Kempinski to manage new hilltop hideaway in Ubud

Kempinski Hotels has announced the signing of a management agreement for the latest addition to its Southeast Asia portfolio, a luxurious hilltop retreat in Ubud, Bali.

The new resort, which is expected to open in 2027, will be the second Kempinski property in Bali as it joins the 2019-opened Apurva Kempinski Bali on the island.

Balinese hospitality

The Apurva Kempinski Ubud, Bali, which is to join the Nusa Dua resort Apurva Kempinski Bali on the island in 2027, will provide a luxurious new stay amid the emerald rice terraces and coffee plantations of Tegalalang village.

This is the latest hospitality project to be created by Kempinski Hotels in partnership with the Indonesian real estate developer PT. Panorama Indah Dewata.

“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,” said 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.”

A hillside retreat

The new resort will be set on a south-facing ridge overlooking the verdant landscape that distinguishes this scenic area of central Bali. Just like its sister property, the resort will showcase the interior design of Jakarta-based studio Trivium Design Group, who will also lead the architectural design of this project.

Altogether, the property will encompass 160 guest rooms and villas, including panoramic cliff villas cascading down the verdant slopes, an impressive open-sided lobby immersing guests in Indonesian cultural heritage and other inviting amenities including an infinity pool, rooftop lounge and bar and specialty restaurant.

The luxurious retreat will also be home to a Balinese spa, offering rejuvenating treatments and immersive wellness journeys in a serene space overlooking the lush valley, and a tropical aviary will provide a sanctuary for birdlife at the heart of the resort.

Commenting on the news, Grace Katuari, Chief Executive Officer, PT. Teluk Agung Alami, said: “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.”