Marriott International has expanded its footprint in South Asia with the opening of Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu, its first property in Nepal.
Fairfield by Marriott is an established leader in the select service segment, with nearly 850 hotels around the world.
“We are very proud to debut in the kingdom of Nepal and introduce the Fairfield by Marriott brand as Marriott International’s first hotel in the country,” says Mike Fulkerson, vice-president, Brand & Marketing Asia Pacific, Marriott International.
The 115-room property is located in Thamel, a district at the heart of the capital’s central commercial hub, which was previously a bohemian haven and is now a popular shopping destination. It is close to the city’s popular attractions—the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Garden of Dreams and the Kathmandu Durbar Square—and only five kilometers from the airport.
In addition to its “straightforward and thoughtfully-appointed” guestrooms, the hotel offers an all-day dining restaurant called Kava, which serves local, Indian and international cuisine; Kava – The Bar and Lobby Lounge, a lively spot for freshly-brewed coffee and, in the evening, an array of cocktails; and The Market, a 24/7 convenience store.
The Business Centre has 377 square feet of meeting space over two rooms, both with natural light and the latest audio visual technology. High-speed WiFi is available in the hotel’s guestrooms and public spaces.
Neeraj Govil, area vice-president, South Asia for Marriott International, says that the property fills a gap in the moderate tier segment with its fresh, contemporary design, service excellence and great value. “We are confident this will resonate well with both leisure and business travellers to Kathmandu,” he adds.
Prakash Jayadevan, general manager of the property, reports that there is a lot of enthusiasm and excitement surrounding the launch of the Fairfield brand in Nepal.
Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu is the brand’s five property in South Asia. It joins the Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Rajajinagar, Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road, Fairfield by Marriott Lucknow and Fairfield by Marriott Belagavi, all of which are located in India.