|Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront // Photo courtesy of Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts|
Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts has announced the opening of Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront. The new hotel is Le Méridien's second in the country following the opening of Le Méridien Thimphu late last year.
Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront is situated on the edge of the Chu River, 30 minutes from Paro International Airport, offering panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas. The 59-room property is designed in a classic Bhutanese style, and sports a swimming pool, fitness center and Explore Spa.
Paro is home to several sacred fortresses and hidden monasteries, including Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), as well as Ta Dzong, the National Museum and the hotel’s Unlock Art partner, allowing guests of Le Méridien Paro complimentary access.
|Royal Suite Bedroom in Le Méridien Thimphu // Photo courtesy of Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts|
Located in Bhutan’s capital city, Le Méridien Thimphu is a thirty minute drive from Paro. The hotel has 78 guestrooms and suties, as well as three dining options: Latest Recipe, an all-day dining restaurant that serves a mix of local and international cuisine; Sese Shamu, a Pan-Asian restaurant that highlights flavors from Southeast Asia; and Latitude 27, a casual café by day and a bar in the evening.
Through Le Méridien brand’s Unlock Art program, guests also receive complimentary and exclusive access to The Voluntary Arts Studio to explore and discover local art.
Both hotels are captured in "Bhutan, Land of Happiness," by photographer Gray Malin, who created the series as part of Le Méridien's Follow Me partnership -- an art collaboration aimed at bringing compelling video art installations and still photography into Le Méridien hotels around the world.