Alila Solo, Java, reflects spirit of the place through batik art


Alila Solo is an urban resort and city retreat located on Java, Indonesia. Located at the gateway of Surakarta (Solo), the royal centre of the ancient Javanese kingdoms, the city is renowned for its rich court arts and rituals. The hotel is perfectly sited for those who want to explore the Javanese culture, with key cultural attractions, nearby, including stately royal palaces and the world’s largest Buddhist temple “Borobudur”. The thriving artistic scene in, Solo, which is famous for its batik arts, is reflected throughout the hotel, which comes complete with four Alila suites, all with their own terraces and swimming pools.

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Eight towers of accommodation surround the main hotel tower, positioned to create a star-like pattern of interior corridors. A palette of stone – marble, travertine and granite – is softened by light-coloured woods and eloquent accents such as batik motifs. A floating batik-inspired sculpture presents a striking centrepiece in the high-ceilinged lobby.

Guest rooms rise from level seven upwards, ensuring wonderful views of the city for all.

The hotel is also home to a rooftop terrace bar, with panoramic views of the city, from the temples and volcanoes through to the surrounding jungle. Alila Solo’s facilities include a restaurant, serving authentic Indonesia food and creative Western fare and lounge bar, a Spa Alila with three treatment rooms, a state of the art gym, wellness centre, expansive swimming pool and sun deck and a Kid’s Club. Mice facilities include a 2100 sqm ballroom, complete with the latest in audio and visual and fifteen meeting rooms.

Alila Solo is the second  Alila Hotels & Resorts property to open this autumn. Alila Hotels & Resorts is a boutique hotel group renowned for their architecture, design and strict eco credentials.