The New Shangri-La Lhasa Hotel: Luxury in the Heart of Tibet

J.M. Towers

This 5-star retreat is ideal for those who love Tibetan culture and the beauty of this legendary Asian city.

In the Tibetan plateau, one of the most famous and mythical destinations on the planet, rises the new Shangri-La Lhasa. This five-star hotel, part of the luxury chain Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, based in Hong Kong, is surrounded by the incomparable beauty of the Himalayas mountain range.

Shangri-La Lhasa

The Shangri-La Lhasa is only 40 minutes-drive from the Lhasa Gongar airport and 10 minutes from the world’s highest railway station. Located in Lhasa, Tibet’s administrative capital, it boasts 262 luxurious rooms and 17 spacious suites. One of its highlights is the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge.

The rooms have a minimum area of 463 square feet, while the suites can be as large as 2,700 square feet of luxurious space. All are designed in the style of traditional Tibetan architecture and equipped with all kinds of modern amenities, from satellite TV, free Wi-Fi Internet and luxury toiletries. Its balconies offer spectacular views of the impressive Himalayan Mountains. See here our global hotel selection.

Shangri-La Lhasa

Upon arrival, guests are greeted with a brief welcome ceremony in which they receive a white silk scarf as a gift, while hotel employees throw blades of barley. This ancient tradition is still upheld as a ritual for a good harvest. Afterwards, guests are taken to the oxygen room, unique in the world, and the reflexology pavilion, where they can properly acclimate to the Tibetan altitude.

The Shangri-La Lhasa offers a varied range of dining options for its guests. The Lodger’s Lounge or the Shang Chinese Palace specializing in Chinese cuisine are a testament to the ancient traditions of the place while the luxurious Shambhala delivers the finest cuisine from Tibet and Yunnan. The more casual Altitude restaurant, open all day, has an extensive buffet with Tibetan, Indian, Thai, Japanese and Cantonese dishes.

Additionally, this elegant hotel has comprehensive facilities for health and wellness, including a fully equipped gym, swimming pool, oxygen lounge and relaxation pavilion. The exclusive CHI Spa is a sanctuary to revitalize the body and soothe the mind.

Shangri-La Lhasa

The hotel offers a concierge service to make your stay pleasant, comfortable and unforgettable. Once in Lhasa, you should visit the historic Potala Palace— declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO— which was the residence of the Dalai Lamas. You can also travel by car to the magnificent holy lakes of Tibet.

The Shangri-La Lhasa hotel is a luxurious haven for those who love Tibetan culture and the beauty of the legendary city whose inhabitants are known for their peaceful attitude, hospitality and kindness.

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