The Banyan Tree Lijiang is the first luxury resort in Lijiang, with its stunning architecture and luxurious villas reflecting the rich fabric of its surroundings through its design and furnishings. The resort is 15 minutes from the historical town of Dayan and basks in the shadow of the magnificently desolate Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Guests will be able to enjoy a delightful array of international cuisine at the indoor and outdoor café, offering buffet-style dining, following a nightcap at the hotel bar. Rejuvenate at the Banyan Tree Spa, gym, and sauna and take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool, enveloped in the beauty of the surrounding region.
Jet Pool Villa are comfortable accommodations featuring one or two beds. The looming peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain provide a perfect backdrop for quiet contemplation. After a day of visiting the sights and sounds of Lijiang’s old world attractions, retreat to the luxuriously appointed villa which presents a spacious bedroom, study and bathroom, all carefully furnished with local objects d’art in bold russet and gold colors. In the evening, enjoy an intimate time in the heated outdoor jet pool.
The hotel offers beautiful Villas, some featuring jet pools, heated plunge pools and big bath in-villa bathrooms. All bedrooms have views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Room amenities include: air conditioning, desk, hair dryer, minibar, tea/coffeemaker and television.
Plunge Pool Villa is where guests can discover a lifestyle of grandeur and recreate the romance of Imperial times with Banyan Tree’s thoughtful touches. At the Pool Villa, savor the architectural intricacies of an ethnic Naxi household. Guests will senses feast on regal interiors dressed splendidly in rich russet and gold tones as they soak in the superior bathtub of ebony marble. Outdoors, the heated pool beckons for playtime in the shadows of the mountains.
The 2 Bedroom Jet Pool Villa exemplifies traditional Chinese communal living with its spacious courtyard and 2 bedrooms. Step back in time to experience the pleasures of Chinese tea appreciation in a timbered tea pavilion and take a stroll with your loved one in your private garden. Modern comforts take the form of an expansive outdoor jet-pool to soothe tensions away.
A magnificent dinner featuring the best of local cuisine in an oriental Naxi-style pagoda softly touched by moonlit glow awaits guests in this surreal dining experience. With the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain looming in the backdrop against a painted sky, savor delicious delicacies such as flat rice noodles with yak meat and seasonal selections such as barbecued local matsutake mushrooms.
Imperial Feast is where guests can indulge in gourmet creations while being treated like the emperors of yore. Served by a personal butler in the regal surroundings of the Presidential Villa, treat to a modern six-course degustation menu. With a backdrop of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, savor a feast fit for royalty. Advance booking is required.
Bai Yun restaurant sits serenely by a koi pond, serving up fine Cantonese cuisine. The open concept Chinese banquet setting lets guests dine in an atmosphere of old-world elegance. There is an air-conditioned private dining area for confidential business discussion or intimate family gatherings.
Ming Yue Restaurant is where guests can discover an array of local and international cuisine. Enjoy the best of Western and Asian cuisine at this indoor and outdoor café.
This spa exudes an aura of absolute privacy and incorporates natural Yunnan ingredients into treatments. Pearl barley, red rice, ginseng and green tea are just some oriental secrets therapists use to thoroughly pamper and nourish the skin.
A state-of-the-art gym furnished with every amenity provides a superior workout experience set against the stunning verdant backdrop beyond floor-to-ceiling glass walls.