Lemon Tree Hotels has announced its latest signing of two franchised hotels – Lemon Tree Premier, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal and Lemon Tree Resort, Lumbini, Nepal. Together, the two add over 200 keys, bringing the total number of properties under the Lemon Tree umbrella in Nepal to five.
Lemon Tree Premier, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal, a Lemon Tree Hotels Limited franchise, is expected to open in or before January 2024. This opulent hotel will have 102 luxurious rooms, two restaurants, a bar, a private dining room, three conference rooms, a banquet hall, outdoor event spaces, an expansive swimming pool, a fitness center, a spa, a casino, and other public areas.
Buddhists and Hindus worship Budhanilkantha, located in the Kathmandu district. Its name derives from the Sanskrit word “Old Blue Throat,” which the gods gave to Lord Shiva after the Lord drank poison to save the world. It features the well-known Budhanilkantha Temple, famous for its 1,400-year-old black basalt carving of Vishnu, draped in marigolds and reclining on a bed of serpents. Buddhists and Hindus both hold great reverence for this temple. Budhanilkantha is a vast neighbourhood extending into Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, home to numerous local and migratory bird species as well as bears, monkeys, and leopards.
The distance to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport is roughly 12 kilometres. The hotel has transportation links to all of Nepal’s major cities, both public and private.
Lemon Tree Resort, Lumbini, a Lemon Tree Hotels Limited franchise, is expected to open in or before October 2023. There will be 81 well-appointed rooms, a restaurant, a bar, meeting rooms, an outdoor event venue, a private dining room, and other public areas.
The Gautam Buddha International Airport, also known as Bhairahawa Airport at Siddharthnagar, is about 15 kms from the property. The hotel has access to public and private transportation for travel to Nepal’s major cities. It is roughly 280 kilometres from Kathmandu and 180 km from Pokhara. It is also accessible by road to Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, and is one hour drive from the Sunauli transit point on the Nepal-India border. Adventure seekers should visit the city. The municipality provides a range of adventure sports, including paragliding, mountain biking, trekking, and hiking. Adventure seekers will enjoy this region’s incredible natural beauty and thrilling activities.
Speaking on occasion, Vilas Pawar, CEO – franchise business, Lemon Tree Hotels, commented, “We take great pleasure in announcing the latest additions to our portfolio with our valued partners Budhanilkantha Heritage Ltd. and Lumbini Palace Resort Pvt. Ltd. We are gradually making forays in the international market and expanding our portfolio in Nepal to strengthen our regional presence.”