India wrapped up an impressive 304-run victory against Sri Lanka at the first test match of the Sri Lanka vs. India 2017 series. To celebrate this win, the Indian Cricket team was awarded a visit to Amari Galle, a brand-new beachfront property located 10 minutes away from the Galle International Stadium.

The 172-room hotel welcomed the cricketers with a scrumptious lunch at Ahara Gourmet Gallery, Amari Galle’s signature market-style restaurant, with a unique design incorporating live kitchens. The team enjoyed interacting with the chefs whilst experiencing the flavours of Indian, Western and South-east Asian food. Amazed by the authenticity of the Indian dishes, several team members went on to click a few selfies with the hotel’s Indian chef to commemorate their experience.

After lunch, Virat Kohli and his team were seen relaxing by Amari Galle’s expansive swimming pool, sharing their experiences on various social media platforms, and commenting on the relaxing atmosphere and stunning setting of the property.

Amari Galle Hotel Manager Puneet Dutta said: “Being an Indian and a cricket fan myself, I am thrilled that the brand-new Amari Galle received the honour of hosting the Indian cricket team. We have been open for only a month, but have already rolled out the red carpet for distinguished guests and celebrities on numerous occasions. With the hotel situated very close to the Galle International Stadium, we have become a hotspot for cricketers and fans. We are certain that Amari Galle will soon be the most preferred hotel in the southern part of the island for both local and international guests, including celebrities and public figures”

Part of Thai-based regional hotel brand Amari which enjoys a long-standing heritage, Amari Galle celebrates the colours and rhythms of modern Asia, highlighting the textures and flavours of the destination’s unique setting through architecture, design, cuisine and service. Amari Galle is one of the largest international branded hotel properties on the southern coast of the island and is located only a few minutes away from various attractions, including Galle Fort.

This article originally appears on DailyFT.

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