The St. Regis Lhasa Resort in Tibet
Located on the “Roof of the world”, 3 680 meters above sea level, in Tibet, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort offers an unrivaled dimension of luxury, bespoke service and refined elegance at one of the most mystical and exotic adresses in the world.
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort is a rare chance to experience the wonders of one of the traditional spiritual regions in the world. Nestled in the mountains of Tibet, the Lhasa Resort stands on the roof of the world, granting you a perspective on life you have never before seen.
The word “Lhasa” is Tibetan for “the holy land” and with an altitude of 3,680 meters above sea level, Lhasa is one of the highest cities in the world.
Located in the eastern part of Lhasa, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort is this unique city’s most coveted address—conveniently located in the famed Barkhor area. The sweeping landscapes surrounding this exclusive resort provide a timeless, inviting setting for contemplation as well as exploration.
Indeed, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort faces the World Heritage Site, the Potala Palace, once the chief residence of the Dalai Lama. A mere six minutes by car from the resort, the palace has been converted into a museum. Jokhang Temple, another iconic structure and Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama’s former Summer Palace, are also close by.
Visit other extraordinary sites including Mount Everest, the “Goddess Mother of the Land’ and the Tashilunpo Monastery, founded in 1447.
Design and accommodations
Opened in December 2010, this is among the first of a handful of new hotels that are upping the ante on luxury on Tibet‘s windswept plateau.
The St. Regis Lhasa Resort pays homage to local architecture with sloping white façades and long, narrow windows. The property itself is gorgeous, merging the traditional beauty of Tibetan forms with modern architectural feats to create a mixture of the local with the international, bringing you into its private world.
Situated on the Tibetan Plateau, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort features 122 luxury guest rooms, 28 private villas and 12 exquisite suites including the Presidential Suite, which range in size from 61 to 254 sqm. All 162 guest rooms are decorated with latticed-wood furniture and photographs depicting local daily life. They also offer guests awe-inspiring views of the amazing landscapes of Tibet.
But our heart-stopper is definitely the Tubo Suite, a 254 square-meter, two-bedroom residential suite located in the resort’s Himalaya Palace.
Mesmerizing views of the Potala Palace greet guests of the seductive Tubo Suite. Located in the Himalaya Palace, this splendid two-bedroom suite features an abundance of residential comforts and high-tech amenities. It’s also the perfect setting for relaxing and reviving in the Jacuzzi bath while marveling at the Potala Palace view.
It would be folly to just sit inside the rooms and not enjoy the beauty of the local landscapes, or not to bask in the culture that surrounds the resort. Be seduced by an unfolding series of delightful moments in three remarkable restaurants and an intriguing wine bar.
Experience healing Tibetan treatments in the splendid Iridium Spa and bask in the warmth of the sparkling Golden Energy Pool.
For sure, the St. Regis Lhasa Resort is a rare chance to experience the wonders of Tibet while enjoying total luxury. To discover more exotic destinations, visit our Hotspot category.