Celebrating its first anniversary in November, Alila is the city’s first international-standard luxury hotel – an urban retreat that’s both tradition-inspired and technology-driven, offering culturally rich encounters and resort-inspired facilities within a city oasis. Poised on a leafy tree-lined street rising above the heritage-rich city’s main avenue, Alila Solo features a strikingly innovative design with nine 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 then softened by light wood hues and elegant batik patterns and continued throughout the hotel’s design theme. The 255 rooms and suites at Alila Solo – all with wonderful city views – continue to 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, whilst four Alila Suites offer a luxurious 90 sq.m. living space LV 19 & 22 that extends to a private hanging garden terrace with plunge pool. The pinnacle of accommodation perfection, The Presidential Suite (200 sq.m.), has its own separate living and dining room with a full service pantry, as well as a multi-functional room, yoga room, walk-in wardrobe and an oversized bathroom and bedroom. Outside of the rooms and suites, Alila Solo continues to dazzle. Beginning with Largo, a realm of resort-like relaxation located on level six, guests can take a dip in the large swimming pool, soak up the heat on the sun deck, relax at Spa Alila or work out at the two-storey Gym Alila, whilst the little ones can play in the children’s pool and club.
Largo also serves light bites and thirst quenchers such as fresh smoothies or es campur on trays, delivered to your sundeck and cabanas along with complimentary sun care services, whilst the main restaurant, Épice, serves farm to-table, all-day dining using the freshest local ingredients that are whizzed into juices, infused with local spices to create Javanese as well as Pan-Asian specialties, and skilfully prepared as hearty international favourites. Sophistication peaks at the Sky Lounge on Level 30 (Solo’s finest executive lounge with first class services such as a fully equipped business centre, secretarial services, express check-in and check-out services, wine hour and all-day refreshments) and at the rooftop bar on level 29, Agra, where eclectic tapas and creative cocktails are served against the panoramic backdrop of the region’s verdant valleys and volcanoes. 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 truly is unrivalled when it comes to luxury accommodation, prime access to the many cultural and natural wonders – and business potential – of Central Java.