Jhapa, October 1
The first five-star hotel in Province 1, Mechi Crown, has come into operation at Mechinagar of Jhapa district.
The hotel has an investment of Rs 1.5 billion. The hotel mainly targets visitors from Bangladesh, Bhutan and India.
The chairman of Vegas Entertainment Pvt Ltd, Pabitra Kumar Karki, says the company launched the first five-star hotel in the province as standard hotels are necessary to promote the country’s tourism industry.
The Mechi Crown Hotel is 17 kilometres away from Chandragadhi Airport and 25 kilometres away from Bagdogra Airport of India.
It has a casino, a helipad, spa, gym house, swimming pool, green garden and many more facilities on its premises. The promoters also plan to build a business mall within the hotel compound in the future.
Karki says 900 people would be directly employed with the operation of the casino at the hotel.
The hotel has 105 deluxe rooms. It also has a conference hall.
Another five-star hotel, Hotel Grand Prince, is also ready for opening at Birtamod of Jhapa district at an investment of one billion rupees.