World Heritage Hotel & Aparments (Dwarika Chhen) a hotel apartment complex nestled in the heart of Kathmandu Durbar Square in a World heritage site by UNESCO and was started with the idea to give its visitors a feeling of cultural and traditional life in Nepal.
Dwarika Chhen was named after its owner late Doctor Dwarika Prasad Manandhar who dedicated his life to the well being of his community and its health sector. ‘Chhen’ in the Newari dialect means ‘Home’.
The Newari Community are the ethnic people of the Kathmandu Valley and are well known for their hospitality and their rich cultural heritage. The Hotel has been built in the residence of late Dwarika Prasad Manandhar and has been restored with special focus on the traditional architecture. The building materials used in this Hotel date back to about 500 years. The wood carvings in the windows and the doors show the fine craftsmanship of the Newari people. The wood work and brick overlays found in the hotel have maintained the traditional facade of that era with all it grandeur and beauty. The main reason to open this Hotel is to cope with the many tourists that visit Nepal and to let them experience the rich old traditions of the past in this modern world of technology.
Dwarika Chhen is loctated in the heart of the city overlooking the world heritage site ‘Kathmandu Durbar Square’.