Hilton debuts in Tibet autonomous region

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Linzhi Resort in China's Tibet Autonomous Region.

Located within the historic King of Gongbo site at an elevation of 3,000 meters, the resort is Hilton's first hotel in the region and home to Tibet's first nine-hole golf course, sitting atop 800 lush acres.

"We are constantly looking to be in the places that matter most to our guests, and Tibet – or as locals refer to it, 'The Throne of the Sun' – is a remarkable, culturally vibrant area to debut our flagship brand," said Sean Wooden, vice president, brand management, Asia Pacific, Hilton.

"Hilton Linzhi Resort is a world-class destination resort that caters to the increasing demand in Tibet's leisure and MICE segments," said Bruce McKenzie, senior vice president, operations, Greater China & Mongolia, Hilton. "The region has been benefiting from the ongoing efforts of the Tibet Tourism Bureau, and we are pleased to celebrate Hilton's entry to this growing market as we continue to expand our portfolio."

The resort is owned by Linzhi Aerospace Science and Industrial Investment & Development Co, Ltd.