Six years after its debut, Alila Villas Soori is coming out from under the Alila umbrella as an anchor in a new luxury lifestyle brand. Situated in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, between a black sand volcanic beach, towering Mount Batukaru and UNESCO-protected rice terraces, the resort today opens its doors for business as Soori Bali. Conceived, designed and owned by Singaporean Soo Chan, founder of Singapore-based SCDA Architects, and his wife Ling Fu, Soori Bali – a combination of Soo and Sri, Ling’s Indonesian name – was originally the family’s private vacation home before its expansion to include villas for visiting friends and, in turn, development into a resort. All of Soori Bali’s 48 villas and residences will undergo upgrades, including reroofing and the installation of new AV equipment and air conditioning systems, while staff members have been retained under a new management team. The resort is planned to launch its official grand opening around spring 2017.