Premium lifestyle benefits and privileges introduced for nation’s affluent consumers

Sri Lanka, 22 August 2018 Mastercard and Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa today announced a strategic partnership in Sri Lanka to offer greater value to the growing number of affluent consumers in the country. Working together, they are rolling out an exceptional selection of benefits and privileges for World and Platinum Mastercard credit cardholders in Sri Lanka.

Mastercard and Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa are teeing off their partnership with an exclusive deal on golf memberships at the resort. Cardholders can avail one night’s complimentary stay at the property when paying Club membership fees with their World and Platinum Mastercard credit cards. This is applicable to payments made from August 20, 2018 until December 31, 2018.

“At Shangri-La, we believe in creating engaging experiences straight from our heart, and it is imperative for us to understand guests’ needs and desires to be able to do so. We are pleased to collaborate with a partner like Mastercard, who shares these values, to reward the growing number of golf enthusiasts in Sri Lanka,” said Moshi Perera, General Manager, Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa. “As a first step, we would like to invite golfers from around the island to avail the Golf and Country Club membership offer, the first of a wave of benefits that we will be rolling out to World and Platinum Mastercard credit cardholders in the country.” Moshi elaborates that Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa is Sri Lanka’s only golf resort with a par 70, 18-hole golf course, set amidst a vast coconut plantation and offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean.

“Being present in Sri Lanka market for over three decades, Mastercard has witnessed the steady rise of affluence in the country. This has brought with it a class of consumers with refined tastes and exacting demands. Mastercard’s cutting edge data analysis capabilities together with our learnings from consumer engagement and reward initiatives allow it to stay attuned to their unique needs, wants and aspirations,” said R. B. Santosh Kumar, country manager, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mastercard. “Mastercard is delighted to partner with Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa on offering added benefits to World and Platinum Mastercard consumer credit cardholders in the island. It is part of an ongoing effort to enhance the rewards program to suit the evolving lifestyles and spending priorities of its premium cardholders. Mastercard will continue to indulge them with unmatched privileges together with its strategic partners.”

Going forward, Mastercard and Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa seek to continue to draw on their innate understanding of the evolving lifestyle preferences of these highflying consumers to reward and indulge them, both at home and around the world.

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About Shangri-La Hotels
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts currently operates over 100 hotels with a room inventory of over 41,000.  Shangri-La hotels are five-star deluxe properties featuring extensive luxury facilities and services.  Shangri-La hotels are located in Australia, Canada, mainland China, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Sultanate of Oman, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.  The group has a substantial development pipeline with upcoming projects in Australia, Bahrain, mainland China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia.  For more information, please visit www.shangri-la.com.

About Mastercard
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For further information, please contact
Mastercard
Latika Taneja – +91 9899010054, latika.taneja@mastercard.com
 
Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa
Mahika Chandrasena – +94 766688604, Mahika.Chandrasena@shangri-la.com

MullenLowe Sri Lanka
Siva Selvaraj – +94 773595454, Sivachenduran.Selvaraj@mullenlowe.com
Rameez Abdeen – +94 777796188, Rameez.Abdeen@mullenlowe.com