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ROSEWOOD PHUKET

ROSEWOOD PHUKET (link) (instagram) Location: Patong, Phuket, Thailand Year built: November 2017 Architect/ designer: Design from Melbourne-based design firm BAR Studio Ethos: Contemporary aesthetics in the tropics With the holidays coming up, there’s only one thing on my mind – family. My family is all over the world at different times of the year, so the moments we have together are always memorable, precious, and fun. But because we’re always so busy during the year, I love the holidays because it means that we will be getting together to do everything and nothing at all. Our favorite thing to do together though is travel. F...
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COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE

COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE (link) (instagram) Location: COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali Banjar Begawan, Desa Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia Year built: December 2005 Architect/ designer: Malaysian architect Cheong Yew Kuan and Japanese interior designer Koichiro Ikebuchi Ethos: Traditional Balinese and Colonial Dutch wellness retreat for change Wellness has been a buzzword the past couple of years, and while I’ve also dabbled in essential oils and yoga and eating clean, there is no better way to refresh and relax than by traveling. When I had the chance to stay at COMO Shambhala E...
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FOUR SEASONS JIMBARAN BAY

FOUR SEASONS JIMBARAN BAY (link) (instagram) Location: Jimbaran, South Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia Year built: 1994 Architect/ designer: Grounds Kent Architects Ethos: Redefined modern luxury villa resort Luxury resorts around the world follow a very similar philosophy – exclusivity, comfort, and hospitality is ingrained into most experiences, but what sets the Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay apart from everything else is the Balinese setting and effortless inclusion to the surrounding greenery. When the resort was completed in 1994, it set the standard for contemporary luxury resorts, boasting the honor of being the ...
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ALILA SEMINYAK

ALILA SEMINYAK (link) (instagram) Location: Jalan Taman Ganesha No. 9 Petitenget, Seminyak 80361 Bali, Indonesia Year built: October 2015 Architect: Gaurang Khemka/URBNarc Ethos: Sustainable secret garden paradise ALILA Seminyak, one of Alila’s five properties in Bali, is your sustainable getaway in the heart of Seminyak. Located between renown Potato Head Beach Club and Ku De Ta, the location is close to all the action while still being secluded enough to cover all of your getaway needs. I loved walking into ALILA Seminyak every time because the lobby area is semi-outdoors, which is a common theme throughout the resort. Rooms...
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KATAMAMA

KATAMAMA (link) (instagram) Location: Jl. Petitenget No.51, Kerobokan Kelod, Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia Year built: 2015 Architect: Andra Matin Ethos: Modern Balinese architecture from the 50s and 60s; geometric and angular design Katamama is the very first hotel property by the PTT Family, the company behind Bali’s esteemed Potato Head Beach Club. Located right behind the beach club, the hotel is a geometric, beautiful property by architect Andra Matin and interiors designed collectively by Ronald Akili, PTT Family CEO, the PTT Family Creative Team, and design company Takenouchi Webb from Singapore. The angul...
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