Tibet, famous for the Dalai Lama, will soon have a newly added luxury attraction, China’s first St Regis Lhasa Resort from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc 3,680 meters above sea level; the resort will offer a new dimension of luxury to the tranquil surroundings. Placed at Jiangsu Road near the famous ancient Barkhor area, the resort will share proximity to the holy Potala Palace and located a mere 75km from Gongga Airport. The resort, reflecting the rich Tibetan culture, will have 150 rooms and villas, 12 suites including the Presidential Suite, world-class restaurants, bars, an exclusive Iridium Spa, ballroom, etc., state-of-the-art meeting space. The rooms will feature all modern amenities like Plasma TVs, multi-channel cable, high-speed internet access, a huge marble bathroom, and tasteful furnishings to give the global guests a luxurious stay.
The resort will also feature a wide selection of international cuisines, apart from Si Zi Kang, the first gastronomic Tibetan restaurant, Yan Ting Chinese Restaurant, to savor Cantonese and Sichuanese cuisine, a first-of-its-kind Tea Room, Decanter by Haut-Brisson serving more than 140 wine labels and the Iridium Spa. Aimed at being a green hotel, the initiatives include solar energy and underground water usage to save diesel consumption each year by 93,000 kg and 75,000 kg, respectively. The hotel will also have high-efficiency hybrid and turbo-diesel vehicle to bring down emission by 30%