Kathmandu Gokarna Forest in CN Traveler’s Hot List

Le Meridien Kathmandu Govarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa has earned the distinction of being voted to Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious HOT List 2006. In the most recent Condé Nast Traveler’s HOT List survey, the magazine’s global network of editors and field reporters reviewed the newest hotels that opened in the past year incognito, and came up with the HOT list consisting of 130 top new hotels around the world spanning 54 countries on 6 continents.

“It is great to receive this recognition to affirm what our guests are telling us - our stunning location, great services and premier facilities, certainly make us one of world’s top hotels. We are proud of Le Meridien’s associates who have worked hard and made sure all guests have the best experiences in Nepal,” commented Mr. Patanjali Sharma, the General Manager of Le Meridien Kathmandu Forest Golf Resort & Spa.

“As peace is gradually restored to Nepal since the recent political crisis, some travel advisories to Nepal have been lifted and tourists have started to come back to Nepal. Being voted to Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List 2006 is certainly a great piece of news for us and for Nepal, we look forward to welcoming more tourists back to the beautiful land of scenic splendor and cultural treasures,” added Mr. Stephen Ford, Area Managing Director of Starwood Hotels in India, Nepal and Bangladesh..

The recently opened Le Meridien Kathmandu Gokarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa is just 30 minutes from the city centre of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. It is ideally located in the 470 acre Gokarna Forest which was once the private hunting grounds of the Nepalese kings. Activities on offer include jungle walks, trekking and bird watching. Guests can also discover many local holy places of worship within the Gokarna forest. The hotel offers 55 luxurious rooms, suites and cottages with all rooms overlooking the lush green Gokarna forest with the magnificent backdrop of the Himalayas. All rooms are furnished in ethnic Nepali style and modern amenities. The hotel also offers 3 restaurants and bars, Harmony Spa and an 18-hole golf course.