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A new Shangri-La Hotel to open in Tibet in April 2014

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Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts will open a new property in magical Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet.

shangrila-tibetSet on a plateau soaring 3,650 meters above sea level, the city is encircled by the fabled Himalayan mountains, glaciers and desert-like landscapes.

Some of the 289 guestrooms at Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa, which opens on 17 April, 2014, will offer views of the Potala Palace. Guestrooms start from 42 square meters and are equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access.

Visitors to Lhasa are advised to acclimate to the high altitude before exploring widely. To refresh and assist guests in doing so, the hotel has built the first oxygen lounge to be found in a hotel in Lhasa. Guests can relax and enjoy reflexology treatments there while overlooking the hotel's landscaped garden. Two stunning pavilions built by Tibetan craftsmen using bronze-ware, lacquer, murals and carvings anchor the landscape. In addition to the oxygen lounge, a spa, fully equipped gym, an indoor swimming pool, and a complete clinic with professional staff are located onsite.

Among the hotel's 289 contemporary guestrooms, there are 10 long stay apartments.

For destination meetings and events, organisers will find ballrooms and function spaces starting 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, making it an ideal space for a pre-event cocktail.

Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is a 40-minute drive from Lhasa Gongar Airport and a 10-minute drive from the world's highest railway station.
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