Operating upscale hotels in Lahsa, at almost 20,000 feet above the sea level, is no small feat -but worth it since real-estate developments here are loaded with culture. The St. Regis Lhasa Resort has been in full operation since last May. In 2010 the Lingtsang reopened as a boutique hotel. The Intercontinental Resort Lhasa Paradise and the Shangri-La are both scheduled to open in 2013.
Text: AMURA ± Photo: Grotta, Byron, Safari Partners.