Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened the St. Regis Lhasa Resort, its first property in Tibet.
The five-star, 162-room resort boasts views of the Himalayas. It features three restaurants, tea room, wine bar and 1,086 sqm Iridium Spa.
St. Regis global brand leader Paul James said: "With the region's unrivalled natural beauty and enchanting cultural heritage, Lhasa is one of the world's most coveted destinations for global travellers, and the St. Regis Lhasa Resort is destined to be an unparalleled way to discover Tibet."
Sustainable features include solar panels, locally sourced produce and herbs for the resort's restaurants and an underground water recycling system.