The family-held Damro Group opened the mega Marino Mall and Beach Hotel in Colombo 3 last week, 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, food and entertainment options including Sri Lanka’s first ever 9D cinema. 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.
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 Marino Mall also has office space which some leading corporate brands have already reserved, including Dell EMC Demo Centre and Hybrid Hoes.
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.
Officiating as special guests at the opening were Damro bankers HNB, Sampath Bank, People’s Bank and Bank of Ceylon and partners. Damro Chairman Damith Ramanayake, Deputy Chairman R. P. Lahiru Ramanayake and Marina Mall Managing Director Prasanna Kodippili were also present. Chief Guests were HNB Managing Director Jonathan Alles and Samsung Sri Lanka Managing Director Hanbae Park . Sampath Bank Senior Deputy General Manager (Corporate Banking) Shashi Kandambi Jassim and Peoples’ Bank Corporate Banking Head Aruni Goonetilleke were also present.