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Alila Solo Welcomes Alasdair Davidson as General Manager

JAWA TENGAH, ID. August 23, 2017 - Alila Solo is pleased to announce the appointment of Alasdair Davidson as the hotelís new General Manager. Alasdair is a veteran in the hospitality industry with more than 20 years of international experience acquired in the Maldives, India, Australia, Fiji, Indonesia and Japan. He is also a long-established member of the Alila team, having previously held senior executive positions at Alila Maldives and Alila Diwa Goa, followed by three years as General Manager of the brandís iconic Alila Ubud in Bali.

Alasdair returns to the Alila family following his most recent position as General Manager of Odin Hospitality in Hokkaido, Japan. Now at the helm of Alila Solo, he looks forward to elevating the hotelís renowned service excellence, further curating guest experiences that have made this landmark Solo hotel the first choice for a superlative stay in the city and a vibrant lifestyle destination for all.

Alila Solo

Rising above Soloís main commercial avenue, Alila Solo offers a luxurious stay in this heritage-steeped city, distinguished by bespoke service, modern style and innovative, resort-inspired facilities that are second to none in the region. Guests can enjoy 270-degree views from AGRA rooftop bar, the highest entertainment venue in Central Java, swim in a near-Olympic-sized landscaped pool, immerse in the regionís only Contrast Bath Therapy at Spa Alila, and host memorable occasions at the cityís largest event venue. Elevating the luxury hotel experience further, its 255 rooms and suites include the sky-high Alila Suites with private plunge pool, and a spectacular 200 sqm Presidential Suite with sweeping city views. An ideal venue for business travellers, corporate retreats and relaxing city escapes, Alila Solo also offers unlimited access to Central Javaís many cultural and natural wonders.

About Alila

The hallmark of Alila is the combination of innovative design and luxury in unique locations, set apart by an unprecedented level of private space, crafted artisanship, personalized hospitality, and bespoke journeys. Alila means ďSurpriseĒ in Sanskrit, which suitably describes the refreshing character of our properties and impressions of our guests when they stay with us. In support of sustainable tourism, Alila hotels adopt EarthCheck operating standards, integrating the natural, physical and cultural elements of their environments. To stay at any of Alila's hotels & resorts is to embark on a destination experience Ė be it in recreating the flavors of the local cuisine, enhancing your well-being through ancient healing arts or the thrill of adventure sports, you will re-discover the luxury of living at Alila. For more information visit www.alilahotels.com, follow us on Instagram @AlilaHotels or like us on Facebook

About Two Roads Hospitality

Created in September 2016, Two Roads Hospitality is an international lifestyle company encompassing an unrivaled collection of distinctive properties, passionate people, and remarkable experiences around the globe. The company is named for the newly-merged Commune and Destination Hotels, bringing together over 40 years of combined expertise exclusively dedicated to the boutique and lifestyle space. Comprised of Joie de Vivre Hotels, Thompson Hotels, Destination Hotels, tommie and Alila Hotels & Resorts, the company is the leading operator of independent and lifestyle hotels with almost 100 properties in eight countries and growing, also boasting an extensive roster of award-winning restaurants and bars, stunning vacation residences, world-class golf courses, and indigenous spa and wellness offerings. For more information on Two Roads Hospitality, visit www.tworoadshotels.com, follow us on Twitter @TwoRoadsHotels, or like us on Facebook.

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Hotel Law: Issues & Events
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