HI Design MEA 2019 will take place on 6th – 8th March 2019 at the Shangri-La, Colombo, Sri Lanka.


HI Design MEA finds itself in a different city every year. This keeps things interesting, bringing a fresh and unique flavour to each event. Location, however, is irrelevant in terms of projects: the focus of HI Design MEA is always the same: live and confirmed hotel projects throughout the Middle East and Africa and the people behind them.

This time we’re taking you to Sri Lanka. Have you been? Just south of India, like a big teardrop in the Indian Ocean, the island itself has a very diverse landscape. There are beaches, rainforests, mountains and lakes with waterfalls gushing between them like watery veins. And as if that wasn’t enough, Sri Lanka also holds some of the worlds most beguiling ancient cities, the most famous of which is Anuradhapura, the island’s capital from the fourth to eleventh centuries. Here and throughout the island you will find some of the world’s finest ancient Buddhist and Hindu temples and water gardens. This island deserves some time, if you have some.

Situated near the island’s ‘new’ capital, Colombo, our hotel is in a prime location by the sea but also in the heart of the business district and gently buzzing social hotspots. With the most extensive and versatile events space in Sri Lanka, it would be difficult to imagine a more civilised backdrop for getting down to business. See you there.