Carlson Hotels has signed an agreement to open
its first property in Lhasa, the capital of Tibet Autonomous
Region, People’s Republic of China.
Famed as the ‘City of Sunshine’, Lhasa
will be home to the Park Plaza Lhasa City Center. The 87-room
property, owned by Tibet Gakyiling Construction, will be located
along one of Lhasa’s main streets in the newly developed city
When the hotel opens in 2010, guests will
have easy access to all parts of the city, including the
Qinghai-Tibet Railway and the Lhasa Gonggar Airport, which offers
flights to major cities in China, including Beijing, Shanghai,
Guangzhou and Chengdu, as well as an international connection to
“This hotel marks a significant
milestone for the Park Plaza brand, which continues to establish
itself in key destinations across Asia. This agreement is also
part of our strategic plan to enter more regional markets over the
next three years,” said Jean-Marc Busato, managing director – Asia
Pacific, Carlson Hotels Worldwide.
Designed by the
Nepal DISGN CELL Designer Company, the Park Plaza Lhasa City
Center will be an ancient-Tibet-style building. At an altitude of
3,650 metres, the hotel’s facilities include a business centre,
and meeting and banquet rooms.
Carlson currently has
nine hotels in operation in China. This includes The Regent
Beijing, the luxury flagship property for the group in China, and
the 270-room Radisson Plaza Hotel Tianjin which soft-opened last
month. There are another nine hotels under development in China.
Carlson Hotels has more than 1,000 properties in 74 countries.
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