Alila. In Sanskrit, the ancient language of India, Alila means surprise. With a portfolio of exclusive boutique properties nestled in the planet’s most fascinating places, Alila hotels will surely surprise. Owned by Two Roads Hospitality, the luxury branch is expanding fast in Asia, mostly in Indonesia. However, my two favorite properties, and for which I have been saving to visit, are the Fort Bishangarth, in India, and Jabal Akhdar, in Oman.
The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalised hospitality and bespoke learning journeys.
Another great destination is the Alila Purnama, a boat that cruises the Indonesian archipelago. You book a suite for two, among the ships’ ten, and enjoy access to hard-to-reach pristine beaches with all comforts of a five-star hotel. A real dream, isn’t it?
Until the end of 2017 Alila will also open a one-of-a-kind property in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Follow Alila on Instagram to receive breathtaking snapshots on your feed and, in your next idyllic holidays, remember this chain.