Nepal’s biggest shopping mall Chhaya Centre formally opened on Tuesday.
Built in the tourist hotspot of Thamel, the luxurious mall is spread over an area of 86,000 sq ft with a built-up area of 350,000 sq ft. It houses more than 200 retail stores representing various international and local brands.
It is also home to a five-star hotel Aloft Kathmandu managed under the Marriott brand that is expected to open by March next year.
In the 15-storey building, the hotel will be occupying the top 10 floors. The complex will also house a casino operated by a Chinese group, according to the centre.