Established in 1987 by Uday shanth Fernando, current Chairman and Head of Design at Paradise Road Paradise Road Group of Companies, Paradise Road began as a small store selling hand picked antiques and contemporary designed local handicrafts. Today the Paradise Road retail chain consists of five retail outlets plus the new addition, PR, the concept store named with the companies anagram and launched by Fernando’s daughter Annika Fernando.
With a combination of contemporary home ware, local handicrafts, antiques, clothing, giftware and crockery the Paradise Road brand has become the leading local design brand in Sri Lanka. 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 Villa Gallery displays a continuous collection of contemporary Sri Lankan artwork for sale. Many of the villa guests, after viewing the collection of work on display from the villa’s private collection.
The Red Bar is a space where a privileged few can lounge in hip style on black leather lounges and bronze tables. Come for a private meeting, romantic tête-a-tête or just for an unaccompanied nightcap.