The Alila luxury hotel chain will launch its first luxury sail boat, it announced on Monday.
The boat will make its inaugural six-day voyage on December 15 from Raja Ampat in Indonesia’s West Papua province and will take guests around the Indonesian islands.The sailing journey will be part of a 10-day vacation package priced at $62,000, which will include a three-night stay at the group’s villas in Uluwatu and Soori.
The sailing boat, christened Alila Purnama, which means ‘The Full Moon’ in Indonesian, will have a crew of 16 and can accommodate up to 10 guests.
The boat, a traditional Phinisi Indonesian two-mast sailing boat, is 46 meters long and consists of three decks. The furniture on board the ship will be custom-made from teak, rattan and other locally sourced materials from Indonesia.
The Alila Purnama will have four air-conditioned cabins, each with queen-sized beds and ensuite bathrooms. There is also a master suite, featuring large wraparound windows with panoramic views of the sea. The luxury vessel will also feature a library, lounge, bar, an indoor dining area that can seat up to 12, and oversized daybeds in the main outdoor deck. The vessel will also offer free wifi.
The luxury sailboat also has its own fully licensed PADI dive center, including equipment for kayaking, surfing, fishing and snorkelling. “For this first boat in our collection, we are trying to cater to nature lovers and divers for the luxury market,” Alila vice president of sales Brandon Chan told Relaxnews.
The Alila chain of hotels operates a group of hotels and resorts in Southeast Asia, including China. “We do have a market for China; in fact a large number of Chinese tourists come toAlila hotels,” said Chan. The group, which launched its Chinese website on Monday, is looking to open its first three villa properties in China over the next three years.
In 2007, India-based Oberoi Hotels & Resorts also launched its own bespoke luxury cruise with the Oberoi Zahra, a luxury vessel with 25 cabins, offering the jetset a seven-day vacation cruising down Egypt’s Nile River.