Kempinski signs to manage new property in Ubud, Bali

i By August 2, 2023 No Comments

Kempinski Hotels has signed an agreement to manage a new-build, hilltop hideaway in the heart of Bali, Indonesia.

Located close to the emerald rice terraces and coffee plantations of Tegalalang village, The Apurva Kempinski Ubud, Bali, is the latest hospitality project from Indonesian real estate developer PT. Panorama Indah Dewata. It is expected to open in 2027.

“We are incredibly excited to announce our second Balinese property in partnership with PT. Panorama Indah Dewata, reinforcing our commitment to delivering exceptional hospitality experiences in the world’s most beautiful destinations,” says Bernold Schroeder, chief executive officer and chairman of the Executive Board, Kempinski Group. “With this new addition to our Indonesian portfolio, we will offer travelers two distinct Balinese experiences, combining beachfront bliss in Nusa Dua with a serene hillside escape in the heart of Ubud, both underpinned by the warmth and generosity of Balinese hospitality.”

The 160-key Apurva Kempinski Ubud will be situated on a south-facing ridge overlooking an expanse of green in central Bali. Like its sister property in Nusa Dua, the hotel’s interior design will be led by Rudy Dodo of Jakarta-based studio Trivium Design Group, who also assumes responsibility for the architectural design for this latest project.

The property’s guestrooms and villas will cascade down the jungle-covered slopes around an open-sided lobby lounge. Accommodation includes rooms and suites starting from 645 square feet, Cliff Villas complete with outdoor decks and private pools integrated into the natural surroundings, and six 2,150+ square-foot Villas set in the forest.

Other amenities at Apurva Kempinski Ubud include an infinity pool, a rooftop lounge and bar, and a specialty restaurant delivering panoramic views along with a menu that celebrates the diversity of Indonesian cuisine.

The resort will also be home to a Balinese spa offering a wide range of rejuvenating treatments. At the heart of the resort, a tropical aviary will provide sanctuary for a menagerie of exotic birdlife from Indonesia and beyond, including the critically endangered Bali mynah, also known as the Jalak.

When it opens in 2027, The Apurva Kempinski Ubud will become the second Kempinski resort in Bali, following the opening of The Apurva Kempinski Bali in 2019. It will also be the third management agreement signed, following last year’s announcement for The Apurva Kempinski Lombok, which will open in 2027.

“For the last five years, we have worked alongside Kempinski to bring new standards of luxury hospitality to Indonesia, building a collection of remarkable properties infused with the essence of Indonesian culture,” says Grace Katuari, chief executive ifficer, PT. Teluk Agung Alami. “Kempinski brings a wealth of operational expertise and a dash of European elegance to our properties. We look forward to taking the next steps on this exciting project together.”