World premier, luxury hotel group Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is set to open their newest property on 17 April 2014. The 289-room hotel, inspired by traditional Tibetan architecture and costume, will offer a plethora of services for guests to enjoy, including the first oxygen lounge within a hotel in Lhasa, to help guests acclimatise to the high altitude before exploring the surrounding areas. In addition to this, a spa, fully-equipped gym, an indoor swimming pool and a complete clinic with professional staff are located onsite. The hotel will also feature three restaurants; Shambala tapas bar and lounge, Altitude all-day dining, and Shang Palace, a Shangri-La signature restaurant.
To refresh and assist guests in acclimatising to the high altitude, the hotel has built the first oxygen lounge to be found in a hotel in Lhasa. Guests can relax and enjoy reflexology treatments there while overlooking the hotel’s landscaped garden.
Among the hotel’s 289 contemporary guestrooms are 10 long stay apartments. Guestrooms, some of which offer views of the Potala Palace, start from 42 square metres and are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. In-room services will include authentic sweet tea served in Tibetan pots and turndown gifts such as hand-woven pouches made of yak fur.
The hotel’s signature outlet is Shambala, a tapas bar and lounge. It pays homage to the region by featuring authentic Tibetan cuisine along with a variety of traditional Yunnan dishes on the menu. Guests can opt to enjoy drinks and food in one of three areas: the lounge, dining room or outdoor tapas bar where they can take in views of Potala Palace.
The all-day dining restaurant, Altitude, serves international fare and also has an outdoor dining area. Guests can enjoy a theatre of cooking due to the open kitchen layout. Shang Palace will serve authentic Cantonese and Sichuan specialties in a contemporary setting and in the restaurant’s 10 private dining rooms.
For destination meetings and events, organisers will find ballrooms and function spaces starting from 81 square metres. The 1215-square-metre Grand Ballroom is the largest in the city.
Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is a 40-minute drive from Lhasa Gongar Airport and a 10-minute drive from the world’s highest railway station.