The luxurious 289-room Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is set to open its doors on April 17th, 2014, set in the administrative capital of Tibet, circled by the Himalayan Mountains.
Among the hotel’s contemporary guestrooms are ten long stay apartments.
Guestrooms, with views of the Potala Palace, start from 42 square metres and are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.
The rooms’ modern décor is grounded in neutral colours and accentuated with the earthy reds, deep blues, and vibrant greens that are seen in traditional Tibetan dress.
Traditional Himalayan accents such as turquoise stone, decorative metals, floral patterns and auspicious symbols complement the contemporary design.
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.
Signature dishes will include Roasted Lamb Ribs marinated in Tibetan yoghurt and Baked Bacon wrapped in Tibetan cheese.
Guests will also find a variety of traditional Yunnan dishes on the menu.
The interior of the restaurant is low lit by lights reminiscent of oil lanterns carried by monks; while the walls are draped in Tibetan hand-crafted carpets.
Other Tibetan influences include decorative metal fixtures across the low ceiling beams and the repetitive use of the auspicious endless knot.
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, a Shangri-La signature restaurant, will serve authentic Cantonese and Sichuan specialities in a contemporary setting and in the restaurant’s ten private dining rooms.
The property includes event spaces from 81 square metres.
The 1,215-square-metre Grand Ballroom is the largest in the city.
The eves of the ballroom are inspired by Jokhang Temple, while the ceiling is covered in wallpaper using a gold brush technique.
The breakout area at Level 5 leads to the Outdoor Terrace which overlooks Potala Palace and the surrounding mountain range.
The hotel’s Horizon Club Lounge caters to the full range of travellers’ needs, providing destination information, arranging tours and transportation as well as offering business services.