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ALILA Hotels and Resorts to Open First Modern Luxury Resort in Cha-Am, Thailand

ALILA Hotels and Resorts to Open First Modern Luxury Resort in Cha-Am, Thailand ( The 'surprisingly different' Alila experience has arrived on the beautiful shores of Thailand as Alila Hotels and Resorts gets ready to open Alila Cha-Am next February 2008. This is Alila's first property in Thailand and the first modern luxury beachside resort to be built in the serene seaside town of Cha-Am, a getaway long favoured by the Thai elite, located approximately two hours' drive from Bangkok.

Frederic Simon, Managing Director and COO of Alila Hotels and Resorts says, “We are excited to bring the Alila experience to Thailand. Alila Cha-Am is a modern and ultra-luxury resort that will offer a convergence of Alila's innovations in accommodation, spa and cuisine, combined with the culture and the traditional Thai hospitality. The result promises to be a rewarding and memorable experience for the hotel guest."

Relaxation in contemporary style and sophistication is the hallmark of Alila Cha-Am, designed by Duangrit Bunnag, one of Thailand's leading architects and interior designers. Arrival at the resort offers a spectacular prelude to the experience within, as one walks up the grand entrance stairway to be greeted by a magnificent view stretching across the rooftop reflection pool towards the sea. Gardens, courtyards and terraces balance privacy and connection with the tropical surroundings, seamlessly interconnecting one experience to the next.

The resort features 79 signature rooms and villas, conceived as personal retreats - spacious, elegant and fully connected. Deluxe Rooms and Deluxe Terrace Rooms are designed in various configurations to enhance in-room comforts with openness to the outdoors. The Private Pool Villas are the ultimate retreats, exceptional in every sense, offering 297 square metres of luxurious space, each with its very own landscaped garden, private pool and terrace. All accommodation is furnished with a personal home theatre system, personalised Apple TV and complimentary wi-fi Internet access. Senses will be especially heightened by the spacious bathroom offering guests a 600 x 480 mm true rain shower experience.

As Duangrit Bunnag elaborates, “The design of the project is not just about being 'contemporary' or it just being a resort. The notion of its design is not just about space, light, flow through and styles but about how we connect it with our emotions and promote well-being, stimulate culture, work, play, rest and even eat. One of the intimate needs we have taken care of is the especial rain shower bathroom experience in each room. The rain showers are branded by Ceramiche from Germany. The function of the project is honest and straightforward. We are lucky to have a visionary client and an operator such as Alila that takes this further with its lifestyle concepts."

Guests will enjoy relaxation and wellness on many levels at Alila Cha-Am. Spa Alila soothes with a natural touch in its private treatment and massage suites built around a thermal mineral pool. The wellness experience goes chic at one of the resort's most distinctive features - the Chill Pool and Red Bar - a meeting point for ultra-cool relaxation and play. Guests can go from sipping healthy cocktails while lounging by day, to indulging in spa treatments beneath the night sky or partying in candlelit intimacy.

Dining is one of the highlights of the Alila experience, brought to life at the resort's two signature restaurants - poolside dining at Motion, and on the rooftop alongside the reflection pool at the Zen-style Clouds Loft.

Further development of 25 pool villas (Phase 2) and 45 additional pool villas (Phase 3) will begin mid next year. Alila Hotels and Resorts is also developing other new properties around Thailand, in Bangkok, Samui and Phuket.

Be one of the first to experience the pleasures of Alila Cha-Am. Book any of our Alila Experiences before 15 December 2007 to enjoy pre-opening rates and privileges. Early birds will receive a Gift Voucher for one complimentary night's stay, redeemable anytime before 30 November 2008.

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Surprisingly different…
The name Alila comes from Sanskrit meaning 'surprise' which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and the reaction of our guests upon arrival and throughout their stay with us.

Alila Hotels and Resorts offers a stylish, relaxing environment with a new level of guest experience which is continuously redefined by the latest developments in design and living. Alila Hotels and Resorts fashions uniquely different lifestyle concepts in creating luxurious destination experiences for its guests. The management company has gained much repute as a niche player of exclusive resorts that differentiate themselves by adding that special lifestyle component. The Alila Experiences are centred on building unique emotional “moments of truth” between the guest, the hotel and destination. More information can be found at about its hotels and resorts in Bali and Jakarta.

Currently, Alila is embarking on its next generation of high end luxury resorts Alila Villas in the Maldives, south Bali, China, Thailand, Vietnam and Middle East.

Alila hotels and resorts are members of Design Hotels, properties selected for creative style and outstanding design.

Joyce Tan Director of Corporate Communications Alila Hotels and Resorts (Singapore) Tel: +65 6735 8300 Email: Amante Amante, Jr Public Relations Consultant Alila Cha-Am (Thailand) Tel: +66 896756474 Email: High resolution photographs are available for download at the E-photo library seen at the end of this html.

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