Condé Nast Readers Choice


Oct. 7, 2019 – Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Zhiwa Ling Heritage Hotel recognized in the TOP 20 RESORTS in ASIA 

More than 600,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers across the globe submitted a recording-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today. 


Zhiwa Ling Heritage Hotel is delighted to announce we are well under way with our room and suite renovations. The new rooms feature upgraded bathrooms with glass door showers and separate free standing bath tubs, walk in wardrobes, smart TV's and upgraded lighting, furniture and fittings. The new layout has been very well received by guests. We will continue with the renovations and hope to complete 6 more rooms by the end of 2019.

Employee of the Year

Zhiwa Ling Heritage Hotel is delighted to announce the 2019 employee of the year. This recognition is voted for by the hotel staff and our property supervisor, Mr Jigme Sonam, was voted as the Employee of the Year. Congratulations Jigme Sonam

Another win for Zhiwa Ling Heritage

Zhiwa Ling Heritage is delighted to receive top awards for the second year in a row for Leading Eco Friendly Hotel and Leading Heritage Hotel at the recent SATA awards ceremony in Sri Lanka. This is a great tribute to the Zhiwa Ling team who strive to continuely lift the standards to provide the very best experience to guests while operating a sustainable locally owned Bhutanese hotel.

First Prize in National Skills Competition

Sangay Choden of the Zhiwa Ling Heritage Food and Beverage department recently won first prize in the National 14th annual skills competition organized by the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources at RITH, Motithang, Thimphu. 

Preserving Culture and Tradition

Zhiwa Ling Heritage Hotel was delighted to have Dig Lop Gangkar Wangdi spend 2 days refreshing the team on Driglam Namzha, Bhutan’s historical code of etiquette.

Zhiwa Ling Heritage named 12th Top Hotel in Asia

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards with Zhiwa Ling Heritage recognized as the #12 Top Hotel In Asia, with a score of 95.6.

The first hotel of its kind in Bhutan

After months of hard work and dedication, Zhiwa Ling Ascent is open for bookings. Keep reading to learn more about this extraordinary concept hotel realised through a joint collaboration between Bhutanese and Austrian project planners.

The life of Buddha as told by Sonam Zam

Author, travel writer, and TV host, Andrew Evans, was led into the world and stories of Siddhārtha Gautama during his stay at Zhiwa Ling Heritage recently.