Luxury hits the tracks in China with the Tangula set to depart from Beijing for Lhasa and Lijiang in September. Kempinski is managing the new train.
Featuring 15 passenger cars – six accommodation cars flank two dining cars and a scenic car on each side – the locomotive can take up to 96 guests. The interiors are a mix of the modern and traditional Chinese with neutral colours used throughout creating a subtle backdrop for the vivid panorama outside. Oversized windows enhance the viewing experience.
The suites provide all the amenities of a five-star hotel and come with king-size or twin beds, ensuite bathroom and shower, flat-screen TV and entertainment system, service bar, safe and the services of a butler on call 24 hours. In-room wellness therapies are also available. Gourmet meals matched with fine wines and spirits are part of the experience.
A five-day Beijing-Lhasa or Beijing-Lijiang journey starts from US$4,000 per person and a four-day journey is from US$3,000. These include off-train excursions, meals, beverages, wines, spirits and service charge. For more details, go to www.tangulaluxurytrains.com