Paradise Found at The Apurva Kempinski, Bali
Contemporary Balinese architecture pays homage to the island’s temples, rice paddies and natural beauty with bougainvillea draped cascading terraces, labyrinth waterways and sparkling pools. The idyllic resort, managed by Key International Hotels Management Co. Ltd is ideally located for business and pleasure, situated just 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
The Apurva Kempinski Bali showcases a masterclass in luxury hospitality. This serene, tropical paradise in the upmarket area of Nusa Dua captures the very spirit of Indonesian art, culture and identity. “Spectacular, sensational, curated and serene, The Apurva Kempinski Bali takes the form of a majestic open-air theatre, where centuries of Indonesian culture are distilled and brought to life” says Michael Henssler, Chief Operating Officer Asia, Kempinski Hotels and Member of the Management Board. “We are excited to welcome this outstanding resort to our Asian hotel portfolio: another masterpiece in the Kempinski constellation”.
Cascading down the hillside towards the deep blue of the Indian Ocean, The Apurva Kempinski Bali hotel offers spectacular views from almost every room in the hotel. Award-winning architect Budiman Hendropurnomo of UK-based Denton Corker Marshall took inspiration from Balinese rice paddies and centuries-old ‘subak’ irrigation systems to create the hotel concept, which combines modern architecture with a Balinese twist, displaying a 250-step Grand Staircase, a network of tiered waterways, winding palm-fringed pathways and lush tropical gardens.
Interiors were conceived by Rudi Dodo of Trivium Design Group, paying tribute to Indonesian design aesthetics. At the heart of the resort, a pendopo-style lobby with a tiered roof draws the eye to the skies, and beautiful hand-carved gebyok partitions symbolic of the country’s prosperous Majapahit Kingdom are evident throughout. The 475 guest rooms, suites and private beachfront villas are shown the same attention to detail, decorated with rich, exotic woods, Indonesian signature pieces and local fabrics. The rooms exude a luxurious, yet homely atmosphere which envelops guests in a welcoming cocoon of sophistication and relaxation.
Dining in the hotel is a celebration of cultural diversity, transporting guests across Indonesia and Asia. At the heart of the resort, set beside a long pool in the main gardens, Pala Restaurant features live cooking stations showcasing an extensive array of regional and international cuisines. While on the second floor, a chic rooftop bar provides the perfect space for relaxation and evening drinks beneath starry skies. Japanese flavours are evident at Izakaya by OKU and there’s casual waterfront dining courtesy of the Reef Beach Club. In addition, The Apurva Kempinski Bali also boasts Bali’s very first aquarium restaurant Koral. Here, diners can feast on elegant dishes crafted from fresh local ingredients, infused with coastal flavours of Indonesia. “As Bali’s first underwater restaurant, Koral promises something completely unique. Our bistronomic concept combines all aspects of the dining experience, with elegant dishes inspired by local flavours, a warm and welcoming ambiance and the one-of-a-kind opportunity to dine inside a tropical aquarium” said Vincent Guironnet, General Manager, The Apurva Kempinski Bali. “With a growing collection of outstanding restaurants, bars and lounges spread across the resort, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is quickly cementing its reputation as one of the leading culinary destinations on the Island of the Gods”.
Further facilities include a crystalline 60-metre, infinity-style swimming pool, a fully-equipped fitness centre and tranquil spa with Balinese inspired healing and therapeutic treatments. The Apurva Kempinski Bali also offers a range of services for business travellers. The hotel boasts a 1,076 square metre Grand Ballroom with ocean views which can accommodate 900 delegates, plus a selection of meeting rooms and a 2,200 square metre ocean facing lawn for al fresco dining, cocktail receptions and weddings. With its close proximity to the airport, the hotel is a perfect choice for conferences, global summits, celebratory events and business meetings.
The Apurva – which translates as “unique and magnificent” in Sanskrit, certainly lives up to its name. The 5-star landmark hotel in Nusa Dua embraces Kempinski’s dedication to bringing unique experiences to life. It owes much of its success to the managing company, Key International Hotels Management Co. Ltd. The highly-motivated, knowledgeable organisation – part of a Joint Venture between Beijing Tourism Group and Kempinski hotels has a proven track record in China and South East Asia for providing unrivalled hotel management and operational support.
The Beijing based company, which celebrates its 20th year in 2021, offers unequivocal leadership in bespoke hotel and property management and consultancy throughout Asia and beyond. Key International work with ambitious investors and hoteliers to help them realise their vision of hotel excellence from the foundations up, helping them to deliver a luxury client experience at the very forefront of the hospitality market.