Scheduled to open in June 2004, the Uma Ubud will be the newest addition to Ubud's outstanding list of fine boutiques resorts and hotels.
Owned and managed by Como Hotels and Resorts, the 27-suite property has been designed to be an oasis of peace and tranquility high on the banks of the Wos River, overlooking the Campuan Valley. The Bali property's owning company promises to bring its world-renowned Shambala experience to its Ubud property's guests featuring yoga, Asian-inspired mind and body therapies and an intimate connection with the rich Balinese culture that surrounds the property.
Like its sister property the Uma Paro in the hills of Bhutan, the Uma Ubud will combine local aesthetics with an impeccable commitment to modern design and comfort. Similarly, menus will combine only the freshest quality local organic ingredients and spices individually prepared in sophisticated Asian culinary traditions. Australian chef Chris Miller, a former protégé of Neil Perry and the Rockpool in Sydney traveling by way of Como's Parrot Cay Resort, will present a menu both healthful and original in concept.
Interiors have been designed by Koichiro Ikebuchi who has created an aesthetic that interacts with the lights and colors of the properties tropical jungle setting. Carved panel yield to views of rice terraces and volcanoes in sleeping quarters surrounded by tropical gardens and private plunge pools. Local woods and Balinese traditional thatched roofs celebrate the privilege of being in Bali while spacious rooms, beginning from 45 square meters, boast all the comforts modern travelers demand: TVs, DVD player, mini-bars and in-room yoga mats.
The Resort also features an open-air pavilion for group and private yoga practice, a gym, a meditation bale, a spa with four treatment rooms, and an expansive pool.
At certain periods of the year the Resort will offer Yoga Weeks, some dedicated to women only, as well as fitness weeks. All will be led by recognized leaders and teachers in their fields, as will Adventure Challenge Weeks comprised of trekking, white-water rafting and volcano climbing.
A Holistic approach to travel and relaxation – opening soon in Ubud.
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