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Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa

At the heart of the Tibetan capital, the Shangri-La Lhasa seamlessly blends 5-star luxury with traditional Tibetan style, offering a true sanctuary in this unique city of monasteries, monks and mountains.

Lhasa, Tibet, China
ShangriLa Hotel Lhasa
  • Luxurious retreat in one of the highest inhabited regions on earth
  • Stunning interiors fusing stylish décor with traditional Tibetan touches
  • Oxygen lounge to assist guests with altitude acclimatisation
  • Spectacular views of the UNESCO listed Potala Palace and the surrounding Himalayas

Lhasa, Tibet’s capital city, lies on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau and is one of the most beguiling and fascinating cities on earth. Perched at the epicenter of this hallowed and historic capital is the luxurious and elegant Shangri-La. The hotel captures the very essence of the Shangri-La brand, named after the legendary travelers’ paradise high in the Himalayas made famous in James Hilton’s novel, ‘Lost Horizon’. The Shangri-La Lhasa blends modern conveniences and opulent decor with traditional Tibetan style, incorporating prayer wheels, Tibetan turquoise and endless knot symbol throughout.

The hotel’s 262 rooms and 17 suites are elegant and spacious, with views of the Potala Palace or the surrounding peaks of the Himalayas. Tibetan interior design gives a true sense of place, inviting you to embrace the tranquillity, spirituality and history of this holy city. Modern comforts are abundant, with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, satellite television and luxurious bathrooms in every room and suite.

The Shangri-La Lhasa offers a dazzling array of dining options. Altitude, with its open kitchens and live cooking stations, serves up international fare while Shambala offers a taste of authentic Tibetan-Yunnan tapas and local barley wine. Sample the delicious flavors of Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine at Shang Palace, or simply relax with some local tea or an expertly made cocktail at the Lodgers Lounge. Elsewhere in the hotel you’ll discover the fully-equipped health club and gymnasium, heated indoor pool and CHI, the signature spa, offering a wealth of luxurious and pampering treatments. Visit the reflexology pavilion after a long day of sightseeing for some sublime relaxation, or if you are struggling with the altitude (being over 3,650 meters above sea level) the Oxygen Lounge helps with acclimatisation, enabling you to get out and discover the wonders of Lhasa.

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Lhasa, Tibet, China

The Shangri-La Lhasa is located 40-minutes by road from Lhasa Gongar Airport and a 10-minute drive from the world’s highest railway station. The hotel is situated between the Potala Palace (the winter residence of the Dalai Lamas) and their traditional summer residence, the Norbulingka Palace and within easy reach of Lhasa’s many stunning sights.

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