It was probably the first such high-profile gathering of the year as diplomatic officials and corporate honchos gathered for the cocktail party at Hotel Radisson on June 27.

It was formal reception thrown by the Managing Director of Radisson BK Shrestha to introduce the hotel’s new General Manager Dorjee Sherpa, and to thank all

corporate clients.

Even as the party began at 6:30 pm, the hotel premises was already teeming with personalities to reckon with.

The reception was based on two different themes — the Himalayan and the desert. While the Himalayan theme emphasised its message with the majestic Himalayas painted on a huge billboard, a makeshift desert made across one corner of the floor highlighted the desert theme.

The hotel staff dressed in ethnic Newar dress were ubiquitously present to greet the guests, and the performance by the Rajasthani troupe won laud applause.