Le Meridien Paro
Modern luxury and traditional Bhutanese elegance are married into this riverfront hotel with 59 smoke-free rooms and expansive views over the Paro Valley. Located a half-hour outside Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, the hotel sits at the edge of the Paro River in a region noted for its rich history, ornate monasteries and sacred fortresses. Le Meridien Paro is an ideal place from which to explore living Bhutanese culture, find artful handicrafts and taste the regional cuisine.
Sleek modern amenities complement the resort’s locally inspired atmosphere, including delicate carving, gold embellishments, bright splashes of color and distinctly Bhutanese architecture. Rooms have wall-to-wall windows that overlook the Himalayas and garden and a daybed under the window lets you nestle in and soak up the expanse of the world’s highest mountains. Hardwood floors, wood veneer walls and turquoise accents that evoke the Paro River are complimented by a large Buddhist prayer wheel on the wall of each room. Contemporary beds feature crisp, white bedding and grey padded headboards, and each marble en suite bathroom includes a glass-enclosed rain forest shower and separate soaking bathtub with handheld wand, signature bath amenities, plush bathrobes and slippers. Each room has a 40-inch LED TV and coffee and tea maker, and high-speed internet access is available for a fee. On-site, enjoy an indoor saltwater chlorinated, heated pool, outdoor whirlpool hot tub fitness center with inspiring views of the Himalaya, three restaurants and a chic, contemporary spa.