In Bali, A Legendary Hotel Brand Opens Its Doors

by  Anne Roderique-Jones | Jul 26, 2019
Apurva Kempinski Bali
Apurva Kempinski Bali / Photo courtesy of the property

The Kempinski brand has long been known for the utmost extravagance since its inception. Founded in 1897, it’s Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Today, you’ll find properties that stretch from Egypt to China to Kenya — and beyond. Now, guests are being welcomed to The Apurva Kempinski Bali. Situated atop the imposing cliff of Nusa Dua, which has sweeping views of the Indian Ocean, the property is as stunning from the exterior as it is looking out. 

Apurva Kempinski Bali / Rendering courtesy of the property

Architectural inspiration was drawn from the land’s rice terraces, with modern Balinese design that pays homage to the island’s temples in a series of stone buildings, terraces, and waterways. The “Grand Staircase” is particularly remarkable. Inspired by Bali’s sacred Pura Besakih temple, 250 stairs in the resort center are flanked by a series of waterfalls and lush landscaping that provides a space for nightly rituals.  

475 guest rooms, suites, and private villas comprise the property; 176 of the suites and 43 villas have private plunge pools. Rooms feel both extravagant and comfortable with dark woods, local fabrics, and Indonesian art. The linens are crisp and white. Soaking tubs with an ocean view are a nice touch. 

The hotel has six on-property restaurants, including Koral, Bali’s first aquarium restaurant where guests can dine among colorful sea life. In addition to Japanese cuisine, the hotel serves local dishes, as well as casual fare by the 60-meter pool. Additionally, there’s a children’s pool with waterslides. 

Apurva Kempinski Bali / Rendering courtesy of the property

The Apurva Spa combines individualized traditional and modern practices in treatments that are based on the Javanese philosophy Rupasampat Wahyabiantara, which translates to “beauty is achieved when outer beauty is in harmony with inner beauty.” Guests can receive massages, flower baths, as well as meditation and yoga with ocean views. A fitness center also overlooks the water. 

The Apurva Kempinski Bali will mark the brand's second property in Indonesia when it debuted this past February.    

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