Ovolo Group has revealed the name of its first property in Bali will be Mamaka by Ovolo. The Hong Kong-baesd hotelier acquired the Citadines Kuta Bali Beach in late 2019, this week confirming its intention to transform the contemporary property into an “urban resort”.
Citadines Kuta Beach Bali will close this month, and reopen in late 2020 as a 191 designer room and suite hotel.
The vibrant new addition to the burgeoning global brand has been designed in unison with ara design International and will play an integral role in the revitalisation of the Kuta precinct.
The project also marks a new design direction for the brand – Ovolo recently unveiled its new brand architecture alongside the Wonder. Full. branding, by Ovolo Collective – each hotel is unique.
Mamaka Kuta Beach joins this collection of hotels, which includes Nishi Apartments Canberra Australia, Mojo Nomad Aberdeen Harbour Hong Kong and soon-to-launch The Sheung Wan Central Hong Kong, expected in April 2020.
Heavily inspired by its island home, Mamaka by Ovolo has merged the global brand ethos of Ovolo – that of vibrant, dynamic spaces – with ancient Balinese culture. In ode to Bali, the hotel’s design has embraced vibrant colours and traditional Balinese textiles like kebaya baju, alongside natural materials, ample weaving, bold patterns, and lantern effect lighting.
In true Ovolo style, the food and drink experience will be innovative and bring a new culinary dynamic to the Kuta precinct. The first of its kind on the island is the highest rooftop pool club with 270-degree views of the Bali’s western beaches from Jimbaran to Canggu and beyond.
The resort will feature an in-house surf school and offer a horizontal climbing wall.
Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder & CEO of Ovolo Group. “Convention was not considered, this is our take on a resort. It will be a playground for travellers through food and drink with attitude, wellness and activities, a surf school and shop, and a little self-indulgence – they won’t want to leave!” he said. “This urban resort will bring a killer experience to Kuta adding to its already and growing vibe.”