Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Arjuna Award winner and ace Golfer Shiv Kapur in Sri Lanka to elevate sporting experience for guests and fellow golfers
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program, teamed up with Courtyard by Marriott Colombo to host the Sri Lanka Open 2023 Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Kicking off 2023 on a green note, Marriott Bonvoy continues its long-term association with Shiv Kapur, an Arjuna Award winner and ace golfer. Shiv Kapur, a two-time European Challenge Tour champion and Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador, was the marquee player at the Pro-Am Golf Tournament. Shiv engaged with the next generation of golfing pros, sharing his learnings and insights on the finer nuances of the sport.
Gaurav Singh, Market Vice President for South & East India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh of Marriott International, who was visiting Sri Lanka, stated that it is fitting to have Shiv Kapur, India ‘s leading golfer, Arjuna awardee and winner of multiple trophies across the world in golf, in Sri Lanka. “Along with Shiv, we aim to create exclusive experiences and unforgettable memories for our Marriott Bonvoy members,” says Singh, an avid golfer himself. “Visiting Sri Lanka for the Sri Lanka Open 2023 and having Courtyard by Marriott Colombo as the title sponsor for the Pro-Am is a great way to promote golf in Sri Lanka and an excellent avenue to boost tourism for the country.”
Expanding on Courtyard by Marriott Colombo’s unique selling points (USPs), Singh praised the diverse dining experiences offered by the city hotel. These include the all-day dining Beira Kitchen, which serves expansive local and international cuisine, the al fresco ambiance of Tito’s Café, and the relaxing vibes at The Lounge. “Our state-of-the-art banqueting facilities and smart indoor meeting spaces, spread across an expansive 14,500 square feet, allow us to create the perfect ambiance for both intimate gatherings and larger events,” said Singh. The hotel’s 24-hour fitness center and outdoor swimming pool, which overlooks the city of Colombo, further enhance its offerings.
Courtyard by Marriott Colombo, the newest city hotel in the heart of Colombo, is ideal for corporate travelers and serves as a city stopover for leisure tourists. As part of the Marriott International umbrella, it embodies the international chain’s USPs, including excellence in quality of service and product offerings. It is also a part of the world’s best loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy, which has over 160 million members worldwide.