Best Western will open its first hotel in Nepal
in Q1 2013.
The 60-room Monty’s will be a brand new midscale
property in the heart of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
will be located on Thamel Road, an area of downtown Kathmandu
famed for its vast array of local restaurants and boutique shops
selling handicrafts and souvenirs, as well as mountaineering
outlets catering to Nepal’s booming adventure travel market.
travel industry is booming, and Best Western is proud to offer a
brand new hotel catering to the growing number of tourists wanting
to experience this breathtaking country,” said Glenn de Souza,
Best Western International’s Vice President International
Operations – Asia & the Middle East. “We are
confident that the Monty’s hotel will be extremely popular both
with our loyal guests and first-timers. Travelers are increasingly
demanding excellent service levels and convenience at reasonable
prices, and Best Western is perfectly positioned to meet their
The hotel feature includes; free Wi-Fi, local calls and
complimentary breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant.
Nepal has witnessed a surge in tourist arrivals in recent years.
In 2011, which was designated ‘Visit Nepal Year’ by the country’s
Ministry of Tourism, more than 544,000 tourists entered the
country through Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport – 21%
more than in 2010. This trend has continued in
2012, with arrivals increasing 23% in the first four months of
this year, to almost 208,000.
With an increasing
number of flight connections to Kathmandu, including the launch of
new low-cost services by flydubai, Air Arabia, SpiceJet and IndiGo
in recent years, demand for this enticing destination looks set to
grow and grow.
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