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Alila Hotels and Resorts

Alila Hotels

The Group:  Alila manages a range of unique luxury hotels and next-generation, high-end resorts in the Asia-Pacific region. With a reputation for strong design and cultural sensitivity the group's stated philosophy is to 'blend luxury living, the environment and social responsibility'.
Alila in Sanskrit means 'surprise' which is a fitting name for hotels and resorts that promise 'something different' in luxury tourism. A strong belief of the group is that visitors should enjoy and learn from the local culture for a 'total destination experience'. Activities such as cooking classes in local cuisine, healing arts or thrilling adventure sports are offered to create a memorable journey as well as a memorable holiday.
Spa Alila is a signature at all of  the hotels and resorts and provides unique, ancient Asian treatments using fresh, natural, high-end ingredients and products. Local therapists are trained in a range of spa-specific treatments.
Mark Edleson     
Stunning, yet eco-sensitive, contemporary design features in the success of the group, and Alila Villas Hadahaa was the first resort in the Maldives to meet the rigorous standards of Green Globe (an international certification program for the travel and tourism industry managed by EC3 Global).

The List:  Alila - Alila Cha-Am, Thailand; Alila Diwa Goa, India; Alila Jakarta, Indonesia; Alila Manggi, Bali and Alila Ubud, Bali.

Alila Villas - Alila Villas Hadahaa, Maldives; Alila Villas Soori, Bali and Alila Villas, Uluwatu, Bali. Alila is also embarking on new villas in China, Oman and the Gulf region.
by Alila - 3 Nagas, Luang Prabang  and Kemang Icon, Jakarta.


The Creator:   Alila founder and CEO Mark Edleson takes his responsibilities to the natural world very seriously. "It is part of the DNA of Alila to be environmentally sensitive", he has said. Mark has been associated with an impressive number of successful brands in the leisure industry; he was a founder of the Nusa Pacific Group that owns upscale hotel properties in Indonesia; a founding partner of GHM Indonesia, which operates a number of boutique hotels. He was also in at the forefront of private residence clubs as one of the founding partners of The Odyssey Club, which has now merged with Exclusive Resorts. He is also President of the owning company of the Amanjiwo resort in Indonesia, and a founding partner of Mandara Spa Asia, a worldwide leader in resort spas.

New Luxury Hotels: Alila Luang Prabang , Laos opened August 2010

Luxury links:  www.alilahotels.com

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