Alila Hotels will open eco-garden hotel in Bali, designed by URBNarc architects

by Helen Andrews | 15 Apr 2015

Alila Seminyak will open on Bali’s southwest coast this September, it will be the second new Indonesian property from the luxury boutique resorts group, following the development of the new Alila Villas Bintan.

Alila Seminyak will be a prime beach frontage resort, comprising 72 suites, 69 residences. Green space will dominate both the interiors and exteriors, which will also have extensive events space, a Spa Alila and restaurants.

The Alila business model includes residential villas and suites for sale.

Designed by architects URBNarc, the property will be themed as a private garden, connected by a labyrinth of green corridors and natural landscaping, with rooftop pools and gardens. The innovative design and architecture is based on rice paddy fields.

The hotel’s construction has involved locally-sourced, recycled and reclaimed building materials. Additionally, low energy light fixtures have been used, while rainwater is harvested for re-use and environmental building management systems have been installed.

As a result, Alila Seminyak has exceeded requirements for the sustainable design assessment 'Global Standards in Building, Planning and Design Certification', which is carried out by Earthcheck.

Steve Jeisman, , who developed the spa brand for Alila in 2006 and has been director of spa and development ever since, told CLAD that the property’s signature Spa Alila will offer six double therapy rooms and one signature spa suite – complete with twin Vichy showers, a silk bath, heated treatment beds, twin rain showers and a steamroom.

The other six couples’ suites each comprise an indoor day-bed, in addition to treatment beds and steam showers. Also within the spa will be a Thai massage room, a reflexology room – with five lounge beds – a spa lounge, as well as a hair and nail salon.

The fitness will offer a gym and a yoga studio.

"Spa Alila infuses a cosmopolitan edge within these lush tropical settings by embracing both the buzz of Seminyak and providing a luxurious spa sanctuary where nurturing treatments and therapies using 100% natural Alila Living products are tailored," said Jeisman.

Alila Seminyak will be the fifth Alila managed property on Bali, joining Alila Villas Uluwatu, Alila Villas Soori, Alila Manggis and Alila Ubud.


Alila Villas Bintan has also been constructed to Earthcheck standards and designed to merge sensitively with the island’s natural landscape. It's the third Alila Villas development.

Covering 14.4 hectares, Alila Bintan is a luxury boutique resort with 52 one- and two-bedroom guest villas, alongside resort facilities and 12 three-bedroom beachfront villas.

Alila Bintan is centred around The Village — a four-hectare development offering arts, culture, culinary and wellness. It also has a Spa Alila, offering natural spa treatments, yoga, meditation, nutritional advice and a cooking school. Restaurants, a bar and tea house and a museum, gallery and boutiques complete the mix. All celebrate Asian arts and cultural heritage.

Two and three-bedroom villas at Alila Villas Bintan are for sale at US$1,800,000, with a range of other ownership options available.

“Our growth is centred around finding interesting environments and cultures in which to sensitively develop properties that are in tune with the physical environments," said Mark Edleson, president of Alila Hotels & Resorts. "Both our expansion in Bali and first foray onto Bintan suit this perfectly,”

For further information visit

Related stories

Alila Salalah resort in Oman to open in Q3 of 2017 with interiors by Blink Design

Indonesian island tourism developments to tap domestic market

Jeisman targets Spa Alila growth in Middle East

FEATURE: Interview – Steve Jeisman

Alila Seminyak will open on Bali’s southwest coast this September, it will be the second new Indonesian property from the luxury boutique resorts group, following the development of the new Alila Villas Bintan. Alila Seminyak will be a prime beach frontage resort, comprising 72 suites, 69 residences. Green space will dominate both the interiors and exteriors, which will also have extensive events space, a Spa Alila and restaurants. The Alila
Due to launch in September 2015, Alila Seminyak will feature 240 bedrooms and a number of suites for sale. / Alila / UBRNarc
More news
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7078     
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7078     
company profile
Company profile: GOCO Hospitality
The specialists in designing, developing and operating spa and wellness spaces.
Try cladmag for free!
Sign up with CLAD to receive our regular ezine, instant news alerts, free digital subscriptions to CLADweek, CLADmag and CLADbook and to request a free sample of the next issue of CLADmag.
sign up
Elina Grigoriou
Elina Grigoriou
"Temperature, noise level and colour affect our stress levels. As designers we should be asking ourselves, how do these things match up?"

The London-based interior designer and wellness expert hopes her new book will help readers understand how to design with wellbeing in mind

The museum features 3,400 square metres of archaelogical gardens
Elizabeth de Portzamparc
"We need to stop the destruction of our world through predatory practices. We need to think of the future"

The architect behind Nimes’ Musée de la Romanité on designing to counter loneliness and the need for more cultural buildings

The Standard Kings Cross is located opposite St Pancras Railway Station
"We tried to take over in a friendly way"

The Standard’s first London hotel is bold, fun and full of surprising touches

The interiors are by Hong Kong-based practice CCD with input from Jochman
Martin Jochman founded JADE+QA in 2013. He formerly worked for Atkins
"We didn’t want to put in any gimmicks. We wanted to create a building that’s inherently sustainable through passive sustainability"

When Martin Jochman set out to transform an old quarry into a luxury hotel, he faced some serious challenges

The architects Dean Mackenzie and Hamish Monk
"We’ve designed the space so that the atmosphere is intimate"

Les Mills’ new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym showcase a trend away from masculine ‘grunty’ gyms to something altogether different

Interview: Olga Polizzi
Olga Polizzi is director of design for Rocco Forte Hotels and also owns two of her own hotels
"On Via Sistina, everything breathes history. At the same time I wanted to reflect the modern hunger for the fantastical - Tommaso Ziffer"

Following the highly anticipated launch of Rome’s Hotel de la Ville, Rocco Forte’s director of design reflects on a fascinating project

José Almiñana
"We are committed to designing evocative landscapes informed by the best environmental science"

The Andropogon principal on pushing the boundaries of landscape design for the benefit of humans and nature

The museum’s glass veil encloses an atrium and ground floor lobby
Stephen Barrett (left) 
and John McElgunn (right) were both made partners at RSHP in 2016
"Leisure space – public space – is at the very root of democracy, and architecture is about democracy"

As RSHP completes its latest cultural project, we speak to two of its partners about why Richard Rogers isn’t leaving his succession to chance

cladkit product news
Tom Dixon Studio to relaunch iconic Pylon chair
Pylon was first designed more than 20 years ago
Lauren Heath-Jones
Originally conceived in his metal workshop in the early 90's, the Pylon chair was Dixon's attempt to create the world's ...
nea studio showcase seaweed's design potential with hand-crafted algae lamps
The seaweed lamps were inspired by Edwards Anker's ethos of incorporating local and organic materials in her designs to give them a sense of place
Lauren Heath-Jones
Nina Edwards Anker, a Brooklyn-based designer and founder of architecture and design practice nea studio, has created a new collection ...
BD Barcelona Design reveals Cristallo by the late Alessandro Mendini
Cristallo was the last design from acclaimed designer and architect Alessandro Mendini
Lauren Heath-Jones
Design Studio BD Barcelona Design has released Cristallo, a limited-edition cabinet designed by the late architect and designer Alessandro Mendini, ...
cladkit product news
Crown overhaul changing rooms at Saunton Sands spa
Crown Sports Lockers installed rain of Nebraska Oak clothes lockers with RFID Digilocks in the changing rooms
Lauren Heath-Jones
Saunton Sands Hotel in Devon, UK, has completed a £2m expansion of its spa and wellness facilities. The upgrade included ...
Duravit launches Tempano shower trays
The Tempano trays feature a state-of-the-art design that combines a linear slope with a high drainage rate
Lauren Heath-Jones
Duravit, a Germany-based bathroom fixtures company, has launched Tempano, a series of easy-to-install shower trays for the home. Available in ...
Mater partners with Ditzel family to create eco-friendly furniture using reclaimed plastic
The furniture uses plastic from recycled fishing nets
Lauren Heath-Jones
Mater, an ethical design brand based in Denmark, has launched a furniture collection made from plastic reclaimed from the ocean. ...
cladkit product news
Paul Kelley pushes 'technical boundaries' with modular furniture cube system
The system is designed to enable users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, where they are in complete control of the design and function of their furniture
Lauren Heath-Jones
British designer Paul Kelley has created a modular magnetic cube furniture system that enables users to create multifunctional, adaptable pieces, ...
ZHD'S MEW Coffee Table explores relationship between surface and structure
The MEW Coffee Table is described as an investigation into the relationship between surface and structure
Lauren Heath-Jones
Zaha Hadid Design has partnered with Italian furniture design firm Sawaya & Moroni to create the Mew Coffee Table. The ...
Alusid's Sequel collection combines craftsmanship and sustainability says founder
The Sequel collection is billed as the 'most waste-efficient and sustainable' on the market
Lauren Heath-Jones
Alusid, a creator of eco-friendly surfaces, has partnered with Parkside to launch the Sequel range, the brand's first collection of ...
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates