Uga Escapes launched their fourth property Residence by Uga, in Colombo in March 2015 – a boutique 11-suite hotel set in the 18th Century former home of Sheikh Salehboy Moosajee. The property is located in the thick of the capital, near to leafy Park Street and the lakeside temple of Gangarama, one of Colombo’s main Buddhist shrines, and walking distance to many of Colombo’s sightseeing highlights such as the National Museum.
Residence by Uga is decorated in a chic and contemporary style but with a nod to the historic period of the Ceylon era. With its great halls, expansive gardens and stables for visitors’ carriage horses, this home was designed for grand receptions and it is one of the last of its kind in Colombo. The property has a swimming pool, gym, ‘great room’ and a restaurant with al-fresco dining options by the terrace or near the pool. Cuisine is international continental whilst making the most of Sri Lankan ingredients.
Residence by Uga joins Ulagalla, Jungle Beach and Uga Bay in Uga Escapes’ Sri Lankan portfolio.
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.Rudyard Kipling