Luxury hospitality management group, The Lux Collective, has signed four retreats along Yunnan’s legendary trade route, Tea Horse Road, with Lijiang Yulong Tourism Corporation.
The new retreats, to be located in the Chinese province’s most picturesque areas of Jibeike, Sangushui, Daju Village and Baoshan Stone Town, will complement two existing LUX* properties in Lijiang and Benzilan.
They will open in September 2020.
Tucked away in a valley of rolling hills and peach orchards, 2,642m above sea level, LUX* Tea Horse Road Peach Valley will be a 17-room boutique retreat that takes the surrounding rustic farmland into its chic design.
The six-room LUX* Tea Horse Road Stone Town sits in a remote village on a rocky cliff hanging over a river and the heart of Naxi culture. Its communal area promises striking views of the river and mountain peaks.
Located centrally in Sangushui village, LUX* Tea Horse Road Sangushui is a 15-room retreat that offers a peek into one of the world’s oldest living cultures.
The modern LUX* Tea Horse Road Daju Village is an 18-room sanctuary that blends mindful living with nature immersions. Surrounded by lush fields of grain and vegetables, the wild and beautiful Daju Village is the gateway to one of the world’s deepest canyons.
Commenting on the development, Karen Lai, The Lux Collective’s senior vice president – global business development, said: “We are confident that our strong collaboration (with Lijiang Yulong Tourism Corporation) will not only further enhance the group’s presence along the ancient passageway but will also offer the culturally curious a once-in-a-lifetime transformational journey along the mystical trade route.”
A further two more hotels, LUX* Tea Horse Road Dali and Pu’er, are anticipated to open in 1H2021.