Dusit Hotels and Resorts under Dusit International, one of Thailand’s leading hotel and property development companies, debuts in Nepal with the opening of Dusit Princess Kathmandu and Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel, which opened just one week apart.
Dusit Princess Kathmandu
Designed for guests who're all about comfort, value, and convenience, Dusit Princess Kathmandu is in the heart of the capital’s vibrant Lazimpat neighbourhood, a short walk from Narayanhiti Palace Museum and an 18-minute drive from Tribhuvan International Airport. Must-visit attractions such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swayambhunath Stupa, one of the oldest and most revered temple complexes in Nepal, are just a short drive away.
Opened on July 17, Dusit Princess Kathmandu reflects local culture and architecture through design and serves as an oasis amidst the city's buzz. Alongside 107 comfortable and well-appointed guest rooms ranging from 28-62m², and a Presidential Suite set over 159m², the new property boasts specialty Thai restaurant Soi; a Dusit Gourmet outlet featuring freshly baked pastries, artisanal sandwiches, and deli bites; and rooftop Kibu Sky Lounge with panoramic city views. The rooftop Blue bar also boasts the city’s highest infinity pool. Crest is coming soon to offer a wide range of Thai-inspired massage therapies and beauty treatments. A steam room, sauna and fully equipped Crest Club with a gym are also available for guests.
Function-wise, Dusit Princess Kathmandu offers a selection of versatile event spaces from a party for 250 inside the Princess Ballroom to rooftop venue Vista for an intimate gettogether for 35, along with a team of professionals to help make your dream event come true.
To celebrate its opening, Dusit Princess Kathmandu is offering a special offer titled "Your New Kathmandu Base", starting at NPR16,500 (B4,309) per night for a Superior room with breakfast for two and a set dinner at Thai restaurant Soi. Valid until Sept 17. Visit dusit.com/dusitprincess-kathmandu.
Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel
Just a week after Dusit Princess Kathmandu's launch, on July 24, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel opened its doors in the Himalayan foothills between the Mahabharat range and Alpine highland ridge. This beautiful location is approximately one hour’s drive from the airport and 10 minutes from Namo Buddha, one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal.
Providing a tranquil escape amidst nature, the new property is the first luxury branded resort in Dhulikhel and aims to become a must-visit wellness destination that contributes to the well-being of visitors and the community. From personalised butler service to customised wellness activities to exclusive dining experiences, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel aspires to deliver a bespoke experience.
Alongside 54 spacious and elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites ranging from 47-57m², and 18 villas ranging from 124-247m², the resort features a wide range of facilities for business and leisure.
At the heart of the property is the exclusive Devarana Wellness. This tranquil space features a traditional Thai healing spa, fitness and movement centre, outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, and dedicated spaces for mindful and energising activities such as yoga and meditation. Guests can also arrange multi-day retreats and wellness programmes with activities such as bike riding and hiking to local villages Phulbari and Panchkhal, where they can immerse themselves in the area’s rich cultural heritage and traditions.
Enveloped by a community-managed forest and paddy fields, the resort is a sanctuary to over 80 rare and exotic species of birds for lucky guests to sight. Dhulikhel Zipline is nearby and other adventurous activities such as rafting and bungee jumping are available within a two-hour drive. Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is approximately an hour away.
For dining, the resort embraces a farm-to-table concept and sources the finest local ingredients. Expect a diverse selection of Thai, Nepalese, Indian, and Asian delicacies at Thaan Restaurant. Tuck into seasonal small plates paired with shisha and creative cocktails at poolside bar Bela or book a personalised dining experience with a dedicated chef. Guests can enjoy their meals on the balconies of their rooms along with sweeping views of the valley and the awe-inspiring 180-degree Himalayan vista.
Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel can host an elegant gathering in a grand ballroom for up to 350 guests or smaller functions in its meeting rooms. As usual, a dedicated team of event organisers is ready to arrange and oversee every aspect of these gatherings.
The resort is offering a special New Himalayan Hideaway room package with daily breakfast at Thaan, complimentary afternoon tea at Bela Bar, a complimentary 30-minute neck and shoulder massage at Devarana Wellness for two, a 15% discount on F&B and spa treatments, a complimentary guided visit to Namo Buddha, and more exclusive benefits. Valid until Aug 31. Visit dusit.com/dusitthani-himalayannepal.
These two properties are the latest addition to a portfolio of 54 properties operating under Dusit Hotels and Resorts, and over 240 luxury villas under Elite Havens, across 19 countries. More than 60 Dusit Hotels and Resorts are in the pipeline worldwide.