The St Regis Lhasa Luxury Hotel

The St Regis Lhasa Resort is a unique luxury hotel located in  the eastern part of Lhasa. Lhasa is the capital of China’s Tibet Autonomous Region and has an incredible history of more than 1300 years. This resort overlooks the sweeping panoramic landscapes of Tibet’s spectacular plateau. Lhasa has an altitude of 3,680 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in the world. The St Regis Lhasa Resort is home to one of the most coveted addresses in this incredible city. It stands within the famed Barkhor area and faces the World Heritage Site of the Potala Palace. The Potala Palace was once the chief residence of the Dalai Lama and is only minutes away from the resort by car.

The word ‘Lhasa’ is Tibetan for ‘the holy land’ and Lhasa is also known as the spiritual home of Tibet. The resort is surrounded by extraordinary sights that are all easily accessible. These include Mount Everest and the Tashilunpo Monastery, founded in 1447. The St Regis Lhasa Resort is only minutes away from the Barkhor shopping area and Jokhang Temple. Guests can explore Lhasa’s oldest laneways, filled with market stalls and iconic architecture.

Every year, Antonio Cuellar is a judge for the Luxury Travel Guide International awards. Antonio had no hesitation in nominating the St Regis Lhasa Resort for the Asian category of these awards.

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An overview of The St Regis Lhasa Luxury Hotel

A luxury hotel needs to provide more than just a sophisticated hotel room. It needs to provide an experience that is a delight for all your senses. You know from the moment you arrive at the resort, that the experience will be unlike any other. The St Regis Lhasa Resort possesses a location that is spectacular. Due to the altitude, Lhasa almost seems otherworldly, as does this excellent resort. From the moment, you enter the luxury hotel, as a guest, you will receive the most discerning of service. You will enjoy superb amenities and be surrounded by the luxury that is the St Regis Lhasa Resort.

Upon arrival, soaring lobby ceilings that incorporate exposed wooden beams greet you. The St Regis Lhasa Resort combines luxurious interior design while celebrating its Tibetan surrounds. Locally woven carpets and paintings of Tibetan nomads adorn the walls and floors. When the St Regis Lhasa Resort first opened in 2010, it was one of the first luxury hotels to open in Lhasa. This luxury hotel was designed to embrace and celebrate the historical and spiritual significance of its location. The grounds and gardens of the resort showcase lines throughout all areas. The feel of the resort is one of sophistication but also of simplicity. The resort pays homage to the Tibetan and Buddhist area that surrounds it.

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The Iridium Spa & the Gold Energy Pool

At the St Regis Lhasa Resort, you will find ample ground to stroll and explore, along with areas for reflection and meditation. The resort is also home to the Iridium Spa. This spa dedicates itself to offering personalized and holistic treatments for its guests. It was designed to reflect the art and spirit of Tibet. It honors the traditional Tibetan approach to wellness while providing surrounds of beautiful tranquillity.

Within the grounds of the St Regis Lhasa Resort guests will also find the Gold Energy Pool. Throughout the year, the pool waters are at a constant temperature of 26 – 28 degrees Celsius. These temperatures guarantee the comfort of the guests all year round. As a guest, you can partake in a foot massage or enjoy a selection of food and beverages poolside. Or guests may simply prefer to benefit from the views of the Himalayan mountains.

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Luxury accommodation at The St Regis Lhasa Resort

205 luxurious and sophisticated rooms and suites make up the St Regis Lhasa Resort. These include Deluxe and Grand Deluxe Rooms. Villa and Villa Grand Deluxe Rooms. One-bedroom suites and one Everest Suite and one Tubo Suite. While the surrounds and location might be one of serene and peaceful tranquillity, guests have every modern luxury at their fingertips while staying at the St Regis Lhasa Resort. Every room is furnished with thoughtful care and attention to every detail and provides guests with an inviting luxury.

Soft and comfortable furnishings complete every room Clean and soothing neutral tones of beige, white and gray feature in all rooms and common areas. Natural timber then provides accents to these colors. Dark brown, woolen carpets complete the rooms and create a feeling of warmth and sophistication. Black and white photo galleries featuring Buddhist monks and pilgrims decorate the rooms. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure that guests can enjoy the stunning views from their rooms. In the evenings, drapes may be closed to ensure guests have the most peaceful of stays.

Every room includes high-tech features to keep the most sophisticated of modern traveler satisfied. Cable and wireless high-speed internet access are available in all rooms and common areas. All rooms have a 42-inch LCD flat panel television in addition to two telephones. Guests have access to 24-hour in-room dining and receive twice daily maid service.

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Dining at The St Regis Lhasa Resort

Dining at The St Regis Lhasa Resort is a celebration of both Tibetan and Chinese traditions. A luxury hotel also needs to be able to provide guests with international options for those who are not so adventurous to embrace the local cuisine. The St Regis Lhasa Resort offers a delicious range of dining options to tempt even fussiest of guests.

At Si Zi Kang guests can enjoy traditional Tibetan cuisine. Natural timbers, Tibetan artifacts, and vivid colors echo the culture of the area while providing guests a relaxed dining setting. Signature dishes include Tibetan curries and noodles. At Social, guests can enjoy cuisines from all over the world. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Social provides the resort’s all-day dining destination. With both an a-la-carte menu and buffet meals, international cuisines are available at all hours of the day.

Yan Ting is the luxury hotel’s Chinese offering. When the weather allows, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace. The Chinese menu provides an exciting array of authentic Cantonese, Sichuanese, Hunanese and TanFu cuisine. Yan Ting has one main dining room along with five private dining rooms. Timber lattice doors lead to the main restaurant, Chinese motifs and wooden floors tastefully decorate the restaurant space.

The Drawing Room offers guests a space to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine. It is the perfect place to enjoy a light snack or refreshment. Finally, Decanter by Haut-Brisson offers guests a sophisticated wine bar with outdoor setting for the finer months.

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The St Regis Lhasa Resort – a truly luxurious experience

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is a truly spectacular luxury hotel. It is one of those hotels that have guests thinking they have stepped into another world, from the moment they have arrived. With its extraordinary history and its spiritual importance, Lhasa is one of those destinations that will stay with you forever. The jewel in the hotel crown of Lhasa is undoubtedly the St Regis Lhasa Resort.

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Antonio Cuellar is a commercial photographer who specializes in capturing the architecture and lifestyle of the world's most luxurious hotels and resorts.