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
31 Mar 2015

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

18 Jul 2014

Indonesian island tourism developments to tap domestic market

24 Jan 2014

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 7693     
News stories: 1 - 30 of 7693     
company profile
Company profile: Robert D. Henry Architects + Interiors
Robert D Henry Architects (RDH-Architects) was founded in 1990 in New York City by Bob Henry, known as the “sensuous architect of serenity.”
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
Collaboration is at the heart of NBW’s working practices
Thomas Woltz
"I am very proud of stewarding the largest public space to be built in Manhattan in a century"

The Wall Street Journal’s Design Innovator of the Year on designing the gardens at Hudson Yards and looking to the Native Americans for ideas on how to create a resilient future

McGregor Coxall’s Adrian McGregor is leading a project to create a ‘bird airport’ in Tianjin, China
"Funding woes and murky timelines are common problems. It can be easier to make a difference one small project at a time"

From parks designed to mitigate the effects of flooding to warming huts for one of the world’s coldest cities, these projects have been designed for increasingly extreme climates

Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
To advertise in our catalogue gallery: call +44(0)1462 431385
The Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, US
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

Ritz-Carlton Reserve Dorado Beach
Scott Lee became president of SB Architects in 2000. Tracy Lee founded TLee Spas in 2015
"We design to connect the guest to the place, positioning people at the centre of the design"

Architect Scott Lee and spa consultant Tracey Lee on marrying the worlds of design and wellness in a series of interesting projects

Spa and wellness specialist Alberto Apostoli was responsible for the interiors
"Wellness embraces the entire holiday experience"

The design of the newly-opened Lefay Resort and Spa Dolomitti in Italy aims to celebrate and protect its spectacular surroundings

"We tried to take over in a friendly way"

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

Marianne Shillingford
"The technology involved in paint is extraordinary"

Used cleverly, colour has the power to influence how people use the spaces they inhabit, says the creative director of Dulux

cladkit product news
Cosm unveils Experience Centre with ‘one of a kind’ LED dome
The new Experience Centre houses a 20m LED dome
Magali Robathan
Cosm, a global technology company that builds end-to-end solutions for immersive experiences, has unveiled its Experience Centre which houses a ...
Alberto Apostoli and Newform collaborate to launch the A.Zeta showerhead
The showerhead offers two modes; rainfall or waterfall
Megan Whitby
Italian architect Alberto Apostoli has renewed his partnership with Newform – an Italian wellness company – and designed A.Zeta. A.Zeta ...
Codelocks develops new glass door smart lock
The new lock model allows facilities and building managers to create and manage access via an app or online portal
Megan Whitby
Codelocks has launched its first glass door smart lock to bring intelligent access control to modern spa, leisure, fitness and ...
cladkit product news
Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning
Magali Robathan
Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change ...
Alberto Apostoli designs tech-forward Wellness Therapy furniture collection for Varaschin
The furniture collection draws on absolute geometries, pure lines, neutral colours and strong references to nature
Megan Whitby
Furniture manufacturer Varaschin has unveiled the new Wellness Therapy range, designed by Italian spa and wellness architect and designer Alberto ...
Jaffe Holden helps bring Academy Museum of Motion Pictures alive
Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics for the Academy Museum
Magali Robathan
Acoustical consulting firm Jaffe Holden provided architectural acoustics and audio/video design services for the recently opened Academy Museum of Motion ...
cladkit product news
Móz Designs columns anchor the world’s largest indoor aquarium
The design of the columns was inspired by the sea
Magali Robathan
After a two-year renovation, Oakland-based metal experts Móz Designs have unveiled their inclusion in Georgia Aquarium’s new shark gallery. Located ...
Fabio Alemanno Design uses elegant semi-precious stones to create memorable spa experiences
Alemanno believes the stones are well-placed in the spa environment thanks to their capacity to positively support physical and mental health
Megan Whitby
Fabio Alemanno Design has expanded its collection with semi-precious stones to enhance spas, wellness facilities, hotels and private residences. The ...
Diamond balloon concept merges tourist attraction with advertising billboard
Magali Robathan
A group of Dutch engineers have presented a new attractions concept that combines a flying observation cabin with LED digital ...
Sign up with CLAD for regular news updates