Colombo is the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, and post the 30 year civil war there has been immense development that has taken place in the island and number of internationally recognised brands has been emerging in the capital. Many tourists who visit Sri Lanka almost certainly visit Colombo as the main functional international airport is located here. Colombo Hotels have been always hospitable to all its guests and are known world over for their high standards. One of the hotels that have gained high recognition among past visitors to Colombo is, Cinnamon Grand Colombo. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel offers unparalleled luxury to its guest and within the hotel you could find various restaurants catering to various preferences of the in house guests as well as those who visit these restaurants.

One of the things not to miss while in Colombo is to engage on a shopping spree. One of the first shopping malls that came up in Colombo is Liberty Plaza, still standing proudly in the heart of Colombo. Here you could find various local shops that sell apparels, electronics, book stores and a few pastry shops. Opposite the mall is the liberty cinema to sit back and enjoy a movie. Another one of the malls that has been long standing has been Majestic City. One could find clothing, some of the local stores such as Odel and Cotton Collection have stores within the premises and various other stand alone stores, best place to grab DVDs, electronics and maybe a duplicate pair of beats head phones if you fancy, for a much lower price.

One of the first department stores to come up in Colombo was Odel, featuring its own brands as well as many international brands. The main store located on Alexandra Place, there are several branches in various parts of the island. There are other shopping arcades such as the Independence Arcade, the Race Course Shopping Precinct as well as Crescat Boulevard located within Colombo.

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