About usParadise Road is a company which was established in 1987 by designer entrepreneur, Shanth Fernando.
Starting as a small boutique in Cinnamon Gardens, Paradise Road began as a retail venture originally selling contemporary designed merchandise locally manufactured, has since grown into a design and hospitality empire and a prominent Sri Lankan brand. Items were originally all designed by Shanth Fernando. Whilst Fernando continues to be solely responsible for the design of merchandise, he now also includes in his product range personally selected items imported from all around the world which reflect the Paradise Road design aesthetic. The brand now includes Paradise Road Galleries and The Gallery Café, an art gallery, restaurant and gift store which opened in 1998 and is consistently one of Colombo's most popular restaurants. Shanth Fernando is also acknowledged for his support of local contemporary established and emerging artists through their exhibitions and exposure in this unique space which was once the offices of world-renowned Sri Lankan Architect, Geoffrey Bawa.
In 2007, Paradise Road opened it first hotel, Tintagel Colombo. An all-suite boutique city hotel which is housed in a structure of national importance having been home to three of the country's previous political leaders, it is the place to stay in the Capital.