Dreamsail Alila Purnama

Article by Yak Online

Alila is well known for its stylish resorts in Bali and beyond . . . but did you know they also have an awesome boat? Called Alila Purnama this luxury, handcrafted vessel in the style of a phinisi, boasts ultra modern accommodation for up to 10 guests in five gorgeous cabins including one master suite.

The voyages are no small undertaking either. This coming October the boat will set sail from the island of Ambon and continue north to the archipelago of Raja Ampat, one of the last true paradises on earth. Next, the ship will cruise through stunning dive  sites and islands in the Banda Sea and Ceram Sea.

Guests will journey through a remote land of almost unimaginable beauty, spotting dolphins and pilot whales at Nusa Laut, diving in waters around Misool, one of the ‘Four Kings’ of Raja Ampat and can take a dip in the Dampier Strait where fish school in their hundreds.

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Opening Alila Anji’s Doors to the World

Story adapted from and photographs by 静心小镇天赋杭垓

In China’s first National Ecological County, Alila set a new standard in eco-luxury… A fitting debut in support of Sustainable Environmental Development in the area, Alila Anji nestles between the majestic mountainous landscapes, picturesque lake, bamboo forests and tea plantations at a 1,600-metre altitude.

The opening ceremony commenced on May 8th 2016 and was attended by government officials, city and county leaders Mr Chen Weijun, Mr Jin Yan, Mr Li Jianping, Mr Shen Ming, Mr Zhao Deqing and Mr Sun Song, Liang. Opening remarks were presented by Anji County Deputy Secretary Mr Shen Ming and Commune Hotels President – Asia, Mark Edleson followed by Anji’s traditional dance and musical performances.

In 2008, Mr. MAH Qin, chairman of the MKH Group visited the pristine site by the lake and was optimistic of tourism prospects in Anji. He saw how people are entranced by the tranquility of the site and made the decision to build the resort in Anji. The project lasted six years and Alila Anji was finally ready for the big reveal. Alila’s first step into mainland China, the flagship hotel is located in the western town of Anji County Hang Gai. The project covers an area of 200 acres, a total construction area of 30,000 square meters and a total investment of US $ 100 million. The hotel features 74 high-end villas and suites, Chinese and Western restaurants, a conference centre, SPA, swimming pool, foot bath and other bespoke facilities. The construction of the resort fully reflects the natural beauty of the area, and in is built in accordance with Alila’s strict environmental and design standards.

The resort is designed to resemble a traditional Chinese village with white exteriors and sweeping dark-tiled roofs that blends seamlessly with its serene hillside setting. Interiors are designed to offer guests panoramic views of the surroundings at every opportunity. Clean, contemporary lines sit in harmony, paying homage to the local heritage and the simple pleasures of rarefied country living, focused on the promotion of the destination and local culture, highlighting the characteristics of the Jiangnan Township.

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Finding Bliss in Bali

Story by Chopstix & the City

We’ve been sitting on this one for a while. In truth, we really didn’t want to tell you about it. When we visit somewhere so special, we don’t always want the secret to be out. But then again it would be a shame if you never heard about Alila Villas Soori in Bali.

Tucked away on the quiet west coast of the island, an hour’s (luxury) car ride from the airport, if you’re seeking the packed beaches and bars of Bali, this is not for you. If however you’re looking for peace, pampering, great food and a gorgeous spa this is the spot.

There’s an overwhelming sense of space when you pull up to the entrance of Soori, designed by Singaporean architect SCDA, and it’s all so serene. The expanse coupled with the stunning, soothing design lets you breeeeaaaathe. As you pass through the spacious, open sided lobby you spot first a reflecting pool, then the sea beyond and you think: “This’ll do.”

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Bitten by the Travel Bug

Article by Indonesia Design

“Interview with Eléonore Astier-Petin, General Manager of Alila Solo”

French-born Eléonore Astier-Petin has always had a streak of wanderlust in her. She’s lived in Cannes on the French Riviera and the USA. She has also worked in Bora Bora, the French Alps and China. Her parents loved to tease her that “the roof of their home will never fall on her head” since she’s always travelling. Indeed, Eléonore has gone a long way from her French roots, and her first hotel job as guest relations officer, to managing an iconic landmark, Alila Solo! Over a lovely lunch at the Alila’s Èpice Restaurant, Eléonore shares with Joy Karabaczek all about her current position as the hotel’s general manager.

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What things do you want to implement managing Alila Solo? Have they already been implemented?

We still have a bit more to go with the launch of our spa on 1 March and the subsequent launches of Agra, our panoramic restaurant and bar which ill feature an eclectic tapas concept. Agra and the Executive Lounge are scheduled to go live on 1 May. I would say that our biggest challenge would be the rate resistance since Solo is still a secondary, provincial destination but I do believe it has a bright future to complement its fascinating and noble past. We may be a little ahead of our time but I am confident success lies ahead for Alila and the city overall.

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What are the biggest challenges you face in managing the hotel? What areas in the hotel’s operations are you totally involved in?

My roles change everyday and all day long. In the morning I can be checking the progress in our Executive Lounge with Suratno, our Chief Engineer, the next hour meeting with our Executive Housekeeper, Wayan, to decide how a certain amenity should be presented while moving on to Marketing matters which could involve reviewing adverts, promotions or anything that needs to be proofread. Each day is different and although I have certain recurring meetings, I try to break from the routine and turn up somewhere unexpected!

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What does Alila Solo have to offer the guests to make them repeat clients? How do you view its performance since it opened?

I think we’ve been successful at starting to win over guests by the level of engagement of our team members. Recognition and consistency while adding an element of refreshing naturalness in our exchanges with guests is how we aim to serve. I must admit that our TripAdvisor ranking at #1 for the city is very encouraging but we can never rest on our laurels, there is always much to improve at every level. We have been open less than four months and are still in the soft opening phase so it is a bit difficult to gauge but I would definitely say I am pleased with our performance so far. But there are still many opportunities to grasp out there.

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What distinguishes Alila Solo from the other hotels of the Alila Group? What feelings do you want to impart your guests when they stay at Alila Solo?

Aside from the original Alila Jakarta, Alila Solo is certainly the most urban within the group. We do have the largest conferencing and events facilities compared o other Alila properties, which have allowed us to put on great concerts and host important events. We try to balance our offer in terms of groups and corporate travel, while providing world-class facilities such as our sumptuous 46-metre-long pool, gym, spa and kids club. To sum it up, we want our group and business travellers to feel at home as much as those on leisure. Our team in a short amount of time has acquired much versatility in catering to both segments, they know how to adapt their style of service to match the needs and expectations of all types of guests from near and afar.

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On a personal note, is it difficult for a woman to rise to the top echelons in the hotel business? Are there many female General Managers in the hotel industry? How about your personal relationships?

My husband actually accompanies me here and, although we do not have children yet, we would definitely like to. I think nowadays it may be easier for women to move up the ranks, but I must say that throughout my career I have always been considered an equal and can only recommend to women aspiring to a solid career in hospitality to “give it all they have, not count your hours and make yourself indispensable!”. Balancing work and life in hospitality is important but not always easy when carving out a good career.

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“The most luxurious hotels in Bali?”

By Janice and George from “Sand in my Suitcase” “When we grow up, we want to live in a house just like our Alila Villas Uluwatu villa.” Alila Hotels has garnered mega ink in prestigious travel mags like Conde Nast Traveler and the Robb Report with its two ultra-sumptuous, private-pool villa resorts in Bali. Alila […]

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Alila Villas Soori – “Sigh. Alila. The magic word.”

Story and photographs from Euriental by Kamara Harding Sigh. Alila. The magic word. From the very first time I set eyes on an Alila property (in Uluwatu), I knew that I’d discovered another level of luxury. Winner of countless design awards and featured consistently on ‘World’s Best Hotels’ lists, the Alila group knows how to […]

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Natural Wonders…

Story by The Yak Magazine Perched staggeringly high atop the Ayung River Gorge, surrounded by Indiana Jones-style rainforest, Alila Ubud offers an all-nature affair. Rustic Spa Alila reflects the setting, especially the open-air, double bale with sensuous outdoor shower and stone bath within a private forest garden. Similar to other Alila spas, Spa Alila uses […]

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The Resort surrounded by Nature – Alila Diwa Goa Review

Story and Photographs by HolidayPost.in Most people visit Goa for leisure but for me it’s always for a business launch. Last December in 2015, I was there in Goa for the Tata Motors Zica (Tiago) launch where I stayed in Alila Diwa Goa. Here is my review of Alila Diwa Goa. Alila Diwa Goa resort is located […]

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