Jul 15, 2024

Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu: Modern comfort and Himalayan views in the heart of Kathmandu

Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu: Modern comfort and Himalayan views in the heart of Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Nov 30:IHG Hotels & Resorts will officially inaugurate the opening of its first Holiday Inn Express in Nepal, named Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu Naxal, on December 1. 

Conveniently located in Naxal, just 15 minutes from Tribhuvan International Airport, the hotel is surrounded by corporate offices, embassies, restaurants, nightclubs, and casinos. Additionally, the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, including Durbar Squares, Buddhist stupas, and Hindu temples, are easily accessible from the hotel, providing guests with a delightful Kathmandu experience.


Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu Naxal offers a diverse range of services to ensure a comfortable stay for guests. The hotel features 100 sun-kissed and bright rooms, including a suite, with contemporary designs and scenic views of either the city or the Himalayas. The hotel also offers amenities like free Wi-Fi, a mini-bar, a self-service laundromat, an electronic safe, and a tea and coffee maker. 

The Express Café & Bar provides a relaxed ambiance for guests to savor a diverse all-day menu or kick-start their day with a free Express Start Breakfast. For a mesmerizing experience, the Rooftop Asian Bar and Restaurant offers a 240-degree view of the Himalayas alongside the best of Asian cuisine and curated cocktails. The hotel's meeting venues, spanning 163 sq m, are equipped with modern audio-visual equipment, and the banquet hall connects to a terrace with a retractable roof for versatile event spaces. 

During the pre-inauguration ceremony, Naresh Lal Shrestha, Chairman, and Maheshwor Shrestha, Managing Director of Swornim Hotels Private Limited, expressed their delight in partnering with IHG. They emphasized how the launch of Holiday Inn Express contributes to the economic prosperity and growth of the hospitality industry in Nepal. They put out a joint statement that "a combination of an excellent location, a vibrant product, and the power of the Holiday Inn Express brand will lead the way for the midscale hotel space in the Kathmandu valley.”

Karthi VK, General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu Naxal, highlighted the brand's commitment to simplicity, engagement, and providing essential services. He said, “We offer everything guests need and provide more where it matters most.” He expressed eagerness to welcome travelers to experience the hotel's inspiring guestrooms and flexible public spaces, embodying IHG's renowned hospitality.

Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu, which will officially open its doors on December 1, marks a significant addition to Nepal's hotel space, offering a seamless blend of modern comfort and Nepal's unique charm. Collaboration with the IHG Hotels and Resorts hospitality firm, which has over 6,200 open hotels in over 100 countries, is a testament to the global mindset of the hotel business in Nepal and a reflection of the potential here.