HOTEL SHANGRI-LA : Over The 35 Years

By serving for 35 years, Hotel Shangri-la shows that leadership always matters in the progress of any industry

July 14, 2013, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol: 07 No. -3 July 12- 2013 (Ashad 28, 2070)

Although Nepal’s Tourism industry has seen many ups and downs in the last three decades, Hotel Shangri-la has established itself as a hotel of quality and provided efficient services in the hospitality industry of Nepal. The lead role played by Nepali Shyam Bahadur Pandey is the secret behind the success of the hotel. Backed by his son former president of Hotel Association Nepal and Managing director of the Hotel Prassidha Bahadur Pandey, Hotel Shangri-la has made a remarkable progress in the last 35 years.

Recently, the hotel organized various programs to mark its anniversary. Over eighty of the hotel's employees cleaned up the hotel premises and its surroundings on the occasion. Under the Corporate Social Responsibility of the hotel, the employees in the executive positions contributed their one day's salary for the flood victims of Darchula. They handed over the money to Nepal Red Cross Society on July1. Along with cash, the hotel also donated items like clothes, instant food,et cetera.

"We marked the anniversary by doing something different-cleaning the surroundings and helping the needy ones," said senior General Manager Raju Bikram Shah.  On July 1, the hotel offered 15 percent discount on food and beverages for the guests.  

The hotel management is also planning to improve the condition of the hotel by renovating it.

"The traditional building, along with beautiful gardens, makes our hotel unique. Here we have recently launched Garden Pavilion and in the process of improving, we have placed 32-inch LED TV in every suite room and room of the hotel," said Shah.

At a time when a large number of people in far west are living in severe conditions, Hotel Shangri-la staff also showed their generosity to the affected people.

"Doing something good for the society has given a feeling of content. And it is the best way to celebrate the anniversary where we could make a difference in other's life with one day of our salary and items that we don't use," said Babita Pandey, Sales Executives of the hotel.

As tourism is the backbone of the Nepalese economy, generating huge foreign currency, and providing employment opportunity, the service tenders of Hotel Shangri-la in the last 35 years have made significant contribution in the country's tourism and, thereby, overall development.

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