History: The hotel is just a short drive away from Lijiang’s “old town” of Dayan, which is a rich amalgamation of Lijiang’s culture and history.
Service: Having been awarded Best Luxury Hotel and Best Spa Resort in China at the 2007 China Hotel Starlight Awards, Banyan Tree Lijiang is well-known for its impeccable service.
Location: Sitting 2,000 meters above sea-level, with the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain acting as a magnificent backdrop, the hotel’s location is dramatic and surreal.
Banyan Tree Lijiang sits just south of the magnificent Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, with 55 deluxe mountain-view villas. The hotel is constructed in the regional Naxi style of architecture with its distinct rooflines and courtyards. Each villa is decorated in contemporary Naxi style and has a heated pool, jet pool and Internet connection. The Bai Yun Restaurant serves Chinese Cantonese banquet style meals with local musical accompaniment. Asian and Western-style cuisine are offered in a choice of indoor and outdoor settings at the Ming Yue Restaurant. The Spa offers treatments featuring Asian healing and relaxation techniques as well as European rejuvenation therapies. There is a business center with fax and Internet services, a fitness center, yoga room, and tennis court. The Banyan Tree Lijiang is an approximately 40-minute drive from Lijiang Airport (LJG).
This glass-walled villa is an excellent abode for guests who enjoy the stunning scenery and surroundings. Breathtaking views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain are a guest favorite. The Deluxe Garden Villa Kings are equipped with high-end local furniture, spread out in a spacious bedroom, study, and bathroom. A private outdoor heated jet pool is also provided.
This spacious and modern suite remains true to its roots with authentically-Chinese hues of red, gold, and black. Garden Suite Kings are equipped with internet access, an in-villa safe, a TV, and mini-bar. There is a separate living room, and a private garden.
This two-storey residence has been built with the traditional Chinese "courtyard" concept in mind. The abode blends modern Chinese design with classical Chinese touches, creating a charming and stylish ambiance throughout the living, dining, and bedroom areas. Breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains can be seen from the windows of the Master bedroom.
Taking a page from China's traditional concept of communal living, this villa contains a spacious courtyard that unites two bedrooms. A private garden and timbered tea pavilion are among the many traditional yet luxurious Chinese touches this villa offers its guests. Of course, modern elements, including a large outdoor jet-pool, are also a major feature here.
The hotel’s facilities keep with the modernity-meets-traditional-China theme that permeates the hotel. Guests may enjoy a traditional Chinese spa treatment, followed by a challenging workout in the state-of-the-art gym.
A well-equipped gym with modern equipment is provided for guest use. Additionally, there are yoga classes available led by experienced yoga instructors, and outdoor tennis courts.
The hotel's spa draws on the traditional Chinese concept of five elements, which have been incorporated not only into the spa's design, but also into each of the treatments offered by the trained spa practitioners.
Whether guest meal requirements be romantic, classy, casual, or private, the Banyan Tree Lijiang has an extensive selection of restaurants to accommodation most every wish. Dine like an Emperor on fine Cantonese cuisine, or dine in a relaxed café on Western fare.
For guests who prefer the privacy and comfort of their villa, meals can be served directly to all rooms, villas, and suites. Guests may choose from an extensive in-villa dining menu that includes Tibetan Hot Pot and outdoor barbeques.
If a full meal is not in order, guests may head to Wen Hai Bar, where cocktails are served alongside light snacks, with the ever-present Jade Dragon Snow Mountain towering majestically in the distance.
Fine Cantonese cuisine is presented here in an open-concept Chinese banquet setting, with the charming touch of a koi pond alongside. Private business meetings or family affairs can take place in the air-conditioned private dining area.
Another of the hotel's restaurants that provides diners not just with a meal, but with an experience, Imperial Feast gives guests the opportunity to play Emperor for the evening. Guests are served a modern six-course degustation menu by their own personal butler, amidst stunning mountain views.
This casual modern dining café features an extensive menu consisting of both local and international fare.
Dining at the Moonlight Pagoda is more than just a meal - it's an experience. Marvel at the traditional Naxi-style pagoda, with the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain looming majestically in the distance. The fare here is inspired by traditional Naxi cuisine.