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Asia Week New York Sponsor Songtsam Hotels Resorts & Tours Opens a New Lodge: Songtsam Lodge Namcha Barwa
March 29, 2021
Songtsam, the only group of luxury boutique Lodges and Retreats in the Tibet region, just opened its 13th property, Songtsam Lodge Namcha Barwa. Located in Dalin Village in Tibet, the lodge has a spectacular view of the famous Namcha Barwa snow mountain, which rises 25,532 feet above sea level. The new lodge will also play an integral role in providing employment for the local communities and support their economic growth.
The hotel design provides each of the 33 suites with dramatic views so that all the guests can have the feeling that they are being embraced by Namcha Barwa’s snow-capped mountains. In a breakthrough design, a sliding window folds together so the living room itself becomes an extended balcony, providing an unobstructed view of Namcha Barwa from anywhere in the suite. Each floor has terraces of varying sizes, integrating the guest facilities with the stunning natural setting of the lodge. Outside the Lodge, three reflecting pools capture the mesmerizing snow peaks of Namcha Barwa, the white clouds, and a galaxy of stars in the night sky.
To ensure the wellness of each guest at such a high altitude (the lodge stands at 10,334.6 feet above sea level), Songtsam uses modern technology to diffuse an oxygen supply throughout the property.
In order to promote the development of Dalin Village, Songtsam has committed to contributing 200 RMD (approx. $30 USD) from every room night sold, to the village. Songtsam hopes that within two years, more than 60% of the hotel's staff will be from the surrounding villages.
Songtsam (“Paradise”) is an award-winning collection of luxuhotels and lodges located in Tibet and Yunnan Province, China. Founded in 2000 by Mr. Baima Duoji, a former Tibetan documentary filmmaker, Songtsam is the only collection of luxury Tibetan-style retreats to focus on the concept of Tibetan meditation by combining physical and spiritual healing. The 13 unique properties offer guests authenticity, within the context of refined design, modern amenities, and unobtrusive service in places of untouched natural beauty and cultural interest. Songtsam was on the 2018 & 2019 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List.
Songtsam Tours is a Virtuoso Asia Pacific Preferred Supplier and provides guests an opportunity to curate their own experiences by combining stays at its different hotels and lodges designed to discover the region's diverse culture, rich biodiversity, incredible scenic landscapes, and unique living heritage.
Songtsam is committed to sustainability and the preservation of the essence of Tibetan culture by supporting the economic development of the local communities and environmental conservation within Tibet and Yunnan. For more information about Songtsam visit www.songtsam.com/en/about