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Two Roads’ Alila Hotels & Resorts Plans U.S. Debut

DENVER—Two Roads Hospitality’s Alila Hotels & Resorts is set to expand into North America. Singapore-based Alila, which became part of the Two Roads Hospitality portfolio in June 2015, will open its first North American resort property in California’s Big Sur in the fall.

“The introduction of Alila Hotels & Resorts to the North American market is a significant milestone in Two Roads’ international growth strategy,” said Jamie Sabatier, CEO of Two Roads Hospitality. “As a brand that is long synonymous with opening resorts in spectacular, bucket-list destinations, it couldn’t be more fitting that Alila’s U.S. debut will be along the iconic Big Sur coastline. This opening will strengthen the global footprint of Alila and further cement its position as a luxury leader in the boutique and lifestyle sector.” 

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, will usher in a reimagined luxury resort experience through a multimillion-dollar comprehensive revitalization to its 59 guestrooms, suites and villas, a full-service Spa Alila, two enhanced outdoor pools with a new infinity-edge hot tub and outdoor Japanese hot baths. Additionally, The Sur House restaurant will have a new concept and expanded oceanview patio, as well as views of the Pacific Ocean.

“Since the Post family settled in Big Sur at the end of the 19th century, Big Sur has represented the confluence of ocean, forest, mindfulness and artistry unparalleled anywhere else in the world. I couldn’t be more excited for the opening of Ventana Big Sur to once again bring travelers back to this special part of the world,” said John Pritzker, co-chairman of Two Roads Hospitality and founding partner and director of Geolo Capital.

Ventana’s resort-wide enhancements also will include a new Social House with three lifestyle spaces for relaxing and connecting; the new 7,000-sq.-ft. Ocean Meadow Lawn for events and celebrations; Glass House Gallery; Alila Experience Program with discovery-based guest activities; and the debut of a luxury camping experience—Redwood Canyon Glampsites—in the resort’s 20-acre redwood-canopied forest.

Alila Hospitalities include daily, guided walks, yoga, Tai Chi and Pilates classes, as well as nightly wine tastings and cheese pairings. An on-site experience coordinator is available to arrange further adventures.

“At Alila, we strive to deliver holistic experiences that go beyond the typical and traditional, combining transformative programming with world-class service and amenities,” said Frederic Flageat-Simon, CEO, Two Roads Hospitality, Asia. “Unveiling the brand in the U.S. is an exciting step for our company, and we look forward to introducing Alila’s innovative hospitality approach to our North American guests.”