Alila Villas Uluwatu in Bali has won the much-coveted ‘Best Dressed Hotel’ category at the inaugural Smith Hotel Awards, as well as being named as runner up for the prestigious ‘Best Smith Hotel 2013’, the most hotly contested award of the night. The resort’s striking design combined with its jaw dropping setting proved a winning combination, cementing the hotel’s position as one of the most desirable hotels worldwide.
The awards, created by the boutique hotel experts Mr. and Mrs Smith,
celebrated everything from the best looking to the best cooking. Created
to pay homage to the world’s most desirable hotels, the awards also
coincided with Mr and Mrs Smith’s 10th anniversary.
Alila Villas Uluwatu beat off stiff competition from more than 900
Smith hotels, with nearly 50,000 people taking part by public vote
before a panel of 36 expert judges whittled it down to just 12 ultimate
winners. The winners were announced in a glittering ceremony held in
London last week, attended by over 600 of the most influential people in
the hospitality industry.
Set on the rugged coast of Bukit Peninsula in Bali, Alila Villas
Uluwatu, is a cool and contemporary resort that combines eco-friendly
design with a dramatic backdrop. The hotel has become known for its
iconic ‘bird’s nest’, a relaxing space that is suspended over the side
of limestone cliffs with sweeping panoramic views of the Indian Ocean.
Judges from the Smith Awards described Alila Villas Uluwatu as
“Undoubtedly the chicest cliff top in the world…breath-taking views,
endless relaxation and service beyond anything experienced before.”
In addition Alila Villas Soori, on the southwest coast of Bali, came
5th in the ‘Sexiest Hotel’ room category, thanks to its contemporary
sensual architecture, that blends seamlessly into the surrounding paddy
fields and coastline. (TravelandTourWorld)
Alila Villas Uluwatu