Kempinski Hotels is pleased to announce the latest addition to its Southeast Asian portfolio after signing a management agreement for a magnificent hilltop hideaway in the heart of Bali. Located in one of the most picturesque parts of the island, 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.
The Apurva Kempinski Ubud will be situated on a south-facing ridge overlooking an endless 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 160 elegantly appointed rooms and villas will cascade down the jungle-covered slopes around a magnificent open-sided lobby lounge where guests will be immersed in Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage. Accommodation includes spacious rooms and suites starting from 60 square metres, panoramic Cliff Villas complete with outdoor decks and private pools seamlessly integrated into the natural surroundings, and six spectacular 200-square-metre Villas nestled in the forest.
Guests will enjoy postcard-perfect views from a spectacular infinity pool, while a rooftop lounge and bar provide the perfect setting to witness 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 verdant valley beyond. At the heart of the resort, a tropical aviary will provide sanctuary for a veritable 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 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.