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American Company To Open Luxury Hotel In Lhasa

(Xinhua) Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, the New York-based hospitality corporation which owns the Sheraton brand, is to launch its first luxury hotel in the TAR with the opening of the St. Regis Resort Lhasa in January 2010. The new-build hotel will be located on the eastern side of the Tibetan capital close to the Potala Palace, which will be visible from the hotel's guest rooms and lobby. The Lhasa Yungao International Hotel Company started construction on the 175-room hotel on April 27. According to a report by Xinhua, room prices are likely to be around US$400 per night.


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