LUX* Resorts & Hotels announces the opening of its second boutique hotel along the LUX* Tea Horse Road circuit at the core of the sundrenched valley of Benzilan in Yunnan province. Located at the centre of what was once a strategic post along the ancient trade route, LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan welcomes luxury travellers making their way to the sacred glaciers of the Meili Snow Mountains to its spa-cious Tibetan-inspired 30 rooms and suites, the signature Café LUX* and the river view all-day dining restaurant.
Set to open during October 2015, the mountain retreat offers unparalleled views of the snow-capped peaks of Baima Snow Mountains, surrounded by tranquil Tibetan villages at the shores the Yangtze River.
LUX* Tea Horse Road links Benzilan to its sister property in Lijiang with an expertly designed route that follows the original path of the ancient trade route. At the core of the Unesco enlisted ancient town of Lijiang, a journey that starts simply with a cup of pu’er tea and continues towards the mountains of Shangri-La, promises to unveil some of the most untouched natural wonders of the area. ‘We are excited to launch LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan’ commented Henry Niu, General Manager of LUX* Tea Horse Road ‘and we are confident that this property will become the destination retreat of the region’.