Riverbank Jungle Resort, a resort development company based out of Chitwan, today announced the signing of a franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts for a new hotel development at Patihani, Chitwan – Nepal under the upper midscale Wyndham Garden brand.
Chitwan District is one of 77 districts of Nepal and takes up the southwestern corner of Bagmati Province. Bharatpur, the largest city of Nepal after Kathmandu, is its administrative centre. Bharatpur is the commercial and service centre of South-Central Nepal and a major destination for higher education, health care and transportation in the region.
Chitwan National Park is the first national park in Nepal and is home to 68 mammal species. The “king of the jungle” is the Bengal tiger. Indian leopards are most prevalent on the peripheries of the park. They co-exist with tigers, but being socially subordinate are not common in prime tiger habitat. Chitwan has the largest population of Indian rhinoceros in Nepal. Chitwan National Park attracted more than 142,000 foreign tourists in the year before the COVID-19 pandemic and is one of the most popular wildlife tourist destinations in Nepal.
Wyndham Garden is located in Pathani, which is about 20 km from Bharatpur airport. The Wyndham Garden Chitwan Patihani is situated on the edge of the Rapti River and has great views of the Chitwan National Park on the other side of the river. The main entry to Chitwan National Park is less than 3 km from the resort. Expected to open in 2024, the resort will have a modern design and feature 46 contemporary rooms and a host of amenities, including a lobby lounge, an all-day dining restaurant and bar, a health club, spa, an outdoor swimming pool, as well as a larger banquet hall, meeting rooms and a business center.
“Wyndham Hotels and Resorts is the largest hotel franchise company in the world, and we are pleased to partner with them to bring the Wyndham Garden brand to Nepal for the very first time in Chitwan. The resort will have a great view of the Chitwan National Park and will give guests an oasis of calmness far away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities and allow them to connect with nature and Mother Earth. We are working with expert architects and consultants to deliver a truly international-class resort in Chitwan and look forward to welcoming guests to our resort by 2024,” said Deependra Joshi, Chairman, Riverbank Jungle Resort.
“Our upper midscale brand Wyndham Garden is growing from strength to strength, and we are excited to announce the signing of our first Wyndham Garden in Nepal at Chitwan. The world-famous Chitwan National Park is one of the most iconic nature destinations in Nepal, famed for its beautiful landscapes and we look forward to welcoming guests to this idyllic preservation area which acts as an extension to tourists visiting Kathmandu. Our team will work closely with Riverbank Jungle Resort Private Limited to deliver a truly international standard resort in the upper midscale segment in Chitwan,” said Nikhil Sharma, Market Managing Director Eurasia, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts.
Once fully operational, the resort will generate additional direct employment for more than 60+ people in the Chitwan.