Having to travel for work can be stressful. But choosing the right hotel can make all the difference. The city of Kathmandu in Nepal has two great options for business travelers: the Soaltee Crowne Plaza and the Hyatt Regency Kathmandu. Both hotels allow for maximum relaxation when it’s time to punch out for the day.
Soaltee Crown Plaza
Part of the Crown Plaza family, this hotel is centrally located in Kathmandu. It’s close to the center of the city and many famous temples and palaces. Perfect for visitors who’d like to do some sightseeing while in town.
But there’s no need to leave the hotel to find physical and spiritual bliss. Visitors can enjoy walking through acres of lush landscaping and mountain views before taking some time for themselves in their well-appointed rooms. The hotel’s turndown service is luxurious! Free WiFi makes it as easy to connect with friends and family at home as it is to get work done.
The hotel’s inviting outdoor pool is open for athletic and recreational swimming. For business travelers who stick to their exercise regimens, the on-site fitness center includes treadmills and free weights. Sports facilities and equipment include badminton, outdoor tennis courts, bowling, cricket, and a jogging track. Guests can follow a workout with a massage or sauna/steam bath in the hotel spa.
When it’s time to dine—alone or with colleagues—there are options for every preference. Of course, there’s a room service option. The Garden Terrace offers meals all day long, as early as 6:30 a.m. Try Chinese for lunch or dinner at The Chinese Restaurant. Or go Italian for dinner at Al Fresco, or North Indian at Kakori. Rodi Bar & Lounge is open all day, too, until midnight, for quick drinks and meetings with friends and colleagues.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
This hotel is also close to Kathmandu’s city center and airports. Airport transportation to and from the hotel makes arrivals and departures as stress-free as possible. It’s also close to shopping, monuments and temples, and other attractions, for visitors who want to take in some Nepalese culture in their downtime.
Folks who’d prefer to relax in their rooms can enjoy flat-screen TVs, wired and wireless Internet, in-room tea/coffee makers, and amazing views. Guests can also get extra pillows at their request.
Refresh and recharge without ever leaving the hotel with salon and spa services, like a manicure or massage. Guests who’d like to exercise can enjoy the on-site fitness center, tennis courts, and outdoor pool. Jog through the hotel’s 37 manicured acres on a dedicated track. Limber up with yoga programs or enjoy the on-site Taragaon Museum, which is dedicated to the history and culture of Kathmandu. There’s even a casino on-site!
When it’s time to dine, don’t miss the unique Cloud Zero rotating restaurant, one of several dining options at the hotel. The Cafe offers general dining, while the Rox serves Italian dishes. Eat indoors or outside at The Lounge, where light fare is the specialty. The Terrace serves light meals and snacks poolside, while the Rox Bar is the place to meet up for drinks.
Whichever you choose, there’s no wrong way to go. Both hotels offer comfortable rooms with plenty of on-site exercise and relaxation options, and various dining choices for whatever you happen to be craving.