Himalayan News Service
Shangri~la Hotel and Resorts, Kathmandu, announced celebrations for its silver jubilee with events throughout the month of July extending up to August. â€œIn the last 25 years, Shangri~la has been able to carve a niche in hospitality industry. The hotel was established with a few rooms back in 1979, and has come a long way,â€ shared Daman Pradhan, chief executive of the hotel. The hotel has plans for several activities for their staffs as well as patrons. â€œWe would like to reiterate our commitment on this occasion that we want to make Shangri~la a model which will stand out and set an example in the hospitality industry in Nepal,â€ said Pradhan.
Beginning today, the first guest in the hotel will be given a special welcome from Shangri~la. â€œThe first guest will be honoured as a VVIP and will be picked up from the airport in the best car available in town and will be honoured in the best way,â€ says Sanjay Mathema, sr manager, sales and marketing. Events that will be carried out during the silver jubilee celebration of Shangri~la include planting trees, gardening and road cleaning programmes that show concern for the environment besides providing food to underprivileged children, a blood donation camp and others. Shangri~la is also coming up with some innovative concepts in their outlets. â€œIn the restaurant Lost Horizon, for the whole month of July we are going to start happy hour from 4 to 7 pm with the special buy-one-get-one-free scheme. Top 25 corporate houses and 25 travel agencies will be treated with specially made cakes which will have the logo of Shangri~la,â€ informed Mathema.