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St. Regis Lhasa
Why We Love This Hotel :
Location: This hotel is located in the famed Barkhor area, surrounded by stunning landscapes, and nearly 4,000 meters above sea level - among the highest city altitudes in the world.
History: Lhasa has a rich and colorful history that dates back over a millenium, and the St. Regis Lhasa faces one of the most important historical sites in the city - the once chief residence of the Dalai Lama.
Service: Guests can benefit from 24 hour bespoke butler service so that they need not lift a finger.
Opened in November 2010, the St. Regis Resort in Lhasa stands on eight acres of land at “the roof of the world," with sweeping views of the Potala Palace. The spacious 162 rooms and villas with marble baths are decorated with carefully sourced artifacts that reflect the richness of Tibetan culture. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from, including the intimate private wine club Decanter by Haut-Brisson and Si Zi Kang, which serves traditional Tibetan cuisine. The health club boasts an indoor heated swimming pool, a yoga and pilates studio, and Iridium, a spa offering refined indulgence with Tibetan flavor. The business center offers 4 meeting rooms, copy and printing services, and faxing services. Other amenities include secretarial service and 24-hour butler service. The St. Regis Lhasa is located just minutes from the Potala Palace, the famous Barkhor area, Jokang Temple, Norbulinka, and is 46 miles from Gongga International Airport.
24hr room service business center indoor pool shuttle service
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boutiques concierge safety deposit boxes Wi-Fi in public areas
The St. Regis Lhasa’s 121 rooms, 27 private villas, and 14 suites have effortlessly blended the simple elegance of traditional Tibetan charm with modern comforts. All contain sumptuous furnishings, large flat screen TVs, and twice-daily maid service.
Grand Deluxe Room
These spacious 85 square foot rooms are well-appointed with modern comforts, including a large flat-screen TV, high speed internet, telephones, and more. All rooms are well-appointed, with grey, beige, and charcoal tones, complemented by natural wood, and soft, comfortable furnishings. An oversized bathroom benefits from dual vanities and a separate bathtub and shower.
Deluxe Room Garden View
These spacious 61 square foot rooms are well-appointed with modern comforts, including a large flat-screen TV, high speed internet, telephones, and more. All rooms are well-appointed, with grey, beige, and charcoal tones, complemented by natural wood, and soft, comfortable furnishings. An oversized bathroom benefits from dual vanities and a separate bathtub and shower. Lush garden views can be seen from the windows.
One Bedroom Suites
The St. Regis Lhasa's one bedroom suites consist of three individually-unique suites: the Shigatse, Lhasa, and Kailash Suites. They are found in the resort's Himalaya Palace and Shiangbala Manor, which are blessed with charming garden views and captivating panoramas of the city. The rooms have separate living and dining areas, as well as a powder room and Butler pantry. A high-tech entertainment hub is also standard.
Villa Deluxe Room
These 64 square meter rooms are amongst the resort's most private, and are ideal for families and groups, with the as many as 10 villas connected by a plush common area. Lovely views of Lhasa can be seen from the villa's windows. All rooms are well-appointed, with grey, beige, and charcoal tones, complemented by natural wood, and soft, comfortable furnishings.
The hotel has a range of facilities including a spa, cookery school, business center and temperature-controlled relaxation pool with views of the Himalayas.
Business travelers can enjoy a fully-equipped business center, as well as internet access in all corners of the hotel.
Golden Energy Pool
This temperature-controlled relaxation pool with views of the Himalayas is ideal for de-stressing. A poolside area with cabana-style seating is provided as an area for guests to enjoy food and drinks, and even a reviving foot massage.
This spacious spa is located in a tranquil setting. It offers traditional Tibetan herbal treatments customized to one's needs, which are determined in a consultation before the treatment itself. Guests can choose from a wide range of spa services, from two to three hour packages, to shorter massages and facial treatments.
Three full-service restaurants are available to guests, in addition to a well-appointed tea room and a fully-stocked wine bar.
Decanter by Haut-Brisson
Guests can enjoy an al fresco wine experience on this wine bar's outdoor patio in the Spring and Summer months, while in the cold season, they can cozy up to the eight-seater bar or on the plush leather seating. In addition to wine, guests may sample aged cognacs and imported cigars.
Si Zi Kang
This relaxed restaurant features authentic Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine, including such hearty regional dishes as Tibetan momos, deeply flavored curries, and Thenthuk Tibetan noodles with sliced yak meat, radish and spinach. Wine has been carefully-selected to accompany the rich flavors and tastes.
This all-day dining hub provides stunning views of the Himalayas from its floor-to-ceiling windows. Chefs put on a cooking show from their five stations, serving up varied dishes, from pasta to wok-fried seafood. The restaurant's high ceilings are complemented by white-washed walls and splashes of vibrant color, as well as traditional Tibetan motifs.
The Drawing Room
This comfortable room can be as social or intimate as guests prefer, being both the ideal spot to meet friends for drinks, or to curl up on a plush sofa with a book. Carefully-selected teas are available in over 40 varieties, including Royal Pu'er Tea, Ginseng, Oolong, King Tie Guan Yin, Jasmine, and Chamomile. Tea-infused cocktails and mocktails are also a crowd pleaser here.
This authentic Chinese restaurant features cuisines from all over China, including Cantonese, Sichuanese, Hunanese and TanFu dishes. In addition to the main dining room, there are five private dining areas for group gatherings and important business meetings. Simple elegance with a touch of Chinese flair creates an understated atmosphere at this lovely dining establishment.