Jean Louis Ripoche, General Manager, Kathmandu Marriott talks about what makes his property stand out!
Can you elaborate on the USPs of your property?
Kathmandu Marriott, a 214-room contemporary hotel in the capital city Kathmandu, combines modern design with local creativity. The elegantly appointed rooms with warm colours add a charm, which is perfectly complemented by a caring service. Home to an inviting range of restaurants, the hotel takes a fresh approach to dining experiences. Thamel Kitchen offers multi cuisine offerings while the modern Asian specialty restaurant, Edamame serves contemporary interpretation of Thai, Japanese and Chinese cuisine. Raksi Music Bar and its extension to the waterfall terrace is an amazing option to enjoy the evening, with exotic collection of beverages coupled with great food. The 8000 plus sq. ft. of meeting and banqueting space create the perfect scenery for unforgettable events and conferences. Centered on holistic well-being, the hotel incorporates M-Wellness concept, which includes spa and salon, an outdoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.
Indians usually travel for food. Do you think your hotel is well-equipped to cater to such niche clients?
Our hotel has various F&B offerings and we take great in that. Some of our offerings include:
- Kathmandu Baking Company
Let me introduce you to Kathmandu Baking Company a warm and cosy in – house patisserie that is open all day at the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel. A perfect space with vibes that welcomes anyone who steps into it unwind and indulge themselves with a cup of aromatic piping hot coffee or satiate their sweet cravings with some delectable gourmet sweets and baked cookies. Fresh salads and other dainties are also available for a quick bite. Refreshing beverages and fresh juices for are also offered to those looking for something cool on a hot sunny day and this can be enjoyed onsite or as take-away.
Kathmandu Baking Company offers a unique selection of gift items, like an impressive wine selection, gourmet coffee beans, candies, snacks and a range of specialty items to take home as a pleasant surprise for someone special.
- Thamel Kitchen
Introducing Thamel Kitchen at the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel, a modern, vibrant and exuberant all day diner and three meal restaurant featuring an interactive live kitchen, where in the Chef performs for the guests, creating engaging and memorable food experiences.
This multi cuisine restaurant specialises in authentic local and culinary cuisine as well as showcases some mouth-watering Nepalese, Asian, Italian and Indian delicacies. Express Bhoj is also served along with lavish buffets at all three meals.
Introducing ‘Edamame’, a relaxed, upscale, Modern Asian speciality restaurant at the Kathmandu Marriott Hotel offering a vibrant array of Japanese, Chinese and Thai delicacies that oscillates between innovative and modern culinary arts. The restaurant also features a yakitori grill, live sushi bar, dim sum station and a bar that serves Asian inspired cocktails.
Edamame is an elegant and modern restaurant that takes you into realms of Asia with its stunning décor, intricate patterns, plush fabrics, and exotic Asian art. The design gives an ancient world sense with a tad of mystery and the space is alienated into aesthetically distinct cosmoses to offer an inimitable dining experience. At Edamame Executive Chef, Sanjeev Ranjan and Chef Ninja ensure that every ingredient is sourced from best quality produce and holds its place and purpose; it is treated with the utmost care to highlight its purest flavour using their mastered culinary skills to ensure every experience is memorable.
- Raksi Music Bar
The hotel introduces Raksi, a music bar offering hand crafted cocktails and exotic beats. With its modern design and look, the bar offers great interiors with wide open spaces for people to interact across the bar counters while grooving to live jazz music. For the ones who love outdoors, it has a beautiful alfresco area with soothing sound of cascading waterfall in the background and tranquil Mountain View.
First of a kind in Kathmandu, Raksi Music Bar provides an excellent selection of food and drinks, made with local ingredients.
And what about those who travel for wellness break?
Our hotel provides its visitors with a unique wellness experience at its spa, salon and fitness centre. Designed in a contemporary style, the M wellness enjoys a beautiful rooftop pool, a Spa with private treatment rooms, steam rooms, sauna and Jacuzzi, a fitness centre, aerobic studios and a relaxation area. It has a wide variety of services ranging from Ayurvedic treatments, In-suite Massages and Lap Pool to Body Scrubs, Facials, Hair and Make-up Services. The spa also provides with private treatment rooms, steam rooms, sauna and Jacuzzi. The masseuses and salon stylists are professionally trained with a quality industry experience.
Individuals these days like to continue their workout schedules even on holidays. Keeping this in mind, the hotel offers a fully equipped fitness centre, an aerobic studio and a rooftop swimming pool along with professional coaching services. It also provides fitness counselling to guests on special request. There is a children’s pool too where they can relax and have some fun.
Does your hotel also render MICE facilities?
The 8000 plus sq ft of meeting and banqueting space at the hotel creates a perfect scenery for large-scale business meetings, social events and other conferences. Each of the venues offers state-of-the-art audio-visual technology and high-speed internet access.