Colombo City Centre Mall

Opened in 2018, the grandiose Colombo City Centre is Sri Lanka’s first international mall catering to the shopping enthusiast looking for that much needed retail therapy. Boasting a variety of retail spaces; from designer fashion brands to those everyday essentials, from high end electronics to jewellery, the international shopping mall serves many a shopping enthuse. Coupled with a Multiplex Cinema and a food court specialising in international cuisine, along with its central location, the Colombo City Centre certainly has got all your requirements under one roof.

Best Known For

  • Although just recently opened to the public, the Colombo City Centre has become an instant hit with the urban folk, due to the wide range of retail spaces opened, serving the cosmopolitan person of today.
  • From your everyday essentials to designer wear and electronics, from exquisite entertainment spaces to an international food court, the Colombo City Centre is best known for being one of the premier lifestyle complexes in Colombo, ideal for the cosmopolitan culture that sprawls across the commercial capital.

Interesting Facts

  • Sri Lanka’s first international shopping mall is a result of a USD 180 million joint venture between local retail giant Abans and the Singapore-based hospitality and real estate company, Next Story Group.
  • The joint venture is considered to be one of the largest foreign direct investments to the country.
  • Presently, the mall is spread over 4 floors that retails both local and global brand names, thus showcasing a wide range of options for the shopping enthuse.
  • The ground floor is lined with a number of boutiques from well-known designer brand names, such as Armani Exchange and Svarowski, including a branch of Spa Ceylon.
  • The ground floor boasts of an intriguing virtual reality (VR) display too that will take you through, what looks like, a tour through Jurassic Park. Go ahead and walk alongside the ancient creatures.
  • The first floor takes a turn to international apparel brands, as it sports brand names such as Envoy, U.S. Polo Assn. and Jockey to name but 3 brands.
  • The second floor showcases local fashion giants, such as Jezza, Odel, Avirate and Chamathka.
  • Moreover, the floor also consists of cosmetic brands like The Face Shop and elithé Naturals, making it quite a comprehensive shopping complex.
  • The third floor, on the other hand, proves to be perfect place to catch up with your friends and family.
  • This is because the floor is a dedicated entertainment hub in the form of the Multiplex Cinema, along with a food court filled with international cuisine; ‘The Food Studio’.
  • The Multiplex Cinema boasts of 6 screens, equipped with the latest cinema technology, which is capable of screening 25 movies a day.
  • Looking for a break? Then ‘The Food Studio’ certainly entices, as it is a trove of international flavour that plays host to culinary delights from Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian and many other cuisines from around the world along with Sri Lankan dishes.
  • Coupled with the outdoor lounge that opens to scenic views of the Beira Lake and the Seema Malakaya Temple, and the backdrop of the Colombo’s developing skyline, this particular area proves to be perfect to cool down and take a step back from the fast paced urban lifestyle.

Times, Seasons and Tips

  • The Colombo City Centre is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm and is best experienced during weekend evenings, as the mall sprawls with a lively atmosphere.
  • Being Sri Lanka’s first international mall, do take your time and explore the retail spaces spread across the 4 floors, as there is quite a variety, including a multiplex cinema and an amazing food court that possesses an international flavour.
  • Tired after shopping? Well there are plenty of resting areas in the mall for that much needed break.
  • All retail outlets in the mall accept all debit and credit cards, making transactions all the more easier.

Should you be looking to let that inner shopping enthuse out or just looking to take a step back and enjoy a blockbuster hit, complete with gourmet international cuisine right after, then the Colombo City Centre should certainly be high in your list of options.

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