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Jun 18, 2022

Hotels in Nepal: From deluxe to five star & more….

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Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) is the leading representative organization in the hospitality industry, representing more than 300 hotels, resorts and guest houses of Nepal. The number of five-star hotels in Nepal and above has reached 18.

Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) is the leading representative organization in the hospitality industry, representing more than 300 hotels, resorts and guesthouses of Nepal. HAN is the official voice of Nepal’s hoteliers that safeguards their lawful interests and promotes unity and co-operation among its members.

For over 53 years, we have helped our members grow in their business by maintaining a high profile with governments, developing strategic and innovative marketing programs, creating networks, voicing their concerns and providing current industry information and resources.

According to the new classification made public by the Department of Tourism, the number of five-star deluxe hotels has reached 17 and the number of five-star hotels has reached 17.

According to the Department of Tourism, Mechi Crown Plaza, a hotel owned by Vegas City Entertainment in Dhulabari, Jhapa, is listed as a five-star deluxe hotel. The hotel has a total of 101 rooms and 185 beds.

A total of 5,668 hotels in Nepal have provided direct employment to 3,868 people.

According to the Department of Tourism, Hotel Kingsburry of Birtamod, Jhapa, and City Hotel Limited (Hyatt Place), opened in Tahachal, Kathmandu, have received five-star ratings.

Among the five-star hotels, Soaltee Hotel and Taragaon Regency (Hyatt Regency) are the ones that create more employment. These two hotels employ 550 and 410 people respectively.

The five-star hotels in Nepal are:

The Soaltee Hotel (Tahachal)

Hotel Del’ Annapurna (Durbar Marg)

The Hotel Everest International (New Baneshwar)

Pokhara Grand Hotel

The Fulbari Resort and Spa (Pokhara) (closed)

Oriental Hotels (Radisson) Lazimpat

Taragaon Regency Hotel (Hyatt Regency) Bouddha

Yak & Yeti (Durbar Marg)

The Mall Hotel (Lainchaur)

Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat

Tigerwon Hotel, Rupandehi

Soaltee Westend Nepalgunj

Hotel Central Plaza, Banke

Marriott Hotel, Naxal

Hotel Aloft, Thamel

Hotel The Kingsbury, Jhapa

City Hotel Limited (Hyatt Place) Tahachal

Source: Department of Tourism

How is the classification done?

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation had issued a notice in the Gazette on 5 January 2077 stating the criteria for classification of hotels from one-star to five-star deluxe.

Hotels that meet that criterion will receive stars according to the standard.

The department determines the standard after monitoring the structure of the hotel area.

The tourism department has separated the classification of heritage and boutique hotels.

According to the department, a total of four hotels in Nepal are included in such classification.

According to the department, Dwarika’s Kathmandu Village Hotel in Battisputali, Basera Boutique Hotel in Baber Mahal, Pabera Boutique Hotel in Budhanilkantha and Hotel Manaslu in Lazimpat

Earlier, the department had made public the classification of the resort. Among the 109 resorts across the country, Chandragiri Hills Resort and Gokarna Forest Resort have been established as ‘luxury resorts’.

According to the department, three Banepa Village Resort, Bar Peepal Resort in Kaski and Siddhartha Lumbini Green Resort in Kapilvastu have been classified as deluxe resorts.