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Heart of the Himalayas

Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa opens on 17 April 2014

Heart of the Himalayas

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts bring its world-renowned hospitality to the highest region on earth with the debut of a 289-room urban retreat in Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet. Set on a plateau soaring 3,650 metres above sea level, the city is encircled by the fabled Himalayan mountains, glaciers and desert-like landscapes. This intriguing destination will become home to Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ newest property, which opens on 17 April 2014. 

Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa offers a luxurious base for those wishing to explore dramatic scenery and some of the world’s most culturally significant Buddhist sites, including World Heritage Sites Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Palace. The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to Potala Palace and Norbulingka Palace.

Its 289 contemporary guestrooms start from 42 square metres and are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi. The modern décor features neutral colours accentuated by the earthy reds, deep blues and vibrant greens of a Tibetan dress. Traditional Himalayan accents, such as turquoise stone, decorative metals, floral patterns and auspicious symbols, complement the contemporary design. 

The hotel’s signature outlet, Shambala, a tapas bar and lounge, pays homage to the region with authentic Tibetan cuisine, while all-day dining restaurant Altitude serves international fare. Shang Palace serves authentic Cantonese and Sichuan specialities. Guests can enjoy drinks and food in the lounge, dining room or outdoor tapas bar, where they can admire views of Potala Palace.  

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