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Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa
Why We Love This Hotel :
Location:The Shangri-La Lhasa is located in the center of the city, within walking distance to Lhasa’s historic sites.
History:Lhasa is rich with history, and the hotel pays homage to this heritage by promoting local traditions and creating a luxurious environment with traditionally Tibetan appeal.
Service: Guests can enjoy true Tibetan hospitality through various customs in addition to the Shangri-La's world-famous five-star service.
Opened in April 2014, this luxury property is a fitting new addition to the Lhasa hospitality scene. Shangri-La is, after all, the mythical kingdom believed to inhabit the Tibetan plateaus. Located in the city center, this stylish urban retreat allows guests to experience time-honored Tibetan customs - being welcomed with a local drink called chima, for instance, and being presented with a ceremonial khata scarf. Visitors at the Shangri-La Lhasa can enjoy being within strolling distance of this historic city's main attractions, including Potala Palace and Jokhang Temple. For those who find Lhasa's high-altitude landscapes literally breathtaking, there's an oxygen lounge and relaxation center at the resort primed for guest recuperation. As with all Shangri-La properties, local culture plays a vital role in both the hospitality and the décor. At the Lhasa resort, this manifests in traditional architecture and design, with contemporary, luxuriously appointed guest rooms accented with local Tibetan textiles and artworks. Guests are also spoiled with far-reaching views of the mountains, the city and the spectacular Potala Palace.
24hr room service concierge restaurant spa
bar/pub indoor pool safety deposit boxes Wi-Fi in public areas
business center meeting/conference facilities shuttle service
Guestrooms combine modern luxuries with traditional touches, offering from 462 to 2,687 square feet of living space. Each room comes equipped with LCD TV and satellite channels, safe, minibar, phone, tea and coffee-making facilities, modern bathroom and complimentary WiFi.
The deluxe category offers guests 462 square feet of space with mountain views. A luxurious bathroom is stocked with boutique amenities and guests can choose from a range of pillows and hypoallergenic bed linen.
These spacious suites offer 924 square feet of luxury living, with contemporary design accented with traditional Tibetan decor. In addition to satellite TV there's a DVD player and a second TV in the bathroom, which features a shower stall and separate tub. There's a tea and coffee maker and complimentary WiFi. Executive Suite guests enjoy access to the Horizon Club.
Horizon Club Room
These rooms range from 462 to 581 square feet in size, offering guests use of the Shangri-La's Club Lounge. Rooms offer city views and all the facilities of Deluxe and premier rooms, in addition to private secretarial services from the Horizon Club concierge. The Horizon Club entitles guests to private check-in and check-out, complimentary food and beverage services throughout the day, complimentary newspapers and WiFi, daily breakfast, shoeshine, suit press and more.
These 602- to 688-square-foot rooms offer guests mountain and city views, luxury bathroom amenities and, in the larger category, separate bath tubs. There's a pillow and duvet menu and complimentary WiFi.
Shangri-La properties are renowned for providing world-class facilities to guests, from Ayurvedic spa treatments to fitness programs to corporate services and amenities. The Shangri-La Lhasa also incorporates site-specific facilities, such as an oxygen lounge to ensure guest comfort in the city’s high altitude setting.
CHI, The Spa
Open from 10am to 11pm, the Shangri-La’s CHI Spa offers a wide range of wellness therapies and massage, including indulgent signature packages and therapeutic Thai, Chinese and Indian treatments.
Guests have all-day access to a modern fitness center equipped with cardio machines, free weights and jacuzzi - the first of its kind in Lhasa. There’s also a swimming pool open from 10am to 11pm and a relaxation oxygen lounge for guests still adjusting to the city’s high altitude.
For corporate travelers, the Shangri-La offers the use of meeting rooms equipped with audio-visual teleconferencing technology, projectors, translation services and more.
Presided over by Executive Chef Ida Tang, The Shangri-La offers an international standard of dining across all its food and beverage outlets. Each venue draws inspiration from local flavors while providing travelers from all parts of the world with indulgent, varied cuisine.
This all-day dining venue serves up international cuisine in a relaxing atmosphere. The ambience is warm and welcoming, open from 6am to midnight, when guests can enjoy everything from a family meal to late-night snacks to traditional Tibetan treats.
This luxurious lobby lounge serves up snacks and drinks from 9am to 11pm. There's an indoor area lit by a prayer flag-inspired chandelier and an outdoor patio where guests can drink in beautiful mountain views.
This indoor/outdoor space allows guests to enjoy evening drinks and tapas plates inspired by the cuisines of Tibet and Yunnan. The authentic regional menu includes lamb dishes, yoghurt and local barley wine. There's also a long list of cocktails, all available until 2am.
Chinese cuisine is offered here in an elegant environment, with traditional round tables serving Chinese and Tibetan feasts. Open for lunch and dinner, Shang palace offers ten separate rooms for private dining.