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Warwick International Hotels to Manage
Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa in Ubud, Bali
08 December 2006 - A long term lease agreement has been signed between Tjokorda Raka & Asri Kerthyasa, prominent members of the Royal Family of Ubud Bali, and owners of Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa, and Warwick International Hotels. 

Henceforth, the “Warwick Collection” would include this prestigious and unique resort in the very centre of the artistic and cultural heart of Bali.

Renamed as Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa, this resort consists of some 18 uniquely designed villas, each with a spectacular view on the gently sloping valley of the Ayung River, a bar and restaurant, a spa, and other related facilities. The resort is known for its adherence to and respect of the Balinese heritage and  festivals are celebrated in a style perfected over generations.

Unlike many other resorts in Bali, the Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa spreads over two hectares of land bordering the river valley with its buildings respecting the original topography and landscape. Every villa has been named after a local flower and many have terraces and sun decks. Each one of them was constructed with the greatest of care using natural materials such as local ceramics, wooden floors, bamboo blinds and Javanese glass. 

Even though all villas are air-conditioned and equipped with ceiling fans, local products are used throughout the hotel such as earthenware pots, wooden dishes and of course locally produced artworks. All roofs are thatched with elephant grass; certain ceilings are covered by bamboo mats. The roof tops have traditional designs made of “ijuk”, the black fibre of the jaka palm tree, with animal figures such as bulls or snakes.

The resort also boasts a special oval shaped salt water swimming-pool surrounded by Balinese stone sculptures. The area around the pool is tiled with volcanic rocks with caves built into the nearby hillside. Each of these caves offers clients sofa beds to “cool off” from the midday sun of Ubud.
 

"Ibah" which means bequest in Indonesian was completed on the former site of the Tjetjak Inn in 1995 and offers visitors more than the amenities of a luxury hotel. Ibah is a hand crafted meditation in the art of relaxation.

Blending modern and traditional Balinese design, Ibah is one of Ubud's most established boutique hotels. Located on the banks of the Campuhan River, the hotel is within easy walking distance of shops, galleries and restaurants.

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The Spa provides divine experiences to visitors eager to discover the ancient and herb based therapies of Bali. There is a variety of different scrubs and massages using local lotions and essential oils such as, cocoa beans oil from Tabanan and green tea lotions from the nearby hillside known for its anti-aging and anti-oxidant characteristics. The Spa is also famous for its unique bubble-making pool built on a structure overlooking the valley.

About Warwick International Hotels
Warwick International Hotels (WIH) was launched in 1980 with the purchase of The Warwick New York, a hotel originally built by William Randolph Hearst for his Hollywood friends. Recently celebrating 25 years of hospitality excellence, the WIH Group now includes more than 40 prestigious hotels and resorts worldwide located in city centres and resort destinations in the United States, Europe, Asia, the South Pacific, and Africa. Further details can be found at www.warwickhotels.com.

Contact:

Kathy Ealey
Bali, Indonesia
(303) 318-7285
kealey@warwickhotels.com

 

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Also See: Indonesian Developer PT Ocean Permata Appoints Outrigger to Manage a Beachfront Resort in Bali / March 2005
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