Owned and operated by Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, the 166-room Hylandia by Shangri-La will open on 3 August in Shangri-La City with an introductory rate of RMB 850 plus tax and service charges.
Located at an altitude of 3,260m (10,695ft), Hylandia will be the first international full-service hotel in the city, offering every convenience and comfort a traveller journeying to this remote land could want.
The hotel is a modern, high-altitude interpretation of the caravansaries once found along the Silk Road, with exotic courtyards, gardens, lounges and restaurants.
At Hylandia, hospitality has been re-imagined as a simpler elegance that complements the humbling beauty of the land and its people, who live in harmony with nature and each other.
“Travellers are searching for unique and individual experiences, for something beyond the ordinary,” said Shangri-La President and CEO Greg Dogan.
“Diqing is an incredible and special destination. We saw a natural opportunity to move beyond the traditional description of hospitality and create a guest experience at Hylandia that is truly immersive and genuine.”
Hylandia’s 166 guestrooms have all the trappings of modern convenience and comfort – free Wi-Fi, pillow menu, tea brewer, etc. – and the design borrows elements from regions along the Great Silk Road.
Hylandia offers a variety of roof spaces and ground level terraces for guest and community functions, some shaded by verandas.
The hotel also has the city’s largest ballroom as well as four other meeting rooms.
Rounding out the hotel’s full-service facilities are the city’s only indoor pool and fully equipped gym with men and women’s Jacuzzis and changing rooms.