Luxury travel in Tibet

Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa boosts luxury travel in Tibet.


Set on a plateau soaring 3,650 meters above sea level, Lhasa is a magical city encircled by strong religious atmosphere and fabulous landscapes. Each year, this intriguing city attracts millions of visitors wishing to explore beautiful scenery and culturally significant world heritage sites, including Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Norbulingka.

Although there are hundreds of hotels in Lhasa, few are able to provide services as luxury as Shangri-La. Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Asia Pacific’s leading luxury hotel group, announced that its newly-built hotel in Lhasa would open on April 17.

It has built the first oxygen lounge to be found in a hotel in Lhasa. Travelers can relax and enjoy reflexology treatments there while overlooking the hotel’s landscaped garden built by Tibetan craftsmen. In addition to the oxygen lounge, a spa, a fully equipped gym, an indoor swimming pool, and a complete clinic with professional staff are located onsite.

Some of its 289 contemporary rooms offer great views of Potala Palace. All rooms are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Its modern décor is grounded in neutral colors and accentuated with the earthy reds, deep blues, and vibrant greens that are seen in traditional Tibetan dress. Traditional Himalayan accents such as turquoise stone, decorative metals, floral patterns and auspicious symbols complement the contemporary design. In-room services include authentic sweet tea served in Tibetan pots and turndown gifts such as hand-woven pouches made of yak fur.

The hotel serves Tibetan, Yunnan, Cantonese, Sichuan specialties and western food. In its unique restaurant Shambala, decorated with Tibetan style, travelers can also take in views of Potala Palace while enjoying authentic Tibetan food.