At a size equivalent to eight football pitches, the One Galle Face Mall is the largest of its kind in Sri Lanka. Seven storeys, over 200 tenants – including local and international brands, modern lifestyle of dining, entertainment, technology, beauty and shopping.
After having opened its doors on the 8th of November 2019, One Galle Face Mall has created much of a stir in day-to-day conversations across the country. So what are people talking about this mall?
- It seems crazily popular among Colombo public
- The mall is overflowing with visitors, leading to queues to enter the parking
- New and unheard of international brands can be found there
- Products are quite reasonably priced
- Adventure zone is a highlight amongst families with children
Before we get to what the mall has to offer, let us discuss how it came into being…
As the largest South Asia venture of the Shangri La group, One Gall Face Mall is a testament to the confidence that this international group has in Sri Lanka’s potential. Shangri La invested in Sri Lanka’s commercial sector nine years ago, and was one of the first international hotel chains to make a heavy investment as this.
The One Galle Face integrated development initiated with the launch of Shangri La Hotel in November 2017 and then The Residences at One Galle Face in 2018. The OGF Mall and OGF Tower opened in November 2019, adding more landmarks to the city center of Colombo. Wanting to be perceived as an integrated lifestyle destination, One Galle Face presents an interesting live, work, play and stay
concept that has never been introduced before in Sri Lanka.
The CEO of Shangri La Group – Mr. Lim Beng Chee is confident that OGF Mall and OGF Tower will enhance standards in Colombo and country-wide, while also providing integrated living experiences at its best.
OGF aims to offer clear sight lines, easy access and an environment concentrated on high quality materials to provide optimal display and foot traffic opportunities, giving visitors an experience like nothing else in Colombo.
Visitors to OGF can expect many brands that are new to the country as well as concepts that are exclusive to OGF Mall.
- Area: 480,000 square feet
- 7 levels of retail operation.
- A massive Keells Supermarket for all your grocery and bakery needs.
- Over 10 rooftop restaurants including one Singaporean Michelin Star restaurant.
- Over 40 food and beverage outlets.
- Over 250 exclusive retail options including debut brands such as Crystal Jade and Toy Store.
- Shangri La’s exclusive Adventure Zone – the largest immersive play space in Sri Lanka for 2-12 year olds.
- Shangri La’s exclusive Train Yard – a very innovative, larger-than-life workout hot spot.
- OGF Mall has a unique app-based loyalty program that allows tenants to build long-terms relationships with customers.
- Sri Lanka’s largest Cineplex – operated by PVR Cinemas. Included in the nine cinemas is one dedicated to kids: with an in-house playhouse, and one dedicated to luxury style movie time with sleeping chairs, pillows, blankets and in-house meals.
The Food Scene:
The Lower Ground Floor at One Galle Face Mall is dedicated to the Keells Supermarket, Miniso, and all the food and beverage outlets. Not all the restaurants in the mall are located here, but most of them are.
The food court is one of the highlights of the mall. Divided into two sections, one
area is the Feed Studio where you will see special cuisine restaurants such as
- China Express
- The Mango Tree
- Sumatran Spice
- Suksamran Thai
- Cheese Heads
- Tokyo Shokudo
and more. While the rest of the lower ground level is occupied by international franchises such as:
- Pizza Hut
- Burger King
- Manhattan Fish Market
and other local franchises such as:
- Mitsi’s Delicacies
- Whight & Co.
- David’s Dangerously Delicious Char Siu
- Rancrisp Cashews
- Gourmet Lanka.
Iconic Brands at OGF Mall
Softlogic has made a prime entry in this shopping mall with all its stores occupying prime positions, adding to over a 100,000 square feet area in total. The Odel Department Store has also made a stunning entry, occupying three floors and its retail area spanning across 52000 square feet. Other brands under the Softlogic chain include:
- Armani Exchange
- Tommy Hilfiger
- Charles & Keith
- COCO by Cotton Collection
Softlogic believes that bringing these international brands to the doorstep for the local market does not require them to travel overseas to purchase these brands.
The popular Ayurvedic brand of Siddhalepa has opened its first ever “Siddhalepa Clinic” at OGF Mall in search of healthy, holistic lifestyle, offering extraordinary Ayurveda healing experiences to all its walk-in customers. The highlight of this concept is that all walk-in customers are given a free consultation by a qualified Ayurveda professional and prescribed medicines are available at the Siddhalepa Clinic.
Here is a detailed look at categorized brands, that are not mentioned anywhere else in this article.
British Cosmetics, Foot Rub, Healthguard, Nail Spa, Coco Spa, Revlon, Spa
Ceylon, The Face Shop, Viana, Vitawell, Christell Cutting Station
Voice International, PVR Cinemas
Odel, Orel 24/7
Adidas, Aditi, Arrow, Avirate, Body Jewel, ChaThak, Club House Vivaldi,
D-Blaq, DXL, Ekko, Exibit, F.O.A, Furla, Genelle, Glitz, Hameedias, Island
Surf, Island Nation, Jezza, Jia Moda, Leather Collection, Live & Kicking,
Love Moschino, Lovi Ceylon, Maze, Raspberry, Shirtworks, Sona Mandhir,
Taliya, Spade, Wikramarachchi, Tribe, US Polo, Waves
Jewellers, Careems, Chamathka, Chatham, Colombo Jewellery Stores, Heritage
Saphires, Infinity, Omega, Pearl Studio, Ramzi & Co., Rolex, Shehans,
Stone N String, Swarovski, Time Zone, Wimaladharma & Sons, Wrist Lab, Zam
Black Market White House, Catchme.lk, Celsius, Cozy Linen, Cinnamon Legends,
Dankotuwa, Dialog, Donnovann, Huawei, DSI Premier, Firefly, Fireworks, Global
Arts, Glory Swim Shop, Firefly, Holz, HomeLux, iStudio, Jensan.lk, Life
Fitness, Light & Shade, Midaya, Lilys, Parker, Plants and Plants, Premium
Stationers, Puma, Pro Golf, Reebok, Samsung, Sarasavi, Singer, Unik
Creations, Vision Care, Ximi Vogue, William Penn
Babycare, Belly Bees, Elegant Smockers, Milk Kids, One Store
Sri Lanka, Gallery Seven, Commercial Bank, HNB, Lens Expert, HSBC, iBuds,
Lanka Hospital, Mr. Pierce, Mobitel, NDB, Poru, Oram Dental, Standard
Chartered, Thomas Cook