Alila Solo, the latest addition to the Alila hotel group which opened in November 2015, offers an absorbing mix of modern architecture, culture, history, and dramatic landscapes in one of Indonesia’s most talked about cities in the past few years. The property takes the Alila experience to this humble town, grouping them according to guests’ preferences, from cultural learning, culinary, to private pursuits, allowing them a stay that is tailor-made to their needs and desires.
Why you’ll want to go: Located in the heritage-rich city of Surakarta, or Solo, the property is the first luxury hotel of international standard in the city. It is home Solo’s largest hotel ballroom, the highest rooftop, and offers access to the many cultural and natural wonders of Central Java.
Rooms: Architects Denton Corker Marshall have inserted 255 rooms into nine towers ranging from 11 to 28 storeys—sheathed in marble, travertine and granite—that rise like futuristic monoliths above a tree-lined street.
Things you can do: Guests are put at easy distance from Solo’s cultural attractions from royal palaces and magnificent temples, such as Candi Cetho and Candi Sukuh to exquisite batik textiles. Those looking for relaxation can get pampered with the hotel’s Spa Alila that blends Asian healing techniques with age-old beauty recipes, or take a yoga or meditation class.
For more information, visit Alila Solo.