Kimpton Nusa Dua to Debut
The first Kimpton property located in South-east Asia, Kimpton Bali, opens in 2019 featuring 50 luxurious villas. Located in Nusa Dua, the new hotel blends with the local Kimpton hospitality standards, offering a distinct personalised approach to authentic Balinese experiences.
Kimpton Hotels has joined the IHG family, which currently operates more than 488 hotels across seven brands in Asia Pacific, including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, HUALUXE Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn Resort with a further 374 hotels in the development pipeline.
Alila Gets Arty with its Event Spaces
Alila SCBD Jakarta has unveiled two unique event spaces, now available for booking.
Situated at ground level, Alila’s Artisian Bar is designed as a gathering space for the artisan community where financial types meet for drinks and stock market talk amongst a minimalist and modern décor, including curated artworks from across Indonesia.
Alila SCBD’s Event Gallery on the third floor is designed to accommodate product launches, art exhibitions, fashion shows and cocktail parties. Spanning 714 sqm, the gallery can accommodate up to 769 guests standing. It can also be divided into two smaller spaces – a 313 sqm South Gallery and 410 sqm North Gallery.
Hotels Must Use More Home-grown Produce
Governor Wayan Koster has issued a memorandum that requires hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets to prioritize the use of produce from the island’s industries and farmers.
Hotels and restaurants are now required to use a minimum of 30% Bali-produced agricultural and fishery products and a minimum of 20% Bali-products for their other needs.
Cleaning up in Bali with Goby
There’s a big fish on the beach in Bali – and it’s doing wonders for the environment.
Goby the Fish is an initiative of W Bali Seminyak to raise awareness of beach pollution and help reduce plastic in the Bali ocean.
Goby is a see-through structure that encourages beachgoers to pick up trash delivered by rainy season storms and place it in Goby’s belly.
W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., announced the signing of W Bali - Ubud, the brand's latest W Escape offering. Developed in partnership with Indonesia's Ruang Teknik Group, W Bali - Ubud is set to bring W's bold design, signature Whatever/Whenever service and innovative programming to the cultural heart of Bali.
Set on a hilltop that faces the morning sun and southwards with untrammeled views of the Tanggayuda Valley, W Bali - Ubud will reinvent the mystical highland experience with a mix of spectacular art and design, sunrise meditation and late night dancing under the stars,
The hotel will offer 100 inspired guestrooms, including 10 villas with private pools and an EWOW suite (the brand's version of a traditional Presidential Suite). The resort has two pools - a WET Deck (pool deck) featuring terraced pools inspired by the rice paddles and a designated quiet pool.
W features all day dining at Morinda, which leans towards healthy choices with a strong vegan focus supported by Balinese and world cuisines. The restaurant is partially built underground, opening towards a verdant cliff and featuring a cocktail “lab” and digital artwork.
Avani Seminyak Bali
Avani Seminyak is close to attractions including Seminyak Beach, Petitenget Temple, Seminyak Square and Seminyak nightlife. The property has 12 one-bedroom pool villas and four two-bedroom pool villas.
Features include king beds, a sofa bed (on request), a private pool, a coffee machine and tea-making facilities, a 32-inch TV with DVD player, a sound dock, an IDD-phone, a safety box, a bathtub and semi-outside shower, a kitchenette with refrigerator, toaster, microwave, and a yoga mat.
Dining options include Serai Restaurant and Bar (open 7am to 11pm), as well as in-villa dining and private dining (upon request).