Capella to Run Tented Resort in Bali
Bensley designs luxury accommodations
Capella Hotel Group Asia has been selected to operate a new tented, luxury resort in Ubud, Bali. PT Awahita Indonesia has chosen the Atlanta-based hospitality company’s regional unit to manage the property, which is slated to open next fall and will be consist of 22 upscale tents created by Bangkok-based architect/interior designer/landscape designer Bill Bensley.
“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,” says Suwito Gunawan, president director of PT Awahito Indonesia. “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.”
Located along the Wos River and edged by rice paddy fields, each of Capella Ubud’s accommodations will feature an individual plunge pool set against a backdrop of a forested terrain. A Capella Library, a canopied cistern pool, a tented gymnasium, a Robatayaki grill, garden specialty dining and an Auriga Spa and wellness retreat will also be on tap.
“The Capella Experience is sensitive to our local culture and history,” says Nicholas Clayton, ceo of Capella Hotel Group Asia. “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.”
Clayton adds that within the next 18 months, the company plans to launch three new Capella projects in Asia, starting with Shanghai in spring 2017, Ubud in fall 2017 and Bangkok in spring 2018.