Jakarta. Six years after its debut, Alila Villas Soori — the seaside resort in Bali’s Tabanan district owned and designed by renowned Singaporean architect Soo K. Chan — has left the Alila group and has changed its name to Soori Bali, a Soori Bali representative announced on Wednesday (02/10).
Chan said the launch of Soori Bali marks the first of a series of major developments to be rolled out under his new luxury lifestyle brand Soori, which is an amalgamation of his name Soo and his wife’s Indonesian name, Sri.
“I’ve designed hotels and resorts around the globe and yet with Soori Bali, I’ve made all of the decisions and the result is the most honest of my creations. For me, Soori Bali is as much a state of mind as it is a world-class resort. It’s a peaceful, private and re-energizing place,” he said.
All of Soori Bali’s 48 villas and residences will undergo upgrades, including roof renovations, the installation of new audio and visual equipment and air conditioning units. Additionally, existing staff members have been retained under the new management team.
The property is located on the edge of a black sand volcanic beach, in between United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) rice terraces and Mount Batukaru in Tabanan. With a focus on environmental and cultural sustainability, its hotel facilities including its restaurant and spa use home-grown food and organic products.
Soori Bali aims to have its grand opening in early 2017.