deputy Chairman R. P. Lahiru Ramanayake and Marina Mall Managing Director Prasanna Kodippili were also present.
The compound includes a Marino Mall Sea View Food Emporium, comprising 10 outlets marketed as an ideal place to enjoy fine cuisine from different regions of the world, including Sri Lankan, Indian, Chinese, Western and other Asian cuisine.
A popular attraction is likely to be the Marino Mall 9D cinema, which is sure to catch the excitement of the public, as the customers not only see but also feel what they see. The Marino World has state-of-the-art entertainment offerings, including virtual reality games and other adventure games.
The Marino Mall shopping options include Diliganz, Dirali, Embark, Jia Moda, Waves, Exclusive Lines, Nayana Salon, Paris Boutique, Jewel Court, Insoles, The Treasury Chest, The Macaron Magazine, Shree Devi Batik, Ximi Vogue, and Privilege Hub.
The Marina Mall also has office space which some leading corporate brands have already reserved, including Dell EMC Demo Centre and Hybrid Hoes.