Dusit Hotels and Resorts under Dusit International is making its Nepal debut with the opening of two Dusit properties.
Dusit Princess Kathmandu and Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel are the two properties that will begin welcoming guests on July 17 and July 24, respectively, offering a blend of comfort, value, and convenience to both business and leisure travelers.
Nestled in the vibrant Lazimpat neighborhood in the heart of Kathmandu, Dusit Princess Kathmandu is strategically located just a short walk from the Narayanhiti Palace Museum and a mere 18-minute car ride from Tribhuvan International Airport. Travelers will find themselves in proximity to renowned attractions like Kathmandu Durbar Square and the revered Swayambhunath Stupa. Reflecting local culture and architecture, the property exudes tranquility amidst the bustling city. With 107 well-appointed guest rooms ranging from 28 to 62 square meters, including a spacious Presidential Suite covering 159 square meters, guests are assured a comfortable stay. The hotel also features specialty Thai restaurant Soi, Dusit Gourmet offering delectable pastries and sandwiches, and the rooftop Kibu Sky Lounge with breathtaking city views. The rooftop’s Blue Bar boasts the highest infinity pool in the city, allowing guests to relax and soak in the stunning surroundings.
Emphasizing Dusit’s commitment to wellness, Dusit Princess Kathmandu will soon introduce Crest spa, offering a range of Thai-inspired massage therapies and beauty treatments. Guests can also rejuvenate at the steam room, sauna, and fully equipped Crest Club fitness center, ensuring a relaxing and invigorating stay.
For corporate functions, weddings, and special events, Dusit Princess Kathmandu provides versatile meeting spaces, including the stunning rooftop venue ‘Vista,’ boasting floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic city views for up to 35 guests. The elegant Princess Ballroom accommodates larger gatherings of up to 250 attendees, while Lumbini 1 and Lumbini 2 cater to meetings and small groups of 35-40 guests. The Gallery offers an open space above the lobby for informal gatherings. The hotel’s dedicated team of professionals ensures personalized attention to every detail, promising an exceptional event experience.
Following the opening of Dusit Princess Kathmandu, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel will welcome guests to its serene location in the Himalayan foothills between the Mahabharat range and Alpine highland ridge. Approximately one hour’s drive from Tribhuvan International Airport and just minutes away from the significant Buddhist pilgrimage site, Namo Buddha, the resort provides a tranquil escape in nature. As the first luxury branded resort in Dhulikhel, it aims to become a renowned wellness destination that enhances the well-being of visitors and the local community. The resort offers 54 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, ranging from 47 to 57 square meters, as well as 18 exclusive villas spanning from 124 to 247 square meters. It provides a wide range of facilities for both business and leisure travelers.
At the heart of the property lies the exclusive Devarana Wellness, offering a traditional Thai healing spa, fitness and movement center, outdoor infinity pool, Jacuzzi, and dedicated spaces for activities such as yoga and meditation. Guests can partake in multi-day retreats and wellness programs accompanied by invigorating activities like biking and hiking to local villages Phulbari and Panchkhal, immersing themselves in the region’s rich cultural heritage and traditions. The resort’s location amidst a community-managed forest and paddy fields offers opportunities to engage with nature, home to over 80 rare and exotic bird species. Adventurous activities like the nearby Dhulikhel Zipline, as well as rafting and bungee jumping within a two-hour drive, further enhance the guest experience. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, is also within reach.
Gastronomic delights await guests at the resort, which embraces a farm-to-table concept by sourcing the finest local ingredients. Thaan Restaurant offers a diverse selection of Thai, Nepalese, Indian, and Asian delicacies, while poolside bar Bela serves seasonal small plates, Shisha, and creative cocktails. Guests can enjoy personalized, exclusive dining experiences with a dedicated chef or savor their meals on the balconies of their guest rooms, reveling in sweeping valley views and the awe-inspiring 180-degree Himalayan vista.
With its beautifully manicured lawn and an elegant grand ballroom accommodating up to 350 guests, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel serves as an ideal venue for weddings and large-scale events. The resort also provides smaller meeting rooms for business conferences, workshops, training sessions, and other professional functions. A dedicated team of event organizers ensures every aspect of these gatherings is meticulously arranged, delivering the renowned personalized service for which Dusit is known.
Mr. Gilles Cretallaz, Chief Operating Officer of Dusit International, expressed his delight at the opening of Dusit Princess Kathmandu and Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel, marking the company’s long-awaited entry into Nepal. Cretallaz emphasized Dusit’s fusion of Thai-inspired hospitality and local cultural nuances, aiming to create lasting impressions for guests and the communities they serve. He extended his gratitude to partners and the welcoming communities in Nepal for their tremendous support, expressing excitement about shaping a prosperous future filled with memorable experiences that celebrate the extraordinary essence of the destination.
Dusit’s foray into Nepal expands its global portfolio to 54 properties under Dusit Hotels and Resorts, along with over 240 luxury villas under Elite Havens, operating across 19 countries. With over 60 Dusit Hotels and Resorts in the pipeline worldwide, the company’s presence continues to grow, promising exceptional hospitality experiences for guests around the globe.