Dusit has signed its first hotel in Nepal.
The management agreement with Omstone Asia Capital Nepal, will see Dusit open the Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort & Spa in 2020.
Located in the heart of Nepal’s central region, just over an hour’s drive from Kathmandu and Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), the mountaintop resort will comprise 44 guest rooms and 20 exclusive villas, each providing magnificent views of the majestic Himalayan range.
The new property will have a wellness spa concept created by Dusit’s signature Devarana Spa, an all-day-dining restaurant, a bar and lobby lounge, meeting facilities and a swimming pool.
Namo Buddha, a small village which houses the ancient Thrangu Tashi Yangtse Monastery, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal, is less than ten minutes away by car. Dhulikhel, the administrative centre of Kavrepalanchok District, whose old town is home to many Hindu shrines and Buddhist stupa, is also located nearby.
The extension of the highway which links Dhulikel to Kathmandu is expected to be complete by 2020, reducing travel time from the capital to the resort to under 45 minutes.
“Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort & Spa brings wellness and well-being to the fore in a magnificent setting that invigorates the mind, body and soul,” said Ms Suphajee Suthumpun, Group Chief Executive Officer of Dusit International. “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.”
With 29 properties currently in operation across four brands in eight countries, Dusit International is in a significant growth phase which will see the number of Dusit properties reach 70 within the next three to four years across key markets worldwide.
Alongside Dusit Thani, other brands in Dusit International’s portfolio include Dusit Devarana, dusitD2 and DusitPrincess.