Press Release

Press Release

Shangri-La Group Celebrates Completion of One Galle Face, the Group’s largest venture in South Asia


Sri Lanka’s first internationally developed and managed mixed-use project featuring Colombo’s largest retail mall and newest Grade A office tower  

One Galle Face - opening ceremony 


Seven years after it broke ground, the much-anticipated One Galle Face (OGF) integrated project was officially opened on the morning of 8 November by His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and by Shangri-La Group Chief Executive Officer, Lim Beng Chee. The opening ceremony was attended by local dignitaries and industry leaders. The event also marks the first time OGF officially open its doors to welcome shoppers and tenants to the OGF Mall and OGF Tower.

One Galle Face is the Shangri-La Group’s largest venture to date in South Asia and bears testament to Shangri-La Group’s confidence in Sri Lanka’s potential. OGF Mall and OGF Tower follow the opening of OGF Residences and the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo earlier in 2018 and 2017 respectively.

“Shangri-La was one of the first international hotel groups to invest significantly in Sri Lanka’s tourism and commercial sectors nine years ago. We couldn’t be prouder to add a new landmark in Colombo’s city centre. As an integrated lifestyle destination, One Galle Face brings to life a unique all-encompassing live, work, play, and stay concept never experienced before in Sri Lanka.

“This is integrated living at its best, and we are confident that the One Galle Face Mall and One Galle Face Tower will continue to set new standards in Colombo as well as across the country,” said Mr. Lim Beng Chee, Shangri-La Group Chief Executive Officer . 

Earlier this year, Shangri-La organised one of Sri Lanka’s largest career fair with thousands of job opportunities available for home-grown talent to join the retail industry. OGF Mall is also be the first mall in Sri Lanka to feature an app-based loyalty programme, helping mall tenants build long-term relationships with their customers. 

New-to-market retail brands and concepts

At 490,000 square feet, the equivalent of eight football pitches, OGF Mall is the largest international mall in Sri Lanka. The seven-storey Mall is home to more than 200 tenants – international as well as local brands. It also caters to every modern lifestyle need from dining, entertainment, beauty, technology and shopping.

Visitors can look forward to several new-to-market brands and concepts that are exclusive to OGF Mall. These include Shangri-La’s proprietary Adventure Zone, the largest immersive play space in Colombo for those aged two to twelve; and Trainyard, an innovative, larger-than-life workout hotspot.

Moviegoers can experience Sri Lanka’s largest cineplex operated by PVR Cinemas. The nine-screen multiplex includes the country’s first dedicated kids theatre.

Other international brands making their debut in Sri Lanka at OGF Mall includes Crystal Jade, a Michelin-Star restaurant from Singapore and The Toy Store, a specialty toy store for kids.

Within OGF mall, shoppers can also find flagship stores of luxury brands such as OMEGA, Rolex, Tissot, Longines, TAG Heuer and fashion brands including Diesel, Furla and GUESS.

Other anchor tenants in OGF Mall include well-loved local brands such as Odel departmental store which will feature several new-to-market cosmetics brands; Keells Supermarket; and Food Studio, an international food hall.

Shoppers who wish to experience Colombo’s famous Pettah Market within a convenient mall setting, can head over to High 5 – a one-stop indoor bazaar for everything Sri Lankan such as local crafts and trinkets, clothes and street food. 


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Integrated living at its best

Featuring one of Colombo’s most exclusive oceanfront addresses, the newly opened 32-storey OGF Tower offers more than 530,000 square feet of premium office space, providing its office tenants with the utmost convenience and connectivity. Guests and residents living and working in the mixed-use development will find everything within easy reach. It is a thriving ecosystem and a vibrant social hub connecting people and communities together. 


About Shangri-La Group 

Shangri-La Group is one of the world’s premier developers, owners and operators of hotel and investment properties which comprises office buildings, commercial real estate and serviced apartments/residences. The Group’s other principal activities include hotel management services as well as property development for sale. It currently owns and/or manages over 100 hotels globally in more than 75 destinations under the Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen and Traders brands. Prominently positioned in Asia, the Group has a substantial pipeline of upcoming hotel and mixed-use development projects in Australia, Bahrain, Mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.