Kempinski to Manage Resort in Ubud, Bali

Following the highly successful launch of The Apurva Kempinski Bali in 2019, Kempinski Hotels has announced that they have signed a management agreement for a hilltop property in Ubud, Central Bali. Located amongst the emerald rice terraces and coffee plantations of Tegalalang Village, The Apurva Kempinski Ubud, Bali, represents the latest hospitality project from Indonesian real estate developer P.T. Panorama Indah Dewata.

Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of the Kempinski Group commented on the project: “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.”

Continuing, Schroeder said: “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 Apurva Kempinski Ubud will sit on a south-facing ridge overlooking picturesque central Bali. Like its sister property in Nusa Dua, the hotel’s interior design will be crafted by Rudy Dodo of the Jakarta-based studio Trivium Design Group, who also assumes responsibility for the project’s architectural design.

160 elegantly appointed rooms and villas will cascade down jungle-covered slopes surrounding a dramatic open-sided lobby lounge where, like Kempinski’s sister hotel at Nusa Dua, guests will be immersed in Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage. 

Accommodation includes spacious rooms and suites starting from 60 square meters, panoramic Cliff Villas feature outdoor decks and private pools seamlessly integrated into the natural surroundings, and six spectacular 200-square-metre Villas nestled in the forest.

Guests will also be treated to postcard-perfect views from a spectacular infinity pool. A rooftop lounge and bar provide the perfect setting for enjoying stunning sunsets over the jungle. Culinary delights await at the resort’s specialty restaurant, where panoramic vistas complement a remarkable dining experience celebrating the diversity of Indonesian cuisine.

The resort will also be home to a serene Balinese spa offering a wide range of rejuvenating treatments and immersive wellness journeys, nestled at the end of the ridge overlooking the valley beyond. 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 Bali.

Scheduled to open in 2027, The Apurva Kempinski Ubud will become the second Kempinski Resort in Bali, following the successful 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 Officer, 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.”

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The Apurva Kempinski Bali Website

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