Few places in the world are as magical as Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet. Set on a plateau soaring 3,650 metres above sea level, the city is encircled by the fabled Himalayan mountains, glaciers and desert-like landscapes. This intriguing destination will become home to Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ newest property, the 289-room Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa, which has been launched on 17 April, 2014.
Welcoming travellers from afar, Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is a luxurious home base for those wishing to explore dramatic scenery and some of the world’s most culturally significant Buddhist sites, including World Heritage Sites such as the Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Palace. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace.
Warmly lit corridors and colourful carpets embedded with the cloud motif lead the way to the hotel’s 262 luxurious guestrooms and 17 expansive suites. Rooms are spacious with a minimum size of 42 square metres. Each room category highlights the bold colours and delicate details found in Tibetan culture, dress and art. The stay experience is enhanced with garden, mountain or Potala Palace views as well as complimentary mini-bar upon arrival and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.
The hotel’s signature Horizon Club Rooms and Horizon Club Lounge, which open in July, provide a host of extra benefits to guests including Club concierge service, breakfast and evening cocktails. “It is extremely important wherever we operate hotels that we embrace the local community and culture and our hotels reflect this authentically in both their design and offerings,” said Ester Marcaida, general manager of Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa.