Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa to open April 17


Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ newest property, the 289-room Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa, opens on April 17 in Lhasa, Tibet, the city encircled by Himalayan mountains, glaciers and desert-like landscapes, and set on a plateau soaring 3,650 metres above sea level.

The Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa will be 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 located within walking distance to Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace.

Guests will approach the hotel through a grand entrance gate, which opens on to an expansive plaza and is inspired by traditional Tibetan architecture, as is the hotel’s exterior. The unique Tibetan culture was the reference for the property’s harmonious, contemporary interiors – the heart of which is Lodgers Lounge. The focal point of the lounge is a bell-like chandelier draped in flowing red fabric which is reminiscent of a prayer wheel.

Visitors to Lhasa are advised to acclimate to the high altitude before exploring widely. To assist guests in doing so, the hotel has built the first oxygen lounge to be found in a hotel in Lhasa. Guests can relax and enjoy reflexology treatments there while overlooking the hotel’s landscaped garden. Among the hotel’s 289 contemporary guestrooms are 10 long-stay apartments.