India’s Lemon Tree opens hotel in the kingdom of Bhutan

by | 12 Mar 2020 | Hotel Openings, Portfolio

Ready to welcome guests – the Lemon Tree Thimphu. (Photo: Lemon Tree Hotels)

Lemon Tree adds a second property outside India by launching its first property in the heart of Bhutan’s capital near top attractions.

Lemon Tree, one of India’s largest hotel chains has opened its second property in the international market, the Lemon Tree Hotel Thimphu in Bhutan.

We find out more about the group’s expansion into new markets, Bhutan in particular.

Lemon Tree makes stylish entry into Bhutan

Indian hotel group Lemon Tree has opened its second property outside of India. The new Lemon Tree Hotel Thimphu is located in the capital of Bhutan and follows Lemon Tree’s inaugural international opening in Dubai.

Lemon Tree made its name in India by offering mid-range lodgings, is going on to become one of the leading brands in this segment.

The hotel is executed in the traditional Bhutanese style with all the elegance and grace a visitor would expect from the nation’s architecture. Its facade is a crisp whitewashed plane inset with decorative windows in a palette of brown and green. The architecture ties in with the neighbourhood’s culture which known for the production of artisan wares and handicrafts.

Rattan Keswani, Deputy Managing Director for Lemon Tree Hotels, said, “We are delighted to enter Bhutan with this chic hotel. This is our first operating hotel in Bhutan, and we feel that the market holds immense business potential.”

“We have a locational advantage, with the hotel strategically situated in immediate proximity to key attractions like the famous Changlimithang stadium, Norzin Lam street, the clock tower square and also close to other attractions such as the iconic statue of Buddha Dordenma, Tashichho Dzong, Dechen Phodrang Monastery. The hotel is also well-connected to the Paro International Airport and the Thimphu Bus Station,” he added.

Features and amenities

The Lemon Tree Hotel Thimphu will be a welcome addition to the city and given its prime location close to the city’s landmarks and highlights, as well as cultural and heritage sites such as temples and monasteries, it will no doubt prove to be a huge success.

Guests at the hotel will also be able to immerse themselves in Bhutan’s incredible natural landscapes, as the city is surrounded by lush vegetation and rolling hills.

The hotel boasts 27 rooms, as well as a restaurant serving global cuisine, an outdoor dining patio and a trendy bar. Those looking for a local experience can head to the nearby market, which sells traditional crafts and food.



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