Uncover The Historic Grandeur Of Indonesia With Alila Hotels And Resorts

Your Gateway To Exploring The Richest Cultures In South East Asia And Beyond

While Bali is the ultimate paradise spot tourists often flock to, Indonesia has so much more to offer aside from this popular destination. The world’s largest archipelago is home to thousands of islands and bustling cities steeped in centuries of culture and history waiting to be explored.

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s an ideal time to jet to cities in the island of Java, made even more alluring by two of Alila Hotels and Resorts’ compelling properties, Alila Solo and Alila Jakarta. Alila takes its name from the Sanskrit for ‘surprise’ to create breathtaking, eco-friendly and “surprisingly different” destinations spanning South Asia to the Middle East and integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments.

Begin your journey in the pulsing metropolis of Jakarta. The heritage-steeped royal capital on the Indonesian island of Java is an ideal launch point for travels throughout Indonesia, and Alila Jakarta is the optimal choice for a high-end stay. Situated in the thicket of Jakarta's central Old Batavia, where chiming food carts, fruit stalls, and motorbikes inundate the streets of the hot urban jungle, the hotel overlooks the Presidential Palace and the National Museum (Monas). Just a stone throw away from the city's business district and the biggest Indonesian trade centre, and 45 minutes from the Soekarno Hatta International airport, you’ll be right in the epicentre of both business and pleasure.

Offering immediate proximity to the city yet stark quietude within their doors, the bustle of the outside world evaporates into tranquility upon entering the hotel doors. Conceived as a haven of relaxation and contemporary style, Alila Jakarta offers a cool, modern retreat. The clean, modern lines of our stylish Jakarta hotel embrace an abstract-minimalist interior combining functional office space and chic living areas. For those looking for that extra bit of indulgence, a stay in the Executive Rooms and Suites offers the privileges of the Executive Lounge including personalised check-in, daily buffet and a la carte breakfast, all-day free flow of non-alcoholic beverages, juices, tea and coffee and daily evening cocktail from 6 pm to 8 pm.

The adventure continues as continue on to explore what is arguably the epicentre of Javanese identity and tradition in Surakarta, or Solo, as it is better known. Steeped in ancient traditions and heir to the Mataram kingdom, this city offers access to the many cultural and natural wonders of Central Java, from royal palaces and magnificent, mysterious temples to exquisite batik textiles. Enjoy discovering the rich history in one of the least Westernised cities on the island while indulging in your luxurious stay at Alila Solo. The highest building in the Central Javanese city, the hotel has taken the hospitality industry in Solo to the greatest heights yet. Rising above Solo's main commercial avenue, sophistication peaks at the rooftop, where an exclusive Executive Lounge and rooftop bar offers unparalleled panoramic views of the city skyline, spanning spectacular vistas of the region’s valleys and volcanoes.

In the spirit of the Christmas season, we have teamed up with Alila Hotels And Resorts to bring you a wonderful giveaway. For more information, and your chance to win, head on over here to enter.


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