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IHCL expands presence in Nepal with first hotel in Kathmandu

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) has signed a new Vivanta hotel in Kathmandu, marking the entry of the brand in the city. This will be IHCL’s second hotel in Nepal after Meghauli Serai in Chitwan National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Commenting on the signing, Puneet Chhatwal, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, IHCL, said, “We are honoured to partner with R&R Hotels and Resorts for this new hotel. Kathmandu is an extremely popular destination and this hotel will help us complete a tourist circuit with Meghauli Serai, our Taj Safari Lodge in Chitwan National Park.” The new hotel will have approximately 111 spacious rooms and suites, a selection of them offering panoramic views of the city. The hotel will also include all-day dining and specialty restaurants, a bar, banqueting facilities and a spa. Commenting on the partnership, Rahul Chaudhary, Director, R&R Hotels and Resorts, said, “We have had a long-standing association with IHCL for a range of hotels in multiple destinations. We are extremely proud to carry this relationship forward with the new Vivanta in Kathmandu.”

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The Fern goes overseas with first launch in Kathmandu

The Fern Hotels & Resorts has opened its first overseas property under The Fern Residency brand in Kathmandu, Nepal. Though the company has been managing hotels in the Himalayan kingdom for a while now, it is for the first time that the company has forayed out of the country under its own brand. The hotel is located in the heart of the city and offers a total of 58 guest rooms. Commenting on the new hotel, Suhail Kannampilly, the COO of the company, said, “We are delighted to offer guests visiting Nepal the Fern experience in Kathmandu and to enjoy the advantages of our environmentally sensitive brand. It is no mean achievement to take an Indian brand overseas and we want to further consolidate our position in India as well as internationally, to get to our target of 100 hotels by 2020.” With this opening, the tally of the hotels managed by the group under The Fern Residency goes up to 23 hotels. Overall, this is the 53rd hotel which is being managed by the group.

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