ALILA SOLO - NOW OPEN
A City Resort, Urban Retreat and Gateway to the ‘Spirit of Java’ :The Hottest Debut in Central Java
1 November 2015
Delighted to announce one of its most exciting openings in recent years – Alila Solo, located in Solo (Surakarta) Central Java, as the city’s first luxury hotel of international standard. An urban retreat that’s both tradition-inspired and technology-driven, Alila Solo is poised to claim an iconic position in Surakarta’s skyline, offering culturally-rich encounters and resort-inspired facilities within a city oasis. Furthermore, the hotel will set new benchmarks as home to the city’s largest event space and unmatched rooftop bar, a lavish lifestyle venue to wine, dine and socialise.
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 centres 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.
On a leafy tree-lined street, rising above the heritage-rich city’s main commercial avenue, Alila Solo’s strikingly innovative design features eight avant-garde accommodation towers of varying heights which create a star-like pattern of interior corridors. A formidable stone palette – marble, travertine and granite – is softened by light wood hues and elegant batik highlights. The stunning and stylish lobby – with its monumental ‘floating’ batik sculpture – sets the tone for what’s to come.
Largo is a realm of resort-like relaxation located on level six, featuring a large swimming pool, sun deck, two-storey Gym Alila, and children’s pool and club. The pool deck café is furnished with sleek loungers and plush sofa pods, offering respite in the form of sweeping views, light bites, thirst quenchers and sun butler services. The main restaurant, Épice, serves farm-to-table, all day dining – the freshest local ingredients are whizzed into juices, infused with local spices to create Javanese as well as Pan-Asian specialties, and skilfully prepared as hearty international favourites.
ROOMS & SUITES
The 255 rooms and suites – all with wonderful city views – meld modern style with subtle Javanese nuances. Each room showcases an exclusively commissioned batik design, a feature that unites all of Alila Solo’s spaces. Ideal for business travellers, the Executive Rooms and all Suites enjoy upgraded amenities and exclusive access to the rooftop Executive Lounge. Four Alila Suites (90sqm) offer a luxurious living space that extends to a private ‘hanging garden’ terrace with plunge pool. While the pinnacle of accommodation perfection, The Presidential Suite (200sqm), features a separate living and dining room with full service pantry, , a multi-functional room (whether for a private meeting or personal workout zone), heavenly bathroom, walk-in wardrobe and 24-hour butler service.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Alila Solo is perfectly sited and set up for meetings, corporate events, weddings, special occasions, exhibitions and music performances. Offering 15 spectacular city-centre spaces, two ballrooms that can be combined to create a 3,500 capacity Grand Ballroom (2100sqm) – the largest in the city – and an unmatched Executive Lounge, the hotel excels as a venue for the most spectacular of weddings or as a meeting hub.
GATEWAY TO THE ‘SPIRIT OF JAVA’
A 15-minute drive from Adi Sumarmo International Airport, Alila Solo lies within easy reach of the city’s main attractions: two centuries-old Sultan’s palaces, Triwindu Antiques Market, the Laweyan Batik District and the famed Pasar Gede Hardjonagoro market. It’s also adjacent to some of Solo’s more modern developments including Solo Square Mall for shopping, dining and entertainment. While venturing a little out of the city, the countryside reveals fertile paddy fields and volcanic peaks dotted with mystical temples such as Candi Sukuh or the better known 9th century Prambanan (a complex of Hindu temples) and the iconic Borobudur, the world’s largest Buddhist temple considered one of the wonders of the ancient world.
Whether a business trip, corporate retreat or leisure break, for travellers in search of a productive stay, relaxing city escape or enriching urban encounter, Alila Solo offers unrivalled accommodation and access to the many cultural and natural wonders – and business potential – of Central Java.
Room Rates start from IDR ++ 1,056,000 per night based on two people sharing. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com/solo