SINGAPORE, 18 November 2016 – Opening in Autumn 2017, Capella Hotel Group Asia has been appointed by PT Awahita Indonesia as the operator of an ultra-luxury resort in Ubud, Bali. A hidden sanctuary within densely forested terrain, Capella Ubud will redefine the hospitality landscape with 22 luxurious tents designed by celebrated architect, Bill Bensley. Located along the sacred Wos River, where the Balinese regularly gather for festive processions, the resort offers a charming insight into their traditional way of life.
“The Capella Experience is sensitive to our local culture and history. Inspired by early European settlers from the 1800s, Capella Ubud gives our discerning guests the chance to relive the spirit of adventure while enjoying the natural essence of Bali in luxurious comfort,” said Mr. Nicholas M. Clayton, Chief Executive Officer of Capella Hotel Group Asia. “Within the next 18 months, we will introduce three distinctive Capella projects to Asia, beginning with Shanghai in Spring 2017, Ubud in Autumn 2017 and Bangkok in Spring 2018. Each Capella hotel will showcase the rich heritage of each destination, delivering the authentic experiences that our guests expect.”
“With Bill Bensley’s creative talents and Capella Hotel Group Asia’s expertise, we are confident that Capella Ubud will capture the imagination of everyone in search of a true cultural immersion. This strategic collaboration is testament to our commitment in preserving Ubud’s natural beauty while accentuating the heritage that is integral to the Balinese way of life,” according to Mr. Suwito Gunawan, President Director of PT Awahito Indonesia.
Edged by rice paddy fields, Capella Ubud comprises 22 ultra-luxury tents featuring an individual plunge pool set against the backdrop of a densely forested terrain. Other amenities include the signature Capella Library, a canopied cistern pool, tented gymnasium, Robatayaki grill, garden specialty dining and the award-winning Auriga Spa and wellness retreat.
A Capella Personal Assistant is on hand to attend to every guest’s preferences from the point of reservation until departure. To curate the perfect Balinese adventure, the Capella Personal Assistants can help to prepare a bespoke program that is as active or relaxed according to individual desires. Conveniently located near the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Ubud Traditional Art Market, guests can enrich their cultural excursions with walks around the rice paddy fields or indulge in wellness protocol within the resort.