A luxury hotel has been opened in Tibet

A luxury hotel has been opened in Tibet
Hotel room in St. Regis Lhasa Resort

The capital of Tibet, Lhasa, became the next Asian city where was presented a new hotel of the Strawood chain. On November 16, 2010 is to be opened a new hotel from Strawood in Tibet: St. Regis Lhasa Resort. The hotel located on the “top of the world” offers its guests 162 rooms, each with picturesque views of the Himalayas and the valley of Lhasa. The design of all rooms includes traditional Tibetan motifs.

Construction of the luxury hotel in Tibet has been conducted since 2005. The importance of the new hotel for Tibet is so great that in order to clear the space for the construction of the hotel the city government of Lhasa had to move into another building. The new hotel is located in one of the best places in Lhasa, just 15 minutes from the famous Potala Palace.

The initiator and main developer of the hotel is a Taiwanese businesswoman Angela Kwok. As reported by Chinese media, the volume of financial investments in the new St. Regis Lhasa Resort is amounted to 112 million dollars.

The new hotel in Tibet has a wide range of luxury services: three restaurants, St. Regis Butler Service, a special tea room, a huge Iridium Spa complex and Meditation Garden yoga center.

The new hotel St. Regis Lhasa Resort is distinguished by its environmentally friendly nature. In order to reduce energy consumption St. Regis Lhasa Resort uses the energy from solar panels.

China relies on Tibet as one of the major tourist centers in the country. By 2015, China plans to increase the number of tourists in Tibet up to 10 million people per year. According to the administration of Lhasa, in 2010 the growth in number of tourists in Tibet is 30%.

Tibet today attracts the attention of many operators of luxury hotel property. Besides St. Regis Lhasa Resort in the region are going to open its hotels the Asian network Shangri-La and IHG. The intention to open its first boutique in Tibet was announced by Louis Vuitton.

Date: 19/11/2010

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