Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa
At the centre of the Himalayan fastness of Lhasa, between the Norbulingka Palace and the Potala Palace, respectively the former summer and the former winter residence of the Dalai Lama, and together now a Unesco World Heritage Site. The hotel is 10 minutes’ drive from Lhasa Station, terminus of the world’s highest railway, and just over 30 miles from Lhasa Gonggar Airport.
You arrive at the luxury urban resort of Shangri-La Hotel, Lhasa to find a copy of Lost Horizon by James Hilton in your elegant and spacious room. This is the legendary story of Shangri-La, a paradise for travellers high among the Himalayas – and the inspiration for the hotel's brand.