IHG Signs Deal with Shangri-La for Four Hotels
IHG has signed a management agreement with the
Nepal-based Shangri-La Hotel & Resort Group to develop four new
hotels in the country.
The signing of the InterContinental Kathmandu Lazimpat, Hotel Indigo Pokhara Gharipatan, InterContinental Resort
Pokhara Begnas Lake, and InterContinental Resort Chitwan, Meghauli,
will see IHG add close to 500 rooms to its portfolio in Nepal, and
debut two of its global brands, InterContinental and Hotel Indigo
in the market.
Currently under construction, the new hotels are
scheduled to open in the next 1-4 years.
“We are confident that our partnership with IHG
to open four new hotels will help us offer world-class hospitality
to guests, at a time when travel to Nepal has increased
exponentially,” said Prasidha B. Panday, Chairman, Shangri-La
Hotel & Resort Group. “All new hotels will be located in top
tourism hubs, and we expect to benefit from the strength and scale
of IHG’s global systems, technology and strong loyalty programme.”
Located in the
vibrant city of Kathmandu, Nepal's capital and its largest
metropolis, the InterContinental Kathmandu Lazimpat will be redeveloped on the same site as Shangri-La Kathmandu hotel, which
is one of the country's most iconic hotels.
Located in a high-profile
area, the hotel will be in close proximity to various embassies
and the city centre, and just a
15-minute drive from Tribhuvan International Airport.
225 rooms, the hotel will offer an all-day dining as
well as a specialty restaurant, a lobby lounge, a bar, and multiple meeting spaces including a ballroom.
The hotel will also
feature a retail store, multiple health and wellness facilities,
club lounge, business centre, indoor and outdoor recreation areas,
and a swimming pool.
Located in Pokhara’s Gharipatan area, a key commercial and
residential hub, Hotel Indigo Pokhara will serve the growing
demand from business and leisure guests in the city.
hotel will feature a retail store, café, specialty restaurant, a
lobby lounge and a bar, fitness centre,
spa, club lounge, business centre, indoor and outdoor recreation
areas, and a swimming pool.
To cater to MICE demands, the hotel will be
equipped with two meeting rooms, a ballroom and a boardroom.
Located along a bank of Begnas
Lake in Pokhara, InterContinental Pokhara Begnas Lake will feature
80 rooms, an all-day dining a lobby lounge, and a bar amongst
other dining options.
InterContinental Pokhara Begnas Lake will
also feature a retail store, a health club, spa, club lounge,
business centre, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, and a
The hotel will be easily accessible from national
highway, Pokhara Airport which is at a 20 minute driving distance.
The InterContinental Resort
Chitwan is located in the popular tourist
destination of Mehgauli Village. The resort will feature 80 rooms
and facilities such as an all-day dining and a specialty restaurant,
lobby lounge, bars, a health club, spa, business centre, indoor
and outdoor recreation areas, swimming pool, as well as multiple
spaces for events and meetings.
close-proximity to the dense forest and green plains of Chitwan
National Park, InterContinental Resort Chitan will cater to
leisure guests, and is conveniently an hour away from Bharatpur
city center and the airport.
“The signing of four new hotels in
partnership with the esteemed and well-known Shangri-La Hotel &
Resort Group of Nepal is testament to the trust and love for our
brands from our owners as well as guests, and we are proud to grow
our footprint in the South-West Asia region to bring our offering
to new markets,” said Sudeep Jain, Managing Director, South
West Asia, IHG Hotels & Resorts. “The strategic location of all four hotels in
different key tourism destinations of Nepal provide us with a
great opportunity to offer world-class hospitality and cater to
the demands of our guests.”
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