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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo welcomes new GM

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Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo ushered in 2023, with the appointment of a new General Manager, Darsh Gallage, a veteran hotelier with more than two decades of experience in the hospitality sector both in Sri Lanka and overseas.

Darsh takes over the reins of Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo with a comprehensive plan of enhancing the iconic lakefront property to a sought-after resort in the city.

Speaking on the appointment Kamal Munasinghe, Area Vice President Colombo, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts said, “Darsh’s career highlights have been in leading large teams to achieve pre and post opening goals. He brings with him experience and exposure that Sri Lanka’s hospitality sector requires at this juncture when we are trying to reposition ourselves and remarket Sri Lanka to the world.”

After completing his primary and secondary education he went on to study Hotel Management andCatering Technology. After spending several years at 5-star hospitality brands in Colombo, Darsh received his first overseas assignment as Food & Beverage Operations Manager at the Traders Hotel in Dubai in 2003. Moving within the Gulf region, his next assignment was at Shangri-La Abu Dhabi as the Food & Beverage Service Manager.

Following a short stint in the United States, Darsh moved back to Dubai to take on a pre-opening role at The Address.

Darsh’s extensive experience in pre-opening operations comes from his years as Director of Food &Beverage, Food & Beverage Operations, and Culinary & Stewarding Operation at YAS Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

Wanting to give back to his home country and look in to revamping the tourism and hospitality sectorin Sri Lanka, Darsh returned in 2022, to take on the role of Hotel Manager at Cinnamon Grand Colombo.

“Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts welcomed me with open arms and have given me the opportunity to study the Sri Lankan tourism industry and align our properties according to what international travellers are looking for,” Gallage noted.


Thursday, January 26, 2023 – 01:00

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