Hilton opens Tibet resort
Linzhi, Tibet – 23 March 2017 –
Hilton Linzhi Resort opens in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region.
The property is Hilton’s first hotel in the region and home to Tibet’s first nine-hole golf course. Located between the Himalayas and Yarlung Zangbo River, Hilton Linzhi Resort sits atop 800 acres dotted with big flower peonies, a symbol of traditional Tibetan medicine.
“We are constantly looking to be in the places that matter most to our guests, and Tibet – or as locals refer to it, ‘The Throne of the Sun’ – is a remarkable, culturally vibrant area to debut our flagship brand,” said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton. “Hilton Linzhi Resort is an exceptional new property in a majestic destination where we look forward to introducing visitors to Hilton’s renowned hospitality.”
Hilton Linzhi Resort is located within the historic King of Gongbo site, at an elevation of 3,000 meters. The resort is served by Nyingchi Airport, which is just seven kilometres away, and provides easy access to attractions including Namjagbrawa Mountain and the Medog Grand Canyon Adventure Tourism Area.
Bruce McKenzie, Hilton’s senior vice president, operations, Greater China & Mongolia, said: “Hilton Linzhi Resort is a world-class destination resort that caters to the increasing demand in Tibet’s leisure and MICE segments.”
“The region has been benefiting from the ongoing efforts of the Tibet Tourism Bureau, and we are pleased to celebrate Hilton’s entry to this growing market as we continue to expand our portfolio.”
Reminiscent of grand Tibetan palaces, the 220-room Hilton Linzhi Resort incorporates Chinese architectural flourishes and modern luxuries.
Facilities include oxygen supply equipment for guests who need assistance acclimating to the altitude.