KATHMANDU, Nepal– With the increased movements of the foreign tourists, as many as eight star and deluxe hotels are surfacing in different parts of the country, thanks to political stability and the development of tourism infrastructures in the country though it was late.
The country is witnessing a fresh flow of investment in star hotels after a gap of many years.
Eight star hotels and deluxe resorts filed application to conduct Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) over the first half of fiscal year 2013/14, a source at the Tourism Industry Division under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) informed.
The rule has it that hotels having more than 100 beds require to carry out EIA while hotels with 50-100 beds must conduct EIA before starting construction works.
Nepal Hospitality in Thamel, Star Hospitality in Baneshwar, Himalayan Shangri-la Village Resort in Dhulikhel, Hotel Nilgiri (three-star) in Jhapa, Hotel Galaxy (two-star) in Budhanilkantha, Sheraton Hotel (deluxe five-star) in Kesharmahal, Rara Hotel and Recreation Center (deluxe resort) in Mugu, and a resort (deluxe resort) in Chitwan have applied at the division to conduct IEE and EIA.
Experts say with Himalayan Nation moving toward political constancy, investment in hotels is heightening since financier are hopeful that tourism industry will boom in the days to come.