The hotel team:
A team of enthusiasts welcomes you at Nimmu House! Manon & Samarth, Maya, Audrey, Pauline, Abhishek, Ganesh, Rajeev, Ramesh, Sapan, Sonam, Skalzang and Youdon, without forgetting little Mael.
Lobzang is Ladakhi, director of a trekking agency in Leh, and already has two hotel projects under his belt, with his wife Tinless: the Deskit Villa, located in the village of Sankar 10 minutes from Leh and Tsermang Eco Camp located at the edge of the River Indus near Leh.
Ann Dolma, a tibetologist is the ‘chief guest’ of Nimmu House. When Ann resides in Nimmu she researches on the Nangso family, and traditional craft techniques. If by chance you encounter Ann during your stay in Nimmu, it will be a lot of fun to share her passion for Ladakh and the Tibetan world. Ann met several times with His Holiness, The Dalaï Lama, when she was writing about the tibetan women.
Anne Feenstra, a Dutch architect and teacher, and winner of the 2012 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture, has worked with Rem Koolhaas and William Alsop before creating a foundation for sustainable architecture in Kabul, New Delhi and Kathmandu. Anne and her team Platform Arch I have shared their expertise for the project during the initial phase.
Emeline Grasset, a French designer based in India for a decade and co-founder of the Indian pop kitsch brand ‘Purple Jungle’ is in charge of planning the interior designs of Nimmu House.
Alexandre Beuan and Jeremy Grasset, lovers of Ladakh based for 10 years in India, are managing a travel agency called Shanti Travel, which customizes treks. They are supporting the project in terms of communication and marketing.
Many ‘friends’ of Nimmu House are involved in the project: Yvonne Merkt, architect, Nelly Rieuf, founder of the Museum of Matho monastery situated in the valley of the Indus, the architects of Loti, who are renovating the old town of Leh Sonam Wangchuk, founder of SECMOL, educational project and sustainable development in Ladakh, and let us not forget the workers and villagers of Nimmu without whom this project would not have existed.