Soaltee hotel to open lounge at TIA


Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza has got permission from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) to open a lounge at the airport.

The hotel that has adopted a strategy of laying off staffers due to the loss inflicted by COVID-19 pandemic today announced vacancy for staffers to work at its lounge at TIA.

The hotel will open its lounge in the area where Thai Airways had been operating its restaurant and lounge inside the international terminal of TIA.

After the Thai Airways shut its restaurant in TIA due to COVID, the place had remained vacant and Soaltee won the tender to operate its lounge and restaurant there, as per the TIA.

Soaltee has signed a threeyear agreement with TIA to operate the TIA lounge. In its vacancy notice, the hotel has announced job opening for 15 staffers — one lounge manager, one lounge executive, four chefs, two kitchen stewards, four service cum hostess, two housekeepers and one executive secretary for the lounge.

The government has allowed national and international flights to operate from and to TIA since September.

With this decision, the passenger movement at the TIA has increased, however, the number of flights are still limited.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the hotel was operating only partially. As the tourism industry was halted completely due to the pandemic, the hotel has been providing hotel quarantine services for COVID patients and others. As the hotel has incurring heavy losses, it recently offered a golden handshake to staffers. So far, the hotel has already laid off around 200 staffers.