Asia’s leading luxury boutique hotel operator, Alila Hotels and Resorts, is set to expand its footprint in Asia with six new properties slated to open this year, which will include the launch of three Alila Villas properties, the new generation of resorts that deliver ultra luxury in design, space and bespoke hospitality combined with innovative lifestyle concepts.
“These upcoming properties represent a significant milestone in the growth of Alila in both established and emerging destinations across the region,” says Frederic Flageat-Simon, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Alila Hotels and Resort.
The six new properties will expand Alila’s existing presence in Indonesia and Thailand, as well as mark the group’s first venture into the Maldives and India. They include:
Alila Villas Uluwatu, Indonesia—a spectacular resort designed by award-winning WOHA Architects, located along the southernmost coast of Bali on the Bukit Peninsula. It offers clifftop resort living with panoramic views over the Indian Ocean. This will be the debut of Alila Villas, come June 2009.
Alila Villas Hadahaa, Maldives—located on a remote tropical island in the North Huvadhoo Atoll. Designed by SCDA Architects, its beach and water villas capture the ultimate Maldivian experience of tranquility and space. The resort’s very own dive centre will offer unique diving experiences in the region’s unexplored waters. Alila Villas Hadahaa will open in July 2009.
Alila Hansar Koh Samui, Thailand—a stylish beachside resort located along the picturesque Bophut Beach. A fusion of contemporary Thai design and luxe comfort, complete with destination dining and spa wellness heralds Alila’s entry into this popular holiday island in third quarter of 2009.
Alila Diwa Goa, India—sited on the beautiful Majorda Beach in south Goa, the resort fuses traditional architecture with understated elegance, tastefully complemented with varied options and recreational zones for family activities. A strong wellness component is evident in the living concept with emphasis on local culture and environs as can be seen in its destination dining restaurant and show kitchen. The resort with its comprehensive event centre will open in September 2009.
Alila Villas Soori, Indonesia—luxury residences right along the southwest coast of Bali, near the island’s famous Tanah Lot Temple. Designed by award-winning SCDA Architects, its vibrant mix of spaces for living, relaxation and spa wellness embrace Bali’s unique balance of tranquility and vitality. Surrounded by a stunning landscape of verdant rice terraces and stretches of beautiful black-sand beach, this villa resort will open in November 2009.
Alila Hansar Bangkok, Thailand—combines ultra-luxe residences and intimate boutique hotel services in the heart of the Thai capital. Its mix of urban sophistication, new-age lifestyle concepts and high-tech business lofts will make Alila Hansar Bangkok one of the premier meeting places for business and leisure in the city. Opening in last quarter of 2009.
Alila’s reputation for design innovation and warm hospitality encompassing fine living, dining and wellness into rich destination experiences has hit the high note with many discerning travelers. Its commitment to minimizing its impact on the natural environment and helping local communities has already seen several of its hotels achieve the prestigious Green Globe certification.
With Alila Villas, the company introduces a new generation of exclusive timeless properties, developed in some of the most naturally spectacular locations. Designed by award-winning architects and crafted by artisans, Alila Villas will offer an unprecedented level of private space, personalized hospitality and culturally enriching destination and lifestyles experiences for its guests.
The opening of these six properties will double Alila’s current portfolio of hotels and resorts, which are Alila Ubud, Alila Manggis, Alila Jakarta and Kemang Icon by Alila in Indonesia, Alila Cha-Am in Thailand and 3 Nagas by Alila in Laos.
Meanwhile, Alila is also presently developing hotels and resorts in China, Oman and the Gulf region.