Tibet’s First International Luxury Hotel Opens, Xinhua Reports

The St. Regis Lhasa Resort, the first international luxury hotel in Tibet, opened yesterday, Xinhua News Agency said, citing Phil McAveety, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.’s chief brand official.

The 32,000-square-meter hotel uses solar and geothermal energy to reduce its dependence on diesel energy, the news agency said. Shangri-La and InterContinental brand hotels will be built in Lhasa this year, Xinhua said.

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