Starwood is expanding its global St. Regis
portfolio with a new hotel in Tibet. The St. Regis Lhasa Resort,
scheduled to open in November 2010, will be the first St. Regis
resort in China.
Located on Jiangsu Road and situated in the
famous ancient Barkhor area, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is just
minutes away from the holy Potala Palace and 75km away from Gongga
The hotel features 150 rooms and
villas and 12 suites including the Presidential Suite, as well as
restaurants, bars, an exclusive Iridium Spa, ballroom and
state-of-the-art meeting space.
"Lhasa is truly one of the world's most fascinating
destinations; the rich culture and spiritual history make it quite
captivating to our global St. Regis guests," said Qian Jin, Senior
Vice President of Operations, China & Taiwan, Starwood Hotels &
Resorts. "The St. Regis Lhasa Resort will undoubtedly be heralded
as one of the most extraordinary luxury resorts not only in Asia,
but in the entire world."
All the hotel guest rooms are
accented by local artifacts and distinctive décor reflecting rich
Tibetan culture and heritage. Plasma TVs, multi-channel cable,
high speed internet access, spacious marble bathroom, exquisite
furnishings and exclusive amenities create a soothing yet
luxurious setting for discerning global travelers.
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort will also offer an array of epicurean
tastes and experiences including; Social - an all-day dining
restaurant offering a wide selection of international cuisine; Si
Zi Kang a Tibetan restaurant where guests
are invited to savor authentic Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine in a
sophisticated yet relaxed setting; Yan Ting Chinese Restaurant has
six private dining rooms specializing in Cantonese and Sichuanese
cuisine; The unique Tea Room, the first of its kind, offering
different blends of local and imported teas, and serving vintage
teas aged from 10-25 years; Decanter by Haut-Brisson, the first
wine bar serves over 140 labels of wine, liquors and aged cigars,
aim to entice the adventurous' palate.
exclusively designed Iridium Spa combines a 5-star spa experience
with traditional Tibetan herbal treatments. Guests can choose to immerse
themselves the gold-leaf immersion pool, or partake in Yoga or
Pilates in the Meditation Garden.
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort has put great effort
its' carbon footprint and saving energy. By utilizing solar
energy and underground water, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort can save
on diesel energy consumption every year by 93,000 kg and 75,000 kg respectively. The hotel also operates a fleet of high-efficiency
hybrid and turbo-diesel vehicles, which helps to reduce emission
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