Thailand’s Dusit International has settled a management agreement with Omstone Asia Capital Nepal for the operation of Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort & Spa, the very first Dusit-branded property in Nepal.
The hotel is situated in Nepal’s central region, approximately an hour’s drive from Kathmandu and Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), and will house 44 guest rooms and 20 exclusive villas.
The property will boast a signature wellness concept by Dusit’s Devarana Spa, as well as an all-day dining restaurant, a bar and lobby lounge, meeting facilities and a swimming pool.
“Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort & Spa brings wellness and well-being to the fore in a magnificent setting that invigorates the mind, body and soul,” elaborated group CEO, Dusit International, Suphajee Suthumpun. “In keeping with our brand promise to uniquely deliver gracious hospitality to the world, we will do all we can to ensure our destination resort has a positive impact on the local environment and community, and we look forward to making it a huge success.”
One of the most prolific Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal – Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery in the village of Namo Buddha – is a 10-minute drive from the hotel, while Dhulikhel, the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchok District, whose old town is home to many Hindu shrines and Buddhist stupas, is also found within close proximity. The extension of the highway linking Dhulikel to Kathmandu is expected to reach completion by 2020, reducing travel time from the capital to the resort to under 45 minutes.