Kempinski Hotels has been chosen to be one of the first international hotel groups to operate a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Lombok.
The hospitality company has inked a management agreement with Indonesian developer PT. Teluk Agung Alami to operate The Apurva Kempinski Lombok.
The signing follows more than three years’ successful collaboration with the company at The Apurva Kempinski Bali, which opened in February 2019.
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Set on 14.3 hectares of beachfront in a secluded bay on the southwestern coast of the island, The Apurva Kempinski Lombok will be home to 200 suites and villas starting from a generous 65 square metres, placing them among the largest entry-level rooms in Indonesia. The development will include a world-class integrated spa and wellness facility, and five dining venues will celebrate the archipelago’s rich culinary traditions.
Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of Kempinski Group said “The southern coast of Lombok is an unspoiled paradise, a land before time where lush hillsides and awe-inspiring bays are surrounded by some of the clearest tropical waters in Southeast Asia. We are thrilled to be partnering again with PT. Teluk Agung Alami to open The Apurva Kempinski Lombok, which promises to be one of the most outstanding resorts in Indonesia”.
“The resort will complement the already successful The Apurva Kempinski Bali, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable island-hopping adventure across two spectacular destinations. This new signing reinforces our position as a steadily expanding hotel management group with outstanding properties and reflects our grand ambitions for the region.”
The Apurva Kempinski Lombok will be part of a wider development that will ultimately be home to up to 10 hotels and resorts on Mekaki Beach, as well as an organic farm, a ranch and an equestrian centre: a mixed-use development that will create an integrated luxury resort destination similar in scope to Nusa Dua in Bali. The project is part of the Indonesian government’s bid to drive tourism growth in four designated areas across Indonesia.
The project will span 157 hectares encompassing the entire bay, which stretches across 3.6 kilometres of Mekaki Beach.
The Apurva Kempinski Lombok is set to open in 2027.