Dusit International, Thailand’s hotel and property development company, has signed an agreement with Hotel Lhasa International to develop and operate Dusit Princess Kathmandu, Nepal.
Operating under Dusit’s upper-midscale Dusit Princess brand, the new hotel will comprise 108 well-appointed guest rooms in a prime location in the capital’s vibrant Lazimpat neighbourhood. The area is home to various international institutions and is just a short walk from the bustling eateries and shops of Thamel.
Tribhuvan International Airport and major cultural attractions such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa can be reached in 20 minutes by car.
“We partner with Hotel Lhasa International to bring our unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality to Kathmandu for the first time,” said Lim Boon Kwee, chief operating officer of Dusit International. “Surrounded by popular cultural attractions, centuries-old religious sites, several embassies and major businesses, Dusit Princess Kathmandu is perfectly positioned to link guests with everything this fascinating city has to offer. We now look forward to delivering a hotel experience that delights on all fronts while providing sustainable value to all our stakeholders.”
Dorje Gyaltsen Lama, managing director of Hotel Lhasa International said: “Nepal welcomed more than 1.1 million tourists in 2018 – up 25% year-on-year– and the country’s tourism industry just keeps going from strength to strength. To capture this fast-growing market, we were determined to find a distinctive partner with international experience, a track record for excellence, and a commitment to having a positive local impact.”
Dusit Princess Kathmandu, Nepal is the second property Dusit International has signed to operate in Nepal.