The Lux Collective plans to launch a new retreat in the mystical Shangri-La, China in late summer 2021.
Located in Diqinq Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Northwestern Yunnan province, LUX* Tea Horse Road Shangri-La will comprise 18 rooms and suites, a restaurant and a café/lounge bar offering spectacular views of the mountainous landscape and the ancient town, along with easy accessibility to all the county’s attractions.
“We are very excited to expand our presence in China and grow our portfolio with our long-term partner, Lijiang Yulong Tourism Corporation Limited, to manage the property in this stunning region, famed for its natural beauty and ethnic diversity,” said Paul Jones, CEO of The Lux Collective.
The resort forms part of the LUX* Tea Horse Road China collection along the 1,300-year-old trade route that already includes properties in Lijiang, Sangushui, Peach Valley, Daju Village, Baoshan Stone Town and Benzilan.
The resort is walking distance from Dukezong Ancient Town, a quiet town rich with Shangri-La’s unique history; and within 30 minutes’ drive from attractions, such as the Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan; Potatso National Park (home to over 100 endangered species, notably the Black-necked Cranes); the sacred Shika Snow Mountain standing at 4,500 metres; Napa Lake, a seasonal basin surrounded by mountains and to which roaming yaks, wild horses and Tibetan pigs frequent; as well as the Shangri-La Brewery, one of the best beer producers in China made with highland barley and local spring water.
LUX* Tea Horse Road Shangri-La will provide immersive experiences for the culturally curious.
LUX* Tea Horse Road China anticipates the opening of its eighth and ninth retreats in Dali and Pu’er at Yunnan province in October 2021 and January 2022 respectively.
Elsewhere in China, LUX* has recently opened the LUX* Chongzuo, Guangxi Resort & Villas (pictured below) on the border of Vietnam. This property is set on the banks of the Mingshi river, among tropical gardens and karst rock formations.
Lead image: LUX* Tea Horse Road Shangri-La is perched 3,200 metres above sea level, overlooking Dukezong Ancient Town (supplied)