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  • Located on the “Roof of the World”, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort

    Daniel Fountain
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    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced that The St. Regis will open in November 2010, which will be the first St. Regis resort in China. Located on the “Roof of the World”, 3,680 meters above sea level, this stunning resort offers an unrivaled dimension of luxury, bespoke service and refined elegance at one of the most mystical and exotic addresses in the world.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 Airport. It features 150 beautifully adorned oversized rooms and villas and 12 suites including the Presidential Suite, as well as world-class restaurants, bars, an exclusive Iridium Spa, ballroom and state-of-the-art meeting space. The St. Regis Lhasa Resort will be the first international luxury hotel in Tibet.

    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 is the first gastronomic Tibetan restaurant where guests are invited to savor authentic Tibetan and Nepalese cuisine in a sophisticated and 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.

    The exclusively designed Iridium Spa combines a 5-star spa experience with traditional Tibetan herbal treatments and ensures absolute soothing relief from altitude stress. Guests can choose to immerse themselves the gold-leaf immersion pool, or partake in Yoga or Pilates in the Meditation Garden.

    For guests seeking an exclusive and memorable wedding destination, The St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers an exceptional venue, unparalleled in setting and service.

    With the most luxurious meeting and function rooms in Tibet for social and corporate gatherings, the hotel is also a perfect choice for meeting groups which are looking for a new and exceptional destination.

    The St. Regis Lhasa Resort will be a green hotel. Committed to environmental sustainability and social responsibility, the hotel has put forth great effort to reduce its’ carbon footprint and save 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 by 30%. Through these sustainability actions, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort will effect positive environmental change and enhance the local community.

    SOURCE: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

    Daniel Fountain / 23.10.2010

    Editor, Hotel Designs

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