The group will expand its portfolio into two new countries - Cambodia and ChinaAlila, the contemporary luxury brand under Commune Hotels & Resorts and one of the most innovative boutique hotel brands, renowned for its architecture, design and strict eco credentials, will launch six new properties in 2016. The luxury Alila brand is set to expand its portfolio into two new countries, opening new properties in Cambodia and China alongside a third property in Jakarta, Indonesia and a heritage property in India.
Opening in the second quarter next year, Alila SCBD will be the Alila’s third property in Jakarta and will serve as a vibrant and modern retreat for both young urbanities and business travellers. Located in the heart of Jakarta's Financial District, next door to the Indonesia Stock Exchange, with convenient access to leading corporate offices, world-class shopping and entertainment facilities. Guests can choose from one of the 227 contemporary rooms and suites including the Executive Suites set on the top floor and offering access to an exclusive lounge.
The hotel will also be home to the first South East Asian outposts of the Hakkasan, Sake no Hana and OMNIA luxury lifestyle brands. The two new restaurants and nightclub, managed by Hakkasan Group and owned by investors KJA Jakarta, will ensure the hotel is the ultimate destination for dining and entertainment in the city.
Three new Alila properties are set to launch in China next year starting from the second quarter. Alila Anji will be located in the heart of the Zhejiang province, surrounded by the pristine beauty of bamboo groves and white-tea plantations. As the location of the Oscar winning movie ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’, the area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty thanks to over 60,000 hectares of bamboo groves, with over 40 different species found within the region. The resort will resemble a traditional Chinese village, featuring 74 stately villas and suites with elevated views across the lake, perfect for guests looking for quiet indulgence and fresh air. The first Spa Alila in China will be a destination within itself, with seven treatment rooms and an extensive menu of health, beauty and restorative treatments, including traditional Chinese medicine inspired treatment. Alila Yangshuo, originally a sugar mill, it will now become a historical yet contemporary design resort. As well as 118 rooms, suites and villas, Alila Yangshuo will feature a signature restaurant, exhibition hall, Kids Club, Spa Alila, a meeting loft and library for private gatherings and a stunning infinity-edged pool that connects to the Li River. The third property to open in China next year, Alila Tianxi Lake, will overlook a stunning lake and contemporary luxury golf course. It will also feature 68 suites and 13 villas, two restaurants, an event space, cooking studio, an indoor and outdoor pool, Spa Alila, a library and herb garden.
In Jaipur - India, Alila Fort Bishangarh will launch in the fourth quarter next year following the restoration of the beautiful 230 year-old Rajasthan Fort. Positioned on a granite hill in the Arvalli Mountain Range, with spectacular 360-degree views, the warrior fort is thought to be the only one of its kind to be converted into a heritage resort and is a unique example of the Jaipur Gharana architecture influenced by both the Mughals and the British. The all-suite resort will feature 59 stately suites with stunning views.
Leisure facilities within the fort will include an outpost of Spa Alila, two specialty restaurants, an all-day coffee lounge, a bar and cigar room, wine cellar and library. Down the hill, the public areas will include a pool, pool terrace and juice bar, fitness centre and a ‘Play Soldiers Club’ for children.
Alila Villas Koh Russey, Cambodia will launch by the end of the year, the five-star eco resort will be the first ‘Villas’ resort outside Bali. Located amid the Koh Rong archipelago, Alila Villas Koh Russey will be a 15-minute boat ride from the Cambodian coast, offering pristine bays, dramatic peninsulas, white-sand beaches and tropical forests. The resort will feature one and two-bedroom villas, each with its own terrace, private pool and garden. For the ultimate in luxury, the resort’s four-bedroom pool villa features a large living area, kitchen, master bedroom, three guest bedrooms and an expansive outdoor terrace and pool area. The resort will offer a wealth of in-house facilities including a beachfront Spa Alila, Kids Club, Beachside Grill, Sunset Bar on the Western Cape and the Ridge Restaurant with five-star international and local cuisine.
Commune Hotels & Resorts will have 15 new properties in Asia by 2018, with further expansion in China, India, Indonesia and its first resorts in West Malaysia, Alila Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur and its first resort in East Malaysia, Alila Dalit Bay.