The Pema by Realm

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The Pema by Realm is an award-winning vibrant 4-Star Design Hotel in Thimphu with a passion for meaningful comfort and practical luxury. We offer the discerning world traveler an authentic experience of the Bhutan of today, a balance of traditional and modern.

Experience The Pema to Celebrate Bhutan.
Realm Hospitality, founded in Bhutan, offers hoteliers professional expertise in operating and managing hospitality assets. We take pride in providing innovative solutions in promoting Bhutan’s unique cultural heritage while strategically balancing the commercial aspects of the tourism industry. We are in the business of growing people and in creating the most exceptional guest experiences. Realm Hospitality currently manages The Pema, an award-winning 4-star design and boutique hotel situated in the heart of Thimphu.

We are located in Motithang, an up market neighborhood in the heart of Thimphu. The hotel is one hour from the Paro International Airport.

Our 26 rooms are artistically designed keeping the varying needs of our guests in mind. More than half the rooms are suites, featuring a spacious living room, dining area, and a fully equipped kitchenette. With curated art pieces, chic interiors that encapsulate Bhutan’s ancient heritage with contemporary design, hand-crafted amenities, and scenic views of the Himalayas, The Pema suites are in a luxurious category of their own.


Simple yet elegant, our Deluxe Rooms offer cozy comfort with luxurious amenities after a full day of exploring the city.

Designed to optimize space for today’s modern traveller, our Deluxe Rooms keep in mind the varying needs of our guests. Twin separate beds can easily be converted into a luxurious king-size plus bed and en suite bathrooms are equipped with rain showers, ensuring you have everything you need. Certain to elevate your experience to the next level, all Deluxe Rooms feature adjoining doors that can convert to a 2-bedroom Pema Suite.

The artistically designed Pema Suites combine warmth and comfort with the age-old charm of Bhutan’s rich cultural heritage. They are also a perfect choice for families as these suites boast spacious carpeted rooms with modern furnishings and local-inspired amenities. If you are looking for the ultimate home away from home, look no further!

With more than half of our room inventory suites, Pema Suites, in particular, encapsulate Bhutan’s ancient heritage with a contemporary design featuring a spacious living room, dining section and fully equipped kitchenette – ideal for those seeking the ultimate balance between local design and luxury. The furnishing and décor of the top floor of Pema Suites epitomize true local culture with curated art pieces and hand-painted murals. And many of these rooms can be interconnected to create two-bedroom suites.

Our Valley Suites, generous, warm and artistic spaces, are in a luxurious category of their own with stunning views of the Thimphu Valley. 

Chic interiors with a floor-to-ceiling scenic view of the Himalayas make the Valley Suite one of the most popular choices for families, intimate celebrations and business travel. Separate bedroom and extravagant living, dining and kitchenette spaces, paired with curated art pieces by celebrated traditional/contemporary Bhutanese artists and hand-crafted amenities, gives a whole new meaning to “home away from home.” And while these suites are resplendent and tastefully decorated, they are drenched in warmth and individuality of their own offering you the best of home with the famous Pema’s hospitality.

World-class culinary experiences are integral to The Pema Experience

This street front café is not only a favorite of resident guests, but especially local residents of Thimphu seeking to escape the ordinary. What ultimately makes M Bistro a culinary hotspot in the capital, is its hearty comfort food with a twist, homebrewed beverages, gorgeous cakes, daily dessert features and 24 hour weekend service – all that will surely delight!

Our all-day dining restaurant showcases locally-inspired world cuisine from a menu that evolves with the seasons, and served against the backdrop of a Show Kitchen, Chef’s Bench, cozy Mezzanine Lounge, and a Private Dining Room with an indoor rock garden.

Proudly positioned as the first open rooftop lounge and bar in Bhutan, The Roof offers a casual atmosphere for guests to kick back and relax with a menu featuring signature craft cocktails, classic favorites, and an eclectic tapas menu. All while enjoying great music and 360 views of the Himalayas and Thimphu City.

Zhiwa Spa offers world-class spa body therapy, and facial treatments for complete rejuvenation, featuring a thoughtful selection of skincare products and organic oil blends made in Bhutan. The Signature Pema Healing Therapy, harnesses the power of singing bowls to induce relaxation and personal well-being. Ideal to relax after a day of exploring the town.

From intimate moments to milestones and celebrations, Events by Pema are always magical and memorable. We offer flawless service and a plethora of facilities to host corporate, private events and conferences at multiple venues, including Zomsa Hall, Zomdu Executive Board Room, The Courtyard, and other spaces.

Our Events Specialists are happy to offer bespoke packages at these or any other venues so that your dream event becomes a reality.

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