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Alila Anji Named Best Resort Hotel In Asia

17 April 2017

Alila Hotels & Resorts is delighted to receive the ‘Best Resort Hotel’ Asia Award from AHEAD. The awards are the global celebration of hospitality experience and design which recognize a relentless pursuit of the exceptional.

Alila Anji has set a high benchmark for eco-luxury, built in accordance with Alila’s strict environmental and design standards. The resort echoes a traditional Chinese village with its whitewashed walls and sweeping tiled roofs, chiming with the serenity of the environment and providing countless panoramic views for guests. Opened in June 2015, Alila Anji is the first Alila property in China, located by the Fushi Lake, within an environment of fresh, crisp mountain air and boundless greenery. The County of Anji was awarded the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour in 2012 as one of the world’s greenest cities.

Two Roads Hospitality Asia's COO Guy Heywood shares “This award is a testament to the hard work and commitment from our developers and our Alila Anji team who had crafted and delivered the Alila Anji Experience. It also shows that taking an ecological approach to hospitality development, far from being a handicap, can bring its own rewards”.

AHEAD Awards

Hosted by Sleeper Magazine, the world’s leading publication in hotel design, the Ahead Awards are made up of four annual, regional awards schemes over two years culminating in a global biennale. The European Award has been the benchmark of excellence in European hospitality design for 15 years with the Asia, Americas and MEA schemes now revealing the very best of the world’s hospitality industry.

Alila Anji Location

This enchanting area of Zhejiang Province was the backdrop to the film Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and has been preserved as China’s first national ecology county and a sustainable environmental development zone. The private resort nestles in green hills with views over a timelessly picturesque lake in a natural area ideally suited to leisure and rural tourism, escape and rejuvenation.

Alila Anji Design Ethos

Designed to complement the outstanding natural beauty of the region, Alila Anji develops the rich heritage and aesthetic of its surroundings with clean contemporary lines. Elegant interiors use native woods, bamboo and stone. Comfort and contentment grow from discrete luxury here.

Alila Anji Facilities

On immaculate grounds with stunning elevated lake views, 74 stately villas and rooms have created a peaceful oasis remote from city stresses. Guests may enjoy the indoor Pool, conference centre including VIP lounge and ballroom, gym, cooking, outward bound experiences including boating, cycling, fishing, photography, cultural experiences, bird watching and foraging for local produce.

Alila Anji Dining Experience

Chose between international cuisine and a traditional Chinese restaurant with five private dining rooms, farm-to-table cuisine offers a true taste of Anji County. Gourmet picnics and candlelit dinners are also available for romantic ‘al fresco’ dining.

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Surprisingly Different
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, personalized hospitality, and bespoke learning journeys. Alila means “Surprise” in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any of Alila's hotels & resorts is to embark on a destination experience – be it in recreating the flavors of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila. For more information visit, follow us on Instagram @AlilaHotels or like us on Facebook.

About Two Roads Hospitality
Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent and lifestyle hotels with almost 100 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings. For more information on Two Roads Hospitality, visit, follow us on Twitter @TwoRoadsHotels, or like us on Facebook.

About DISCOVERY programme
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