Clarks Inn debuts in Nepal with Sneha Clarks Inn Suites, Nepalgunj

Clarks Inn Group of Hotels has signed one of mid-west Nepal’s property – Hotel Sneha in Nepalgunj, now known as Sneha Clarks Inn Suites. The new addition marks Clarks Inn’s first operational debut in Nepal, located along the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar, and the second property overall, including one in the capital Kathmandu that is expected to open door later this year.

Nepalgunj serves as the gateway to the Himalayas, wildlife and national parks, adventurous trekking routes and a host of adrenaline pumping water sports activities like white-water rafting, etc.

Sneha Clarks Inn Suites is a more than 50 years old property exuding the old world charm with its colonial era architectural designs with the latest in amenities and world class guest services. The 60-key property, currently a three-star hotel, is soon to be a four-star hotel as it has already applied for the four-star certification and is awaiting the same in about a month’s time.

Commenting on the latest addition, S N Srivastava, President & Co-founder, Clarks Inn Group of Hotels said, “We are absolutely ecstatic on our latest addition. This is our operational debut in Nepal and we are doing so with a property that befits this special milestone for us. It’s a 60-key property spread over a huge area with big landscaped lush green lawns and international feel. The property will cater to guests with impeccable in room guest amenities but also provides facilities like swimming pool, for both adults and children, spa, health club and not to forget one of the biggest property attraction which is the Casino.”

The hotel is also the best place to embark on the pilgrimage to the Kailash Mansarover Yatra and to the Buddhist circuit sites with Lumbini located just a few hours drive from Nepalgunj.

According to Bhawani Rana, Managing Director of Sneha Group of Companies, “People in Delhi mostly speak of Kathmandu, whereas there is huge opportunity to boost trade and tourism all along the border areas of India and Nepal. Our tie-up with Clarks Inn is a step in the direction to strengthen border tourism and trade. Sneha Clarks Inn Suites is located just 3.5 km from the border and we have visitors from Lakhimpur, Bahraich and as far as Lucknow and adjoining area too. We are sure that this tie-up with Clarks Inn will not only help in growing tourism along the border areas of our two countries but will also have multiplier effect on border trade and new investment opportunities.”     

Furthermore Rana said, “Nepalgunj is also the gateway to Kailash Mansarovar. There are thousands of Indian pilgrims who are travelling to the Kailash Mansarovar every year and we see huge opportunity to promote the Mansarovar Yatra with Nepalgunj serving as the base from where pilgrims can undertake onward travel by chopper of fixed-wing.”

Clarks Inn boasts of an overall portfolio of more than 90 hotels, including over 50 properties currently in operation, spread across 19 states in India and Nepal.