Alila Hotels & Resorts Named ‘Hotel Group of the Year’ at the ULTRAs 2017
29 May 2017
The boutique hotel group, Alila Hotels and Resorts, has been awarded ‘Hotel Group of the Year’ at The Telegraph’s ULTRAs in London.
The ULTRAs awards ceremony took place at The Savoy, London, on Monday 22 May. It was a celebration of the best hotels, airlines, tour operators and cruise companies across the globe.
Collecting the award from HRH Princess Beatrice of York, was Two Roads Hospitality Asia's CEO, Frederic Flageat-Simon. He said: “The ULTRAs is akin to an OSCAR and we are extremely proud and humbled by this fantastic brand endorsement. We are constantly striving to exceed our guests’ expectations with our personalized hospitality in keeping with our philosophy of integrating commerce, community, and conservation. I have no doubt this award will further inspire our team in delivering exceptional experiences for our guests in 2017 and beyond.”
2017 is an incredibly exciting year for brand Alila. July sees the opening of Alila Fort Bishangarh in Rajasthan – a 230-year old fortress which has been seven years in the restoration. Also opening in July is Alila Yangshuo in Guilin, China. This former working sugar mill has been transformed into a spectacular modern retro resort set against stunning landscapes with its own karst hills within the resort. Other openings scheduled for early next year are Alila Villas Koh Russey, a private island in the Koh Rong archipelago in Cambodia and Alila Koggala in Sri Lanka.
Alila Hotels and Resorts launched in Indonesia 15 years ago. Today it is the contemporary luxury brand under Two Roads Hospitality and manages ten hotels and resorts in India and the Asia Pacific region, including a luxurious Phinisi ship, Alila Purnama. A compelling mix of cultures and styles, each Alila hotel has been created by a carefully chosen team of architects, interiors designers, and artisans, meaning every property has its own personality and distinct sense of place. However, each one is proud to draw on Alila’s impeccable credentials –innovative design, style, a stunning environment, a commitment to sustainable tourism and a thoughtful, personal service.
The ULTRAs are one of the most prestigious award shows in the travel industry. Voted for by 500,000 readers of The Daily Telegraph’s Ultratravel, they recognize the world’s best providers of luxury travel experiences.
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 www.alilahotels.com,
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 www.tworoadshotels.com,
About DISCOVERY programme
A memorable trip demands more than a comfortable stay. DISCOVERY, an award-winning global loyalty programme, provides nearly 10 million members recognition and perks across 550 hotels, resorts, and palaces in 76 countries. Elite members have the opportunity to immerse themselves in local culture through Local Experiences, distinctive activities that capture an authentic taste of each destination. For more information visit www.discoveryloyalty.com