Alaya Hotels & Resorts commissioned Australia-based Grounds Kent Architects (GKA), to realize its second Balinese property just outside of Kuta. Alaya Resort Kuta features 116 rooms and suites, a restaurant and a comprehensive Spa.
Jimmy Gunawan, director of Alaya International Management (AIM) Hospitality, developed the familiar value-design concept with a twist rooted in a diverse group of designers that also included Moroccan-born interior designer Zohra Boukhari, Balinese visual artist Pintor Sirait, and Indonesian fashion designer Peggy Hartanto, who conceived the hotel’s earthy employee uniforms.
The collaborative project took 12 months to complete and saw the designers collaborate to create one hotel with a series of distinct yet unified spaces. The hotel’s DaLa Spa, includes six treatment rooms, with a vintage-inspired atmosphere that reinterprets the brand’s signature spa aesthetic.
In addition to the property’s lush foliage, the hotel features an indoor-outdoor Sukun restaurant, which almost mirrors the connecting lobby it with contiguous, off-form concrete, star-shaped cutouts, and the same sky-patterned ceilings.
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