Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa
Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa
19 Norbulingka Road, Lhasa,
Tibet Autonomous Region, 850000 China
Date of Creation
17 April, 2014
Hotel General Manager
Ester Marcaida Ester, a seasoned hotelier with a strong background in hotel management, has been with Shangri-La Group since 1993. Ester, a native of the Philippines, has vast experience in the Asia Pacific region and has been a part of the Shangri-La Group’s management team in Cebu, Boracay, Yangon
Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, with its prime location, is the best, most recognized and reputable luxury urban resort in Tibet. It will be known for its personalized service reflecting the unique local culture; comfortable accommodation, extensive F&B outlets and meeting venues inspired by traditional Tibetan architecture with unmatchable health and recreational facilities which make it ideal for locals, leisure visitors and business clientele.
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, LHASA
History & Story
Few places in the world are as magical as Lhasa, the administrative capital of Tibet. Set on a plateau soaring 3,650 metres above sea level, the city is encircled by the fabled Himalayan mountains, glaciers and desert• like landscapes. This intriguing destination is home to the 289• room Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa, Welcoming travellers from afar, Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa will be a luxurious home base for those wishing to explore dramatic scenery and some of the world’s most culturally significant Buddhist sites.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
The hotel’s exterior is inspired by traditional Tibetan architecture The unique Tibetan culture was the reference for the property’s harmonious, contemporary interiors.
Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is centrally located on Norbulingka Road near numerous scenic spots, historical attractions and monasteries. It is within walking distance to Potala Palace and Norbulingka Place, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Key sites/activities in the area
• Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Sera Monastery and Norbulingka Palace
• Fully• equipped health club and gymnasium
• Indoor swimming pool
• Oxygen Lounge
• Reflexology pavilion
• CHI, The Spa• Shangri-La’s signature spa services and private treatment rooms
The hotel comprises 262 contemporary guestrooms and 17 expansive suites, as well as the exclusive Horizon Club Lounge. Rooms are spacious with a minimum size of 43 square metres and suites provide up to 86 square metres and suites provide up to 86 square metres of luxurious space. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the Potala Palace or the breathtaking mountains and can relax in the comforts of traditional Tibetan architecture and interior design. 10 units of one or two• bedroom long• stay apartments are also available with 86 to 129 square metres of comfortable living space.
Restaurants & Bars
The hotel offers Shangri-La’s signature dining concepts with Shang Palace and its all• day dining restaurant, Altitude. It also introduces unique food and beverage concepts, such as the Lodgers Lounge and Shambala. The outlets all show appreciation for Tibetan culture and Lhasa’s unique landscape.
• CHI, The Spa
The hotel offers Shangri-La’s signature dining concepts with Shang Palace and its all• day dining restaurant, Altitude. It also introduces unique food and beverage concepts, such as the Lodgers Lounge and Shambala. The outlets all show appreciation for Tibetan culture and Lhasa’s unique landscape.• CHI, The Spa
The hotel has a Shangri-La signature outlet, CHI, The Spa. At CHI, guests can unwind with one of the spa’s signature massages, facials or treatments. An ideal space to rejuvenate after a long day of exploring the city, the spa offers guests comfort in one of ten private rooms.
• Health Club
For guests who have acclimated and want to hit the gym, the hotel has a fully equipped gym with a 22• metre indoor swimming pool. From large glass windows, guests can enjoy the garden view as they swim or relax by the pool.
Corporate & Celebration Events
For destination meetings, events, celebrations and weddings, organisers will find ballrooms and function spaces ranging from 81 to 1,215 square metres. Spread across two floors, the hotel offers the city’s largest five• star international conference and banqueting facilities.
Extra Notable Features
• The Oxygen Lounge
Lhasa is the capital and largest city in Tibet and means “Place of God”. It sits on the Qinghai Tibetan plateau on the banks of the Lhasa River at an altitude of 3,650 metres above sea level, and is one of the highest inhabited regions on earth. With high altitudes in mind, Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa is the first five• star international hotel to introduce an Oxygen Lounge.
The concentration of oxygen in the lounge is equivalent to sea level. The lounge is surrounded by extensive garden landscaping featuring indigenous plants to increase oxygen levels. Inside the oxygen lounge, guests can recharge and enjoy reflexology treatments, manicures and pedicures.
Hotel & Restaurants Awards
Newly opened in April 2014
Number of employees