Royal Empire is a majestic boutique hotel that gives you the best of both worlds -on the one hand, it recalls the magnificence and splendor of a bygone age; on the other, it gives you the latest in terms of modern comforts and technology.
The building was the royal residence of the rulers of Nepal during the 19th Century. During the construction of the hotel, the building façade was kept intact but the interiors were revived for travellers to experience the taste of comfort that they’d expect in a world-class luxury hotel.
The Hotel offers our VIP guests the possibility to stay in a charming place that blends royal heritage and modern comfort; whether on holiday or on a working mission, we propose exceptional comfort and personal service to guests whereby no request is too large, no detail too small and there is possibility to be immersed in the vibrant daily Nepali life. Even as Nepalese, we are in love with the culture and traditions embedded by the hotel thus we want our guests to also experience the essence of the hotel in the best conditions.
Background And History
At the turn of the 18th century, HH Sri Tin Maharaja Juddha Shumsher Jung Bahadur Rana who was one of the most distinguished architects of that time was hired by the powerful Rana Maharajas to build this beautiful palace.
Juddha Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana then handed this beautiful white palace over to his son Gen. Dhurba Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana. Surya Bahadur Thapa the 25th and the longest five-time elected Prime Minister of Nepal also grew up in this palace with the children of Gen. Dhurba Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana.
On the demise of Gen. Dhurba Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana, the palace came into the possession of his second son Manohar Shumsher Jang Bahadur Rana.