Second Le Méridien Hotel in Bhutan Opens

Le Méridien Paro photographed by Gray Malin.
Le Méridien Paro photographed by Gray Malin.

Le Méridien last week announced the opening of its second property in Bhutan, the Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront. Situated on the edge of the Paro River, the hotel offer panoramic views of the Eastern Himalayas. Its 59 guestrooms and suites come are contemporary in their design with classic Bhutanese touches, complemented by facilities such as a swimming pool, a fitness center, and its signature Explore Spa.

“As a country that measures its success by the Gross Domestic Happiness of its people, Bhutan truly is a one-of-a-kind destination waiting to be discovered,” said Brian Povinelli, global brand leader of Le Méridien Hotel & Resorts. “and with two stunning Le Méridien hotels in Paro and Thimphu, w are delighted to help adventure seekers unlock the country’s mythical allure.”

Celebrating the hotel’s opening, Le Méridien has partnered with American photographer Gray Malin to create a series titled “Bhutan, Land of Happiness,” which will be part of the hotel brand’s Follow Me program—an art collaboration that brings video art installations and photography into Le Méridien hotels around the world. In his photographs, not just of the Paro property but also the Thimpu hotel located 30 minutes away, Malin captures Bhutan’s traditional landscape with his interpretation of happiness, a fitting theme considering Malin’s penchant for bright, playful colors in his work.

“From the rice paddy fields to the riverside, shooting the series … was truly a moving experience,” said Malin. “Bhutanese people and their breathtaking landscape both evoke an overwhelming sense of happiness that served as my inspiration for the collection.”

For more information, visit Le Méridien Paro.

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