Alaya Hotels & Resorts is a premier brand that selects distinct destinations for its properties. The companys mission is to merge a new generation of hospitality and refined service standards with classic contemporary interiors and innovative space.

Jogja outdoor design at Alaya Ubud gives the relaxing atmosphere. Photo courtesy of Alaya Resort Ubud/NOW!JAKARTA

Alaya properties are well appreciated by millennial couples and families who thirst for interesting travel opportunities and personalised experiences.

With 105 luxurious rooms and supporting facilities, Alaya Resort Ubud has become a home away from home offering a distinct sense of belonging for leisure travellers from around the world. Strategically located in the heart of Ubud, the resort is built with rare sensitivity towards the surrounding environment. It shares rice terrace views with a number of local independent cafes and eateries, including the neighbouring Bebek Bengil restaurant.

Alaya Resort Ubud was designed by Perth-based architects Grounds Kent, an award-winning firm responsible for numerous culturally unique resort projects worldwide. The three hotels feature landscape art by Made Wijaya and signature pieces by acclaimed Indonesian sculptor, Pintor Sirait, along with décor by Moroccan-born interior decorator Zohra Boukhari, in its DaLa Spas, and Petani.

Cocooned within a breezy Ubud rice field, Manisan Bali is a well-designed space that remains sensitive to the island’s rich cultural heritage. It provides the perfect setting to showcase the diverse and exotic flavours of the Indonesian archipelago in style. A picturesque pathway leads to a 350-year-old Javanese Joglo that also lends itself to wedding celebrations and private events.

Alaya Hotels & Resorts Bali has recently appointed Henry Alexie Bloem as Food and Beverage Advisor. Driven by his passion for Indonesian cuisine, the current President of the Indonesian Chef Association is expected to inject innovation and energy to the restaurants at Alaya Resort Ubud.

The bedroom at Alaya Resort Ubud.

Chef Bloem brings nearly 29 years of culinary experience from around the world to this new role. Originally from Bali, he has held senior positions at several star-rated hotels and resorts around Indonesia. With a personal cooking style defined by his desire to preserve the original flavours of fresh ingredients, Chef Bloem also likes to blend Western and Indonesian cultural influences. He was nominated as President of the Indonesian Chef Association from 2008 until 2022 where he serves as an honorary ambassador for Indonesian cuisine.

Petani serves the culinary needs of in-house guests and others with a delightful menu. This smart dining venue presents its own take on East meets West cuisine. Petani celebrates the diversity of Asian food with a menu driven by farm-fresh ingredients and in-season delicacies. Every dish is layered with exotic flavours for a taste sensation that will linger long after the meal is over.

Relax at DaLa Spa
DaLa Spa at Alaya Resort Ubud was designed to take the experience of Balinese rejuvenation to the next level in a serene setting that is sensitive to the surrounding environment.

Romantic stay at Alaya Resort Ubud.

A number of signature rituals and luxury packages are also available including Manis Kelepon, which is a playful tribute to a traditional Indonesian rice flour cake. This nurturing experience involves a foot wash, a palm sugar body scrub, fragrant body mask, flower bath, relaxing massage and a sweet cake to finish off.

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