Shangri-La to Open Hotel in Lhasa, Tibet

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is to open a new hotel in 2012 in Lhasa, a city set on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, the highest region on earth.

The 350-room luxury urban resort, owned and operated by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, will rest amongst the tallest peaks in the world: a striking mountain landscape of glaciers, valleys and lakes considered sacred by many.

Lhasa sits on a flat plateau next to the Lhasa River at an altitude of 3,650 metres above sea level. The city is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain range, including the region’s most famous peak, Mt. Everest.