Often called the “Harvest Festival”, Thai Pongal is celebrated to commemorate the beginning of harvesting crops in the fields. This harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God, is a four-day festival celebrated by one and all. The term ‘Pongal” in Tamil means ‘to boil’, while ‘Ponga” translates to ‘overflowing’, thus indicating abundance and prosperity.

Celebrate the festival with Mövenpick Hotel Colombo’s “Pongal lunch buffet” at AYU on Tuesday the 15th of January. Featuring a range of traditional Pongal dishes and sweet treats for all, Chef Harish Singh Rana will prepare over 80 items for this grand buffet priced at 2,930 nett (12 noon – 3 pm) featuring an array of vegetarian options. A separate meat corner will also be available for any guests who would like meat items.

From vadai with sambhaar and Murukku that makes a crackling treat, the Pongal buffet will feature soups, salads, various rice dishes, action stations and Pongal sweetmeats.

In addition to this fantastic lunch buffet, Mövenpick Hotel Colombo gives you an unbeatable room offer of just 19,000 nett on double rooms, inclusive of breakfast. This offer is valid for all locals and residents from the 11th-18th of January. With a rooftop bar perched 24 floors high and a glistening infinity pool to watch the sunset as the large red orb dips below the ocean waves, a stylish room with floor to ceiling windows and a bathtub that sits in front of giant windows overlooking the city’s futuristic skyline, this gives guests a true Mövenpick experience.

So join the celebration and enjoy the Mövenpick journey. Call 7 450 450 for further inquiries and for room reservations, please email hotel.colombo.reservations@movenpick.com or contact the hotel via their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/movenpickcolombo/