November 15 marked the grand opening of the first luxury resort in the Tibetan capital of Lhasa. The St. Regis Lhasa comprises eight acres and offers 150 guest rooms and 12 suites, each incorporating traditional Tibetan decorative elements and showcasing impressive views of the city framed by the majestic Himalayas.
Amenities at the St. Regis include an Iridum Spa, grand ballroom, and restaurants specializing in traditional Tibetan and Chinese cuisine. Guests can also enjoy a wide selection of rare and vintage teas in the Tea Room or indulge their inner oenophile at the Decanter by Haut-Brisson wine bar. The resort is just located just minutes from a number of historical sites including the Potala Palace, which was once the winter residence of the Dalai Lama and is now a UNESCO world heritage site and museum. Rooms start at $300 a night. (www.stregis.com, +86.891.680.8888)