Here at Seven Women, we are thrilled to announce that work is well underway on setting up our very own Boutique Hotel, which should formally open no later than early next year. Contracts have been signed and brand new kitchen equipment from China has arrived!
Located in the beautiful and prestigious Lazimparth area of Kathmandu — close to several embassies and the glamorous Shangri-La Hotel — our boutique hotel will provide guests with comfortable and well located accomodation, not to mention friendly staff and warm service!
Most importantly however, the hotel will provide real time, hands-on hospitality training and employment for the marginalised women who Seven Women’s core mission it is to help. This is particularly important in the sense that although hospitality is a burgeoning industry in Nepal, women — particularly the disabled — are often excluded from these growing opportunities.
Our hotel will teach women all the skills that they need to thrive in the industry, becoming a springboard from which they can launch their careers, all the while challenging patriarchal norms. By providing these women with skills and jobs, we will also be supporting the aim of the Sustainable Development Goals to achieve inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Where this fits in
The opening of the hotel will mark a significant step in the journey and evolution of Seven Women. Going into the hospitality business is just one of a series of ventures we have embarked upon in recent years, as we have grown Seven Women to employ women in making handicrafts as well as teaching Nepali language and cooking skills.
The hotel itself will also be integrated into our relationship with Hands on Development tours, and tour participants will stay at the hotel during their tours. In doing this, tour goers will have yet another opportunity to support local, sustainable enterprise in Nepal.