Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has announced the imminent opening of the HYLANDIA by Shangri-La, on 3 August 2015, in north-western Yunnan, China.
The 166-room hotel will open with an introductory rate of RMB 850 plus tax and service charges. Located at an altitude of 3,260m (10,695ft), Hylandia will be the first international full-service hotel in the city.
The hotel is a high-altitude interpretation of the caravansaries once found along the Silk Road, with exotic courtyards, gardens, lounges and restaurants.
Its architecture and design is an eclectic blend of Yunnan and Tibetan styles, featuring extensive use of local pine, limestone and other native organic materials.
“Travellers are searching for unique and individual experiences, for something beyond the ordinary,” said Shangri-La President and CEO Greg Dogan. “Diqing is an incredible and special destination. We saw a natural opportunity to move beyond the traditional description of hospitality and create a guest experience at Hylandia that is truly immersive and genuine.”