ALILA SEMINYAK COMMUNITY PROJECT “ONE DAY WITH ALILA”

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Alila Seminyak held its first social event, “One Day with Alila”, providing children from two local elementary schools, SD 1 and SD 2 Kerobokan Kelod, a fun and insightful insider’s experience of the resort. The event is one of Alila Seminyak’s commitments to cherish the community around us and nurture Seminyak’s future hoteliers.

Representatives from both schools, including 20 children and 10 teachers, accompanied by a number of respected guests, including Mr. A.A. Putu Sutarja, S.H, Chief of Kerobokan Village, Mr. Made Adi, an owner representative, and Mrs. Ni Ketut Murjani on behalf of Mr. I Made Wistawan, S.E., the Urban Village Head of Kerobokan Village, participated in and lent their support to the event.

Divided into three groups – Little Mixologists, Little Spa Therapists and Little Chefs – the children had a chance to be great hospitality practitioners, each group guided by our experts from the related departments. The Little Mixologists were taught how to make their favourite smoothies, such as mango and banana smoothies. The Little Spa Therapists were pampered with a special manicure and pedicure session. Meanwhile, the Little Chefs had great fun learning how to make cookies in Alila Seminyak’s charming open kitchen.

Chief of Kerobokan Village, Mr. A.A. Putu Sutarja, S.H, said that this event should be continued in order to enable the children to learn more about the hospitality industry and improve their English language skills as they grow up on this island of tourism. He also highlighted the fact that Alila Seminyak is the first hotel to have such an initiative, which he hopes will be an example for other hotels.

Once all the “little hoteliers” had finished their projects, the attendees gathered on the rooftop of The Studios at Alila Seminyak to enjoy some delicious bites and refreshments, hosted by our passionate and talented culinary team. But that was not all. Before the children headed home, we prepared surprisingly different goodies for them, comprising certificates and guide books on the three activities they had participated in, enabling them to take the new skills they had learnt back home.

After seeing such a positive response to our inaugural “One Day with Alila”, Alila Seminyak is committed to making it a quarterly social event.

RAINFOREST HOTEL IN BALI TUCKED AWAY IN LUSH PARADISE

Story & photograph by TripCanvas

If you’ve been too mesmerised by celebrity weddings on cliffside resorts or staring too hard at gorgeous water villas, you may be missing out on an often-understated part of Bali that takes you back to nature – resorts nestled in the heart of the Balinese lush greenery.

Luxury at the top of the dramatic rainforest: Alila Ubud
Imagine taking in a panoramic view from a dramatic mountainside pool perched above the Ayung River valley.
If this doesn’t take your breath away, we don’t know what will.

At the airy Valley villa, you can immerse yourself in the lush valley views from the comfort of your bed, and enjoy the peaceful tunes of nature as you soak in the outdoor bathtub. For even better luxury, choose the elegant and spacious Terrace Tree Villa, which is perched on a lofty hillside where you can watch the sunrise every day. You’ll also be able to see vast rice paddies and alang alang plantations on the banks of the valley.

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ALILA VILLAS ULUWATU BECKONS WITH NEW CULINARY OFFERINGS

Story By Lee Xin Hui for Travel Weekly Asia

Alila Hotels & Resorts, one of three brands under Two Roads Hospitality, has refreshed its culinary offerings with two restaurants – one new and the other, revamped – in southern Bali.

QUILA – a portmanteau of ‘qui’ (he who transforms) and ‘la’ of Alila ¬– is the latest dining experience offered at Alila Villas Uluwatu. Aimed at “(exemplifying) multi-sensory savoir-faire”, according to Marco Groten, general manager, the restaurant offers diners a daily-changing dinner menu curated by executive chef Marc Lores Panades.
“The culinary scene in Bali is constantly changing and chefs are always looking to introduce the unexpected, which is evident at QUILA,” shared Groten.

“Since the launch, we’ve had numerous chefs visit to participate in the gastronomic surprise that we are offering.”
Here, dishes are Mediterranean-inspired creations, which combine fresh seasonal local produce with modern cooking techniques. What’s unusual is that there is no menu here, as each plate is tailor-made to each guest’s likes and dislikes.

The restaurant takes a maximum of 10 guests per night in its five-table indoor setting, to ensure an elevated and intimate dining experience.

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GET CLOSER TO NATURE AND ENJOY EXQUISITE LAUNCHED MENU AT PLANTATION RESTAURANT

Story by EatVacation

The combination of calming views and delicious foods never disappoints food lovers, which means the guests are able to witness nature while eating great cuisines. With lush rainforest views from every table, Alila Ubud’s Plantation Restaurant is a wonderful setting for an unforgettable meal, crafted around a farm-to-table concept, inspired by Bali’s rich bounty of fresh, seasonal and organic produce created by Chef Erwan Wijaya. The thing is he also involves old-fashioned French cooking methods to those menus but never neglects the value of traditional recipes. That means the restaurant offers common Indonesian foods as well, including Perkedel Jagung, Betutu, and much more.

Plantation Restaurant represents how they cultivate ingredients for their foods and drinks. That means they only use fresh veggies and fruits either cultivated from their own garden or bought from local markets. It is even possible to witness their organic garden nearby, where the chef often picks fresh spices, vegetables, and herbs there. Not to mention it is possible to learn how the local gardener applies traditional farming practices, while enjoying delicious foods and refreshing drinks. Taking advantage of the abundance of fresh produce available to them, the Plantation team has created seasonal tasting menus that celebrate the best of Bali.

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ONE ON ONE WITH THE GREAT ONE

Story & Interview by EatVacation The newly unveiled QUILA dining room at Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali offers an exclusive journey of gastronomy where every bite is exquisite and loaded with multi-sensory surprises. Diners seeking a culinary thrill are taken on an exhilarating ride for all the senses in a daily-changing dinner menu comprising a variety of […]

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Article by Forbes Travel Guide The secret is out on Bali’s captivating charms. Its stunning beaches, scenic rice paddies and deep sense of spirituality drew nearly 5 million foreign visitors in 2016, up a million from the year prior, according to the Bali Government Tourism Office. But even as the island becomes more and more popular, […]

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Story by What’s New Bali WHY East Bali? Here are great reasons to get you started, to satisfy the adventurer, culture lover, foodie and wellness junkie in you! 1. Mekare Kare at Tenganan Village The annual ‘mekarekare’ ritual takes place every June in nearby Tenganan Village, an ancient village that still follows Bali Aga (pre-Hindu) […]

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Story by Conde Nast Traveller India Tubs and sinks used to know their place, but have now emerged into the daylight. Alila Ubud is shortlisted as one of the most amazing outdoor bathrooms in the world. A courtyard bath at Alila Ubud Alila Ubud hotel is a tranquil and secluded hillside retreat that sits high […]

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