Kempinski to open Bali hilltop hideaway


Kempinski Hotels is expanding its Southeast Asian portfolio after signing a management agreement for a resort in Bali, set to open its doors in 2027. The Apurva Kempinski Ubud, Bali is the latest hospitality project from Indonesian real estate developer Panorama Indah Dewata.

The hotel, situated on a south-facing ridge overlooking an expanse of green, will feature interior designs by Rudy Dodo of Jakarta-based studio Trivium Design Group, who is also at the helm of the property’s architecture.

160 rooms and villas will cascade down jungle-covered slopes around an open-sided lobby lounge, while an infinity pool, rooftop lounge and bar will provide access to expansive jungle views. Rooms and suites will start at 60m², while Cliff Villas are complete with outdoor decks and private pools. Six 200m² villas will also find home nestled in the forest.

When it comes to dining, the new resort will feature a speciality restaurant, where panoramic views will complement Indonesian cuisine.

“We are incredibly excited to announce our second Balinese property in partnership with 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 travellers 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 resort will also feature a Balinese spa, nestled at the end of the ridge and overlooking the valley. At the heart of the resort, a tropical aviary will provide sanctuary for a range of exotic birdlife from Indonesia and beyond.

The Apurva Kempinski Ubud will mark the second Kempinski resort in Bali, following the opening of The Apurva Kempinski Bali in 2019.

Grace Katuari, Chief Executive Officer, Teluk Agung Alami comments: “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. 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.”

Photography: © Kempinski Hotels

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