LUX* Tea Horse Road Heads North and Announces its Second Boutique Hotel in Benzilan, Opening October 2015

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    LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced the opening of its second LUX* Tea Horse Road property in Benzilan, China, set to open its doors in October 2015.Inspired by one of the greatest journeys of all time and the majestic surroundings of the Greater Shangri-La region, LUX* Resorts & Hotels has announced the opening of its second boutique hotel along the LUX* Tea Horse Road circuit, at the core of the sundrenched valley of Benzilan in the 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 spacious Tibetan-inspired 30 rooms and suites, the signature Café LUX* and the river view all-day dining restaurant. The mountain retreat offers unparalleled views of the snow-capped peaks of Baima Snow Mountains, surrounded by tranquil Tibetan villages at the shores of the Yangtze River.

    Due to its mild altitude ensuring year-round warm temperatures, LUX* Tea Horse Road Benzilan confidently sets itself as the perfect place to explore the surrounding glaciers on tailor-made hikes, mushroom-picking missions or discovering hidden mountain trails and authentic local experiences with genuine Tibetan hosts. For those in need of more than physical rejuvenation, the LUX* team are on hand to arrange ad-hoc visits to the local monasteries, where private audiences with the resident monks aim to nurture the mind, spirit and body.

    Bringing its award-winning “Lighter, Brighter” formula to China, LUX* Resorts & Hotels epitomises the essence of “travel light and experience in depth” by introducing a set of Reasons To Go LUX* exclusively dedicated to LUX* Tea Horse Road. The renowned Mamma Aroma embraces the locale by presenting a Tibetan roseroot-flavored set of amenities; movies are screened under the starry skies of the Snow Mountains or framed by the rolling roofs of ancient towns, and Café LUX* presents a unique selection of Yunnan coffee blends, both in Lijiang and Benzilan. At each property, guests will find a LUX* vintage telephone to call home, free of charge, in the library.

    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 tea trading route. At the core of the UNESCO-listed ancient town of Lijiang, a journey that starts with a cup of traditional 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” comments Henry Niu, General Manager of LUX* Tea Horse Road; “and we are confident that this property will become the destination retreat of the region.”

    Daniel Fountain / 17.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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