AMERICA, MEET ALILA
A FAVOURITE RETREAT IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA, ALILA HOTELS & RESORTS is taking its style of eco-friendly luxury to North America. Known for nestling into stunning destinations (think high on Oman’s verdant Jabal Akhdar and overlooking the Indian Ocean from limestone cliffs on Bali), its American debut looks like it will not disappoint, situated on California’s epic Big Sur coastline. Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort is slated to open autumn this year, following a multimillion-dollar restoration of the previously-known-as Ventana Inn & Spa property, and will vaunt 59 revamped guest rooms with access to a full-service Spa Alila, two enhanced outdoor pools, and new infinity-edge hot tub and outdoor Japanese hot baths. Additionally, Alila’s comprehensive Experience Program will be available, with plenty of activities to help discover the remarkable region, and – for the camper accustomed to the finer things – the debut of glamping in the resort’s 20-acre redwood forest.