Alila Hotels & Resorts has made its North American debut – and what a debut it is, taking over the celebrated Ventana Big Sur Resort on California’s ruggedly beautiful central coast following a multimillion dollar refurbishment. Perched peacefully at the edge of the Pacific, enveloped by towering redwood trees and expanses of sun-dappled meadow, the natural surrounds are impossible to improve upon.
The recent investment sees all 59 rooms, suites and villas beautifully refreshed, many with patios or balconies to soak up the views; and with luxury soaking tubs and fireplaces to help you sink into a state of bliss. Spa Alila takes that bliss one step further – think aromatherapy steam shower, relaxation decks and outdoor cabanas overlooking the forest, plus two outdoor pools. Free spirits will also delight in activities such as drum circles and quartz bowl energy sound baths.
Weddings and events will be made even more memorable thanks to an enormous new Ocean Meadow Lawn; the Social House at the heart of the resort connects guests and provides ample opportunity for fun and relaxation; and the Sur House Restaurant showcases Pacific-sourced seafood, local free-range meats and homemade accoutrements alongside local wines in a breathtaking setting.