Sowing the Seeds of Sustainability
SINCE its inception in 2002, Alila Hotels & Resorts has been an advocate of sustainable tourism, integrating commerce, conservation and community towards “conscious travel”. Each of its hotels aims to provide travellers with an enjoyable stay whilst benefitting and bettering the local community.
As the tallest building in Solo, and a landmark of luxury hospitality in the region, Alila Solo aims to lead by example. As part of its commitment towards “conscious travel”, its Sky Garden on the rooftop grows a range of organic ingredients that are harvested fresh for use in the hotel’s restaurants. Additionally, the Sky Garden helps in the management of food waste, with organic food waste being recycled in the garden in the form of compost.
Besides providing a sustainable supply of fresh produce, the Sky Garden is also where guests participating in the hotel’s Cooking Class can learn more about the garden and handpick the ingredients they will cook with at Épice restaurant. In this journey from garden to plate, guests will learn how to cook three or four authentic Indonesian dishes, which they will then enjoy for lunch in the venue of their choice: the main restaurant, pool deck or in their room or suite. A truly nourishing and memorable experience to be savoured long after leaving Solo.
Selected ingredients are also harvested from the organic garden and used to create signature cocktails by the resident mixologists of Agra Rooftop bar and lounge. Guests can try their hand at concocting these garden-to-glass tipples in a fun Mixology Class for two, learning how to whip up a cocktail like a pro from Agra’s bartenders. Guests will be served a delicious platter of food to share while waiting to unleash their inner mixologist.
These immersive Alila Experiences can be booked by guests during their stay at Alila Solo:
Épice Cooking Class: IDR 480,000++ / person
Agra Mixology Class: IDR 528,000++ / person
For reservations, email us at: [email protected]
For more information: Alila Hotels