Bulgari Resort Bali
Architect: Antonio Citterio, Patricia Viel and Partners
Construction year: 2006
Set on a high 150-meter cliff overlooking Indian Ocean, Bulgari Resort represents the brand’s famous Italian style: bold lines and sleek surfaces. Its modern and elegant approach to the traditional Indonesian architectural type stands out and creates a sophisticated atmosphere. The hotel and its 59 villas have been built and furnished using hand-cut volcanic stones, rich exotic woods and refined fabrics. Natural lava and palimanan stone are used for the garden and interior walls, refined bangkiray hardwood in the villas, alang alang (coconut thatch) roof tops, natural green colored subakumi stone to clad outdoor showers, plunge and swimming pools. A collection of exquisite Balinese antiques and exotic art pieces, including more than 90 examples, adorn the entire resort.
Architect: WOHA Architects Pte Ltd
Construction year: 2009
Situated in the Bukit Peninsula on the southern cliff of Bali, Alila Villas – a 50-suite hotel with 35 villas – is designed from the start to exceed Green Globe 21 requirements as an ecologically sustainable development. Built with locally available materials like coconut and bamboo timbers, the lodge respects the environment and surrounding topography. Rather than assembling stereotypical steep pitched Balinese pavilions, its unique design investigates a modern dynamic treatment of vernacular architecture. Hotel rooms are designed as inhabited gardens, rather than an interior room. The garden walls form the walls of the room, within which sleeping, eating, lounging and bathing occur in a garden environment. Hillside villas are designed as pavilions linked by bridges across water gardens, tucked into the hillside as terraces. Each villa forms a landscape foreground for the villa behind it.