Bijeswari, Swayambhu Kathmandu, Nepal
Vajra first of all offers an architectural feast harmonizing beauty, practicality and safety. Phil Hawes, its chief architect was associated with Frank Lloyd Wright and taught graduate architecture with Bruce Goff, the two great promoters of organic architecture. While building the Hotel Vajra, Hawes synergized the traditions of the pagoda style roofing's of Nepal’s greatest architect Arniko and the use of local materials with the most modern earthquake proof techniques. The mastery of Nepal's highly skilled artisans' community reflects in Vajra's doors and windows which are designed and carved by Utam Raj of Patan. The ceiling frescos of the Great Pagoda Room and pagoda bar are painted by Rinchen Norbu the great Tibetan Master and his associates. Wall frescos in the restaurant are painted by Bimal Moktan the outstanding Tamang Painter. These are some of the features you will discover in Hotel Vajra.