Alila Wuzhen and The Venice of the East
The ever growing Alila Hotels will open their third property in China by November this year with close proximity to all the sights Wuzhen has to offer.
Located just an hour’s drive from Hangzhou and 1.5 hours from Shanghai, Alila Wuzhen is a 5-minute drive from the famous Wuzhen Water Town. Alila Wuzhen is inspired by the town’s maze of quiet canals and ancient alleyways in a modern twist with 125 generously appointed suites, villas and pool villas all wrapped around private courtyards and intertwining waterways in a tranquil setting.
Designed by one of the most prominent architectural firms in China, GOA, the minimalist aesthetics laid out in Alila Wuzhen is an adaption of the heritage building inherent, south of the Yantze River. The architecture is a reimagination of traditional space reconstruction – of streets, lanes, courtyards and public areas – giving it new functionalities and purpose. A peaceful environment reigns in this private quarters and prevalent in every guest room. The main public spaces are gathered around a central water courtyard with water features dissecting indoor and outdoor spaces throughout the resort.
With all the beauty outside the resort, Alila is here to assist with their Alila Experiences to help guests immerse themselves in the picturesque beauty and charm of Wuzhen’s 1300-year-old water town. Guests can choose the “Watertown” Package with the choice of “Old” vs the “New” Experience between a free & easy excursion to the ancient water town with complimentary car transfer or they can experience a mini test drive of the NIO ES8, China’s version of the Tesla to explore the new Wuzhen. Additional activities guests can find with Alila’s themed excursions is local Shadow Play, Water Market and Bamboo Pole Performance on a canal tour to make most of the day.
There are also ways for guests to enjoy themselves inside the resort with a wide range of restaurants, facilities and services to choose from. Four distinct restaurant and bars providing a delightful dining experience for the palate for whatever the occasion. From a romantic dinner for two or a family gathering, enjoy a variety of restaurants including Shui Shi Kou, featuring a mix of Western and Asian cuisine; Si Shui & Private Dining Room featuring Cantonese and local Wuzhen cuisine; and The Sai Bai, a Day & Night Bar offering afternoon tea and an extensive choice of local “San Bai Wine” and Whisky.
Other facilities at Alila Wuzhen include Spa Alila, a state-of-the-art gym with private yoga studio, as well as curated meeting and event space catering for up to 500 guests.
Alila Wuzhen is almost ready to open guest sense of adventure with new and exciting places. As a special treat, enjoy the Alila Wuzhen “Watertown” Package, that will include accommodations in a Garden Suite, daily breakfast for two, tea basket of traditional Wuzhen Watertown snacks, One Memorable Moment – a couple or family snapshot at Alila Wuzhen, and a choice between the “Old” or “New” Experience to visit the town. Opening rates start at USD 289++ per night for a minimum booking of a 2-night stay and will be available from now until 31st March 2019.
The Venice of the East is ready to bring in new experiences and memories with the help of Alila Wuzhen to guide guests in any way possible. Opening 1st November 2018, let the end of the year begin with a new adventure. For more information. Visit www.alilahotels.com today.