Our success in 2012 came about because of our friends in the travel trade, media and our guests who believed in the Alila promise and told our stories to the world… Here are Alila’s achievements in 2012…
TTG LUXURY ASIA
Top 40 Luxury Hotel Brands
Alila Hotels and Resorts named as one of the “Top 40 Luxury Hotel Brands” by TTG LUXURY ASIA
Condé Nast Traveller UK
2012 Readers’ Travel Awards
Alila Ubud listed in the 20 Best Hotels – Asia and the Indian Subcontinent
Sunday Times Travel
The Value for Money Awards – Best of The Rest
Alila has eight properties across India and Indonesia. As well as offering ‘affordable’ luxury in some gorgeous locations’, it also likes to keep you entertained with cookery lessons and guided bike rides.
Condé Nast Traveller INDIA
The 50 Best New Hotels in the World – India
South India’s first urban resort is in the hi-tech hub of Whitefield, 20km from Bangaluru’s city centre and home to world-class technology parks, impressive corporate campuses and exclusive residential enclaves to house the multinational workforce. With its South-East Asian design and stylish traditional Indian touches, such as teak planters’ chairs on the airy terraces, the new 122-bedroom Alila is a relaxing haven from all the hyperactive commercial bustle of the area. There are distinctive bronze figurines outside the doors of the spacious bedrooms and suites. The Tiffin Room has an extensive menu with regional Indian cuisines as well as Asian and European dishes. There’s a sun-soaked pool deck on the fifth floor with a 20m infinity pool.
Top 10 Romantic Getaways
Thomas Cook Magazine UK
A popular destination for both Hollywood and Bollywood stars, Alila Diwa Goa is set between lush paddy fields and beautiful Majorda Beach in South Goa. The recently opened Diwa Wing is a special treat for lovebirds, consisting of 26 luxury rooms and five jaw-dropping suites. Guests here have exclusive access to a “leisure concierge” team that can organise all manner of romantic activities, like a private Champagne picnic on the beach. If you really want to spice up your love life, try a cooking lesson at the hotel’s Spice Studio, where you’ll join the chef on a market trip to buy fresh produce and then cook up a storm of fiery Goan cuisine.
Condé Nast Traveller UK
Hot List 2012
The 60 Best New Hotels in the World – Asia & Australasia
South India’s first urban resort is in the hi-tech hub of Whitefield, 20km from Bangalore’s city centre and home to world-class technology parks, impressive corporate campuses and exclusive residential enclaves to house the multinational workforce. With its South-East Asian design and stylish traditional Indian touches, such as teak planters’ chairs on the airy terraces, the new 120-bedroom Alila is a relaxing haven from all the hyperactive commercial bustle of the area. There are distinctive bronze figurines by local sculptor Dimpy Menon outside the doors of the spacious bedrooms and suites, the publis spaces make the most of Bangalore’s mild climate with shaded courtyards and soothing water features. The Tiffin Room has an extensive menu with regional Indian cuisines as well as Asian and European dishes. There’s a sun-soaked pool deck on the fifth floor with a 20-metre infinity pool and pretty views over local farms and Varthur Lake in the distrance. Spa Alila uses superb organic products from Bali, morning yoga classes are held on the pool deck.
Alila Jakarta certified with Bronze Certification by EarthCheck
The EarthCheck Program is widely regarded as the world’s most scientifically rigorous, and is focused on maximising operational efficiencies to minimise CO2e emissions, while supporting host communities. It looks at key environmental indicators such as energy and water consumption, total waste production as well as community commitment, to determine the level of performance.
Now Travel Asia
Top 50 Spas in Asia and Leading Spa Brands in Asia
Spa Alila at Alila Villas Soori and Alila Ubud listed in the Top 50 Spas in Asia by Now Travel Asia. Spa Alila named as one of the Leading Spa Brands in Asia.
The Sunday Times, UK
Best for a Holistic Approach and Best for a Family Escape
The Sunday Times covered Alila Diwa Goa as Style’s Best Spa For An Holistic Approach. This is one of the most influential spa features in the UK and is published each year at this time. An excellent review with picture of the pool and a very high profile feature for Alila Diwa Goa. The circulation of The Sunday Times Style is 1.2 million each Sunday.
Alila Diwa Goa’s Spice Studio named as The Best Indian Restaurant in South Goa by Times Food Awards
Most Popular Overseas Hotel
7th Annual China Tourism 2012 Gold List Awards
Alila Villas Uluwatu named as the Most Popular Overseas Hotel in the 7th Annual China Tourism 2012 Gold List Awards
Condé Nast Traveller UK
The Gold List 2012 – World’s Best Hotels
Alila Villas Uluwatu named as the Best Hotels for Ambience and Design – Asia. “With 84 spacious, open-plan villas, all with private saltwater pools, sun terraces and ocean-view cabanas, this Alila hotel is a stunning, five-star take on alfresco living. Singapore-based design partnership WOHA has instilled a green ethic into the stylish resort : rooms have ceilings of local bamboo; hardwood is recycled from old railway carriages; flat roofs are insulated with local volcanic rocks and water from washing machines and baths filtered for garden use. The resort also has a spa, two restaurants, a bar and spectacular infinity pool on the cliff edge hundreds of feet above the beach. X-Factor : “For me, Alila Villas Uluwatu is the most successful integration of contemporary resort design in tropical Asia,” says Gold List contributor Jamie James. “It’s only been open for two years, but I think it’s an instant classic – an architectural masterpiece.”
Green Good Design
The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and The Chicago Athenaeum
Alila Villas Soori awarded with Green Good Design. About Green Good Design Award : Architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning projects, product and graphic designs from over 20 nations were awarded with Green GOOD DESIGN 2012, representing the world’s most important manufacturers and design firms and leading FORTUNE 500 corporations that are forwarding a new emphasis on a more sustainable design and environment worldwide.
TripAdvisor – Certificate of Excellence
Alila Hotels and Resorts awarded with Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. To qualify this award, hotels and resorts must maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by TripAdvisor travelers. The accolade is extended to qualifying travel and hospitality businesses worldwide.