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Songtsam will open a new property this summer!

March 30, 2023

3D Architectural Renderings of the upcoming Songtsam Linka Retreat Lake Basong Tso

Asia Week New York sponsor, Songtsam, an award-winning luxury boutique hotel collection and Destination Marketing Company, located in the Tibet and Yunnan Provinces of China expects to open their first zero-carbon hotel, the Songtsam Linka Retreat Lake Basong Tso in Tibet in July 2023. The 120-room Retreat will be their 16th and largest property.

Founded in 2000 by Mr. Baima Duoji, Songtsam has always had a strong commitment to preserving the essence of Tibetan culture, environmental conservation and sustainability by supporting the economic development of the local communities.

Songtsam Architectural Renderings

3D Architectural Renderings of the upcoming Songtsam Linka Retreat Lake Basong Tso

Mr. Baima noted, “Songtsam Linka Retreat Lake Basong Tso will partner with Siemens and Schneider Electric to strive to build Songtsam's first zero-carbon hotel. The entire hotel will achieve maximum zero carbon dioxide emissions through building energy saving systems and by making full use of solar power generation and energy storage.” He hopes that it will serve as a model for other businesses in the area to become more sustainable.

Songtsam Linka Retreat Lake Basong Tso will also give 5% of the operating income to the adjacent Jieba village every year and will provide at least 120 jobs for villagers from the local community. The property will be built in such a way that it will become an integral part of the beautiful landscape surrounding the local village.

The new hotel is situated near Lake Basong Tso in Gongbujiangda County, Nyingchi. The largest natural lake in southeastern Tibet, Basong Tso means “green water” in Tibetan. It is a 4 ½-hour drive from the holy city of Lhasa and the world-famous Potala Palace, as well as the Songtsam Linka Retreat Lhasa. Legend has it that Guru Padmasambhava is said to have subdued “demons” in Lake Basong Tso, and the lake has since become sacred to members of Tibetan Buddhism. Every year the lake attracts many pilgrims who come to honor their Guru.

Songtsam Architectural Renderings

3D Architectural Renderings of the upcoming Songtsam Linka Retreat Lake Basong Tso

In recent years, Zhongcuo, Xincuo and other places near Lake Basong Tso have become increasingly popular hiking destinations. Songtsam recognized a need for upscale accommodation to meet the growing number of travelers exploring this area. Surrounding the lake are a number of villages and Cuogao and Xincuogou, where the two snow-capped mountains of Basong Tso, “the King’s Throne” and “Burning Flame”, can be seen towering over the blue-green waters of the lake.

For more information:
https://www.songtsam.com/en