Alila Yangshuo to open in Guilin, China
May 23, 2017: Alila Hotels and Resorts has announced the opening of its second property in China, the Alila Yangshuo. Set amongst picturesque karst mountains, rolling green hills and meandering rivers, Alila Yangshuo was once a working sugar mill, now converted into a modern retro resort of 117 rooms, suites and villas, combining stylish simplicity with exceptional comfort and convenience.
Located in Guilin, one of the world’s most stunning landscapes and overlooking the scenic panorama of the Li River, Alila Yangshuo is a 1.2 hour drive from Guilin Liangjiang Airport and only a 30 minute car journey from the Yangshuo railway station. The designers have artfully incorporated elements of the retro 1960’s sugar mill architecture into the common areas of Alila Yangshuo as seen in the hollow wall structure and in the transformation of the original sugarcane dock into a swimming pool.
The resort will offer multiple dining options including the Sugar House Restaurant (serving a selection of Chinese and Western cuisine based on a seasonal farm to table menu); and 1969 Bar
(includes an in-house rum distillery, focusing on delectable cocktails centred around sugar and rum).
Helmed by a dedicated Alila Leisure Concierge team, guests are invited to explore and discover the charm and beauty of the Yangshuo region, providing bespoke activities across five themes - Cultural Learning, Conscious Living, Active Spirits, Culinary Arts and Couple Celebration.
Offering guests exclusive treatments that combine the finest traditions of East and West, Spa Alila at Alila Yangshuo promises to rejuvenate guests and leave them with a sense of renewed well-being. The walls and floors are made from underground volcanic rocks unearthed during construction which produced the jewelled hues in the cave-like interiors. Comprised of five state-of-the-art treatment rooms, guests can enjoy their spa experience in the intimate indoor spaces or outdoors in the Villa garden.
Other facilities at Alila Yangshuo include an outdoor swimming pool, a library, the Alila Living boutique, creative design spaces for up to 20 guests and a private pier for destination dining. A fully equipped gym features a cardio theatre, a separate weights area plus Power Plates and a Kinesis wall and Play Alila, a kid’s club catering to the hotel’s younger guests, offers an array of games and toys as well as supervised indoor and outdoor activities.
Primed to open in July, room rates start from CNY1380.