The LUX* Tea Horse Road, owned and operated by Singapore-based The Lux Collective, today announced the addition of its third property along China’s ancient Tea Horse Road. Scheduled to open in 2021, LUX* Tea Horse Road in Dali, Yunnan Province, will enrich the LUX* experience for discerning explorers seeking to discover this significant historical trade route between China and South Asia. Developed by the Ji Xing Long Group in China, the 200-room resort forms part of the Dali Yue Shan Hai Project.
Strategically located in the heart of Dali’s tourism hub, the resort is in close proximity to the famous Ancient Town. Nestled at the base of the majestic Cang Mountain range, it offers a commanding view of the Erhai Lake.
“LUX* Resorts & Hotels is privileged to manage this distinctive landmark within the prestigious Dali Yue Shan Hai Project. Our vision is to curate a complete LUX* Tea Horse Road experience along this historical ancient tea trade route. Inspired by the tea porters who introduced Chinese tea and culture to the world, LUX* aspires to do the same through a collection of bespoke resorts along the same journey where discerning guests will be able to embark on the LUX* Tea Horse Road experience linking Benzilan to Lijiang and Dali,” said Karen Lai, Senior Vice President – Global Business Development of The Lux Collective.
“After reviewing proposals from the world’s most notable luxury resort operators, LUX* was selected for its advocacy of the Tea Horse Road’s history and heritage. We are confident that LUX* Tea Horse Road Dali will deliver exceptional service excellence while showcasing Dali Yue Shan Hai’s unique attributes and natural beauty,” said Mr. Mao Jian Ming, Chairman of Ji Xing Long Group.
Being part of the prestigious Dali Yue Shan Hai Project, LUX* Tea Horse Road Dali will be the first international resort brand in the precinct. It will offer 200 elegantly-appointed contemporary guestrooms accentuated with local influence. The award-winning LUX* Me Spa will serve as a sanctuary retreat for wellness and beauty therapies. An idyllic rooftop restaurant serves as a vantage point to enjoy Dali’s natural beauty while enjoying a well-crafted beverage menu. Other facilities include the Signature Tea House, The Tea Horse Road Library, an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, Café LUX* and a rooftop bar, charming meeting and wedding venues, fitness centre as well as recreational spaces.
The addition of LUX* Tea Horse Road Dali will extend the LUX* experience from Benzilan to Lijiang and now, Dali. LUX* will offer 3, 5 and 7 nights packaged journeys which will comprise of stay overs in each of its hotels along the Tea Horse, transfers and special discovery experiences to be had along the route.