Thamel restaurant blaze guts property worth Rs 9.5 lakh

KATHMANDU, August 23: Property worth around Rs 950,000 were gutted in a blaze at a restaurant in Thamel, KMC-26 on Monday. The Thamel based-New Chung Win Fast Food Restaurant belonging to Ramesh BK of Gorkha district caught fire turning the materials and other belongings into cinders yesterday, informed police. The Fire brigade with the help of

Five-star casino resort to open in Bhairahawa

Tiger Palace Resort, a Rs4-billion five-star casino resort newly completed in Bhairahawa, plans to throw open its doors by the first quarter of 2017. The trade and industrial hub of Bhairahawa, located in the southern Tarai plains close to the Indian border, is also the gateway to Lumbini, the birthplace of the Buddha, and the

Cygnett Inn Krishna, 1st four-star hotel in Nepalgunj, to come into operation Thursday

Cygnett Inn Krishna is all set to come into operation from Thursday, marking the opening of the first four-star-level hotel in Nepalgunj. Local entrepreneur Dipendra Agrawal has set up the hotel in Surkhet Road of Nepalgunj in 17 kattha of land. He says total investment in the hotel reached Rs 500 million. The hotel has

MAF plans six new hotels

Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) will expand its portfolio of world-class hotels with six new developments in the UAE under a strategic plan that will see the company increase its total investment in the UAE by Dh30 billion ($8.16 billion). These hotels will open between 2019 and 2021, confirmed senior officials at Majid Al Futtaim, which

TIA, HAN sign agreement

Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) — the umbrella association of tourist standard hotels in the country — has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to upgrade the gardens located at the entrance gate of the country’s only international airport. HAN has said that it will upgrade the gardens at the entrance of

Hotel Annapurna partners with Subisu

Nepal’s premium five-star deluxe Hotel Annapurna has entered into a partnership with Nepal’s leading cable TV, internet and networking service provider, Subisu Cablenet (P) Ltd to provide the clearest TV viewing experience ‘Clear TV’ service for its valued customers. Abhinav Rana, general manager of Hotel Annapurna, and Binaya Mohan Saud, CEO of Subisu Cablenet, jointly

Gorkha tourism entrepreneurs to offer ‘Home Stay’ in temporary settlements

A tourism entrepreneur couple in Gorkha district — the epicentre of the massive 7.6-Richterscale earthquake which rocked Nepal on April 25 — is all set to attend to tourists again, but this time around from a makeshift settlement.  After her house collapsed during the massive earthquake, Dil Kumari Lamichhane, bounced back to life from a

Women-managed hotels flourishing in Mustang

A new trend of having women-only floors in hotels is gaining popularity in Mustang. Most of the hotels here are run by women limiting the role of men in the hospitality industry. Pemadoka Thakuri, 63, has been running a hotel for the last 25 years. She never went to school, and obtained basic training in


Feb, Entrepreneurs have been increasingly attracted to establishing hotels in locations surrounding Pokhara due to a sharp rise in the number of visitors. Flourishing eco-tourism has also encouraged families to operate homestay accommodation. Bal Singh Gurung, a retired Indian Army official, has opened a guesthouse in Sikles village, 39 kilometres from Pokhara. While his contemporaries