Le Meridien Gokarna Golf Resort & Spa in hot list

Kathmandu, May 24 :

Le Meridien Kathmandu Gokarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa has earned the distinction of being voted to Condé Nast Traveler’s prestigious hot List 2006.

In the 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, states a press release issued here today.

“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 our guests have the best experiences in Nepal,” said Patanjali Sharma, the general manager of Le Meridien Kathmandu Forest Golf Resort & Spa.

“As peace is gradually being restored to Nepal, travel advisories have been lifted and tourists have started to come back. Being voted to Condé Nast Traveler’s hot List 2006 is certainly a great piece of news for us and for Nepal also. We look forward to welcoming more tourists at our beautiful land of scenic splendor and cultural treasures,” added 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 Kathmandu city centre. It is ideally located in the 470-acre Gokarna Forest, which was once the private hunting ground of the Nepali kings. Activities, the resort & Spa offers include jungle walks, trekking and bird watching. Guests can also discover many local holy places of worship within the Gokarna forest, claims the resort.

The hotel offers 55 luxurious rooms, suites and co-ttages. All rooms are furni-shed in ethnic Nepali style and modern amenities.

Le Meridien Gokarna Forest Golf Resort & Spa also offers three restaurants and bars,Harmony Spa and an 18-hole golf course.