Alila Hotels & Resorts reveals that Alila Solo, in Surakarta Central, Java, is set to open in November 2015 as the city’s first luxury lifestyle hotel: a city resort meets urban retreat that is both tradition-inspired and technology-driven. The hotel will have the city’s largest hotel ballroom and highest rooftop bar – not least of which includes the launch of Alila Solo Experiences.
Alila Experiences are lifestyle encounters carefully curated by the Leisure Concierge team to showcase the hotel’s incredible destination – its history and traditions, cuisine and crafts, environment and architecture, daily life and rituals. Recognising that perfection is defined individually, and holidays are about exploring specific interests or cultivating personal priorities, Alila Experiences are grouped according to lifestyle preference or vacation focus: Cultural Learning, Conscious Living, Active Spirit, Culinary Delights, Private Pursuits and Couple Celebration.
Surakarta, or Solo, as it is better known, is the older of the two royal capitals of Central Java, considered the heart of the ancient Javanese kingdoms and cradle of Javanese culture. A city historically ruled by two palaces, it’s steeped in rich court arts, rituals and traditions. Today, Solo is one the fastest developing economic centers of Indonesia, combining the charm of a small city with the ambitions of a metropolis. Vibrant, fascinating and alluring, Solo entices visitors with its centuries-old buildings that sit alongside gleaming paragons of modernity; with its bustling night-life, where stages showcasing customary dance, story-telling and music are juxtaposed with the vocals of street vendors selling traditional food; and with its royal festivities, ritual ceremonies and thriving batik art scene, hailed as the best in the region.
Guest will relax and pampered with spa treatments, cuisine, yoga and meditation. Alila Solo’s Spa Alila is a sanctuary that blends Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes. Products are a creative and curative combination of indigenous ingredients (plants, fruits, herbs and spices): soothing cucumber and aloe vera, refreshing lemongrass and ginger, and toning/conditioning coffee and coconut.
Destination discoveries designed for those who live life to the fullest: four exhilarating active adventures. Two to Candi: breath-taking temple trail to Candi Cetho, a Hindu place of worship associated with clarity and rebirth, and Candi Sukuh, a striking truncated-pyramid style temple of fertility. Fresh Lawu: a 6-hour adventure that entails fresh air, cascading waterfalls, dramatic temples and rolling tea plantations. Rafting Wild Elo (Magelang): an awe-inspiring 12.5km white-water rafting trip with two paces, family friendly or adrenaline pumping. Tale of Three Temples: tour of UNESCO Borobudur Temple (world’s largest Buddhist monument), Candi Ratu Boko (dating to the Saliendra Dynasty between 760-780) and Candi Prambanan (8th century temple and world’s most beautiful example of Hindu architecture).
Gourmet travellers will relish the opportunity to savour regional flavours and national dishes, discover authentic delicacies and local spice secrets. Get interactive with a chef-accompanied market tour and cooking class or indulge with a Rijsttafel dining experience, Alila Solo’s contemporary version of a Dutch colonial feast, representing the multi-ethnic culinary heritage of the Indonesian archipelago.
Alila Solo Room Rates start from from US$90++ per night or IDR 1,056,000++ based on two people sharing.
For more information visit www.alilahotels.com/solo