Having recently unveiled LUX* Tea Horse Road as the cornerstone of its expansion in China, LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced the opening of boutique hotel LUX* Lijiang.
Located at the heart of the Ancient Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, LUX* Lijiang captures the essence of the extraordinary Shangri-La region, an unspoiled landscape in history- steeped western China.
Sheltered by the traditional timber-frame structures of Naxi architecture, rooms are luxurious and contemporary, with views over tranquil courtyards and picturesque roof- tops.
Fusion Naxi cuisine is on offer in the restaurant; in the tea lounge, guests can linger and sample some of the best Pu’er teas of the region.
At the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, LUX* Lijiang makes a lighter and brighter base for those seeking off-the-beaten-track adventures.
Personalised excursions invite guests to experience the region in depth - a holiday to stimulate mind, body and soul.
Explore nature trails on foot, bikes and on horseback, and learn about tea ceremonies inspired by the tales of the Tea Horse Road.
Dedicated LUX* tour guides can even arrange a private audience with genuine Dongba Shamans, China’s forgotten priests.
Heading the project in Yunnan province, LUX* Resorts & Hotels regional director Dominik Ruhl said: “We are thrilled to pioneer the creation of what will be known as one the world’s greatest journeys, starting right here at the heart of the Ancient Town of Lijiang.”