Holiday Inn Express opens first property in Kathmandu


Boasts of 100 rooms offering panoramic views of the city and the majestic Himalayas

IHG Hotels and Resorts has joined forces with Nepal’s esteemed Swornim Hotels to present the inaugural Holiday Inn Express in Kathmandu. The unveiling of Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu Naxal marks a milestone for IHG and introduces modern accommodations tailored to the diverse needs of today’s travellers in the heart of Nepal’s vibrant capital. 

Strategically situated in the bustling Naxal district, a mere 15-minute journey from Tribhuvan International Airport, the hotel is poised to cater to the dynamic blend of business and leisure tourists seeking an unforgettable Kathmandu experience. Surrounded by corporate offices, embassies, and a plethora of entertainment options, the hotel provides a central hub for those eager to explore the rich cultural tapestry and UNESCO World Heritage Sites that define Kathmandu. 

At the hotel’s grand opening, Naresh Lal Shrestha, Chairman, and Maheshwor Shrestha, Managing Director of Swornim Hotels Private Limited, expressed their delight at the partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts, emphasizing the hotel’s potential to enhance Kathmandu’s offerings for both business and leisure travelers. 

Karthi VK, General Manager of Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu Naxal, shared his enthusiasm for introducing the rapidly growing Holiday Inn Express brand to Kathmandu. He highlighted “It is our pleasure to introduce Holiday Inn Express, one of the world’s fastest-growing essential hotel brands, to Kathmandu. Holiday Inn Express is the first choice for an increasing number of travellers who need a simple, engaging place to rest, recharge, and get work done. We offer everything guests need and provide more where it matters most.”  

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Holiday Inn Express Kathmandu Naxal boasts 100 sun-kissed and bright rooms, including a Suite, offering panoramic views of the city and the majestic Himalayas. The interiors reflect a harmonious blend of contemporary minimalism and the vibrant energy synonymous with the Holiday Inn Express brand. Guests can luxuriate in amenities such as free Wi-Fi, a well-stocked mini bar, an electronic safe, a tea/coffee maker, room service, daily housekeeping, and access to a self-service laundromat for a seamless and comfortable stay.