The Apurva Kempinski Bali has launched a collection of 43 beautifully appointed private villas, nestled in tropical gardens on the clifftops of Nusa Dua. Named after the mighty kingdoms that once ruled over Indonesia, the one-, two- and three-bedroom pool villas evoke the tropical characteristics of southern Bali, offering discerning visitors complete privacy, spacious indoor-outdoor living and a delectable flavour of Balinese life. “The debut of our new villa collection means The Apurva Kempinski Bali is ready to welcome families or groups of any size, for any occasion; from intimate family escapes and show- stopping weddings, to board-level meetings and incentives,” says General Manager Vincent Guironnet. “The completion of the villas marks the final stage in our development, just in time for our grand opening. With 475 rooms, suites and villas, six dining outlets, an outstanding spa and a collection of versatile meetings and events spaces, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is one of the most dynamic, dramatic and breath-taking resorts on the Island of the Gods.” Hidden away among tropical gardens, each of the two-storey villas affords complete privacy. Self-contained plunge pools and outdoor terraces are surrounded by lush foliage and clever architectural features created by architect Budiman Hendropurnomo, who founded the Indonesia office of Denton Corker Marshal. All of the villas offer private plunge pools and spacious outdoor terraces, while the larger options also feature kitchens and rooftop dining areas. Wood and stone-clad interiors are meticulously finished with rattan bamboo furniture, woven Sumba textiles and handmade woodcarvings from Bali and Java, giving guests a flavour of Bali’s rich history of design and creativity. “We have made tremendous efforts to showcase Indonesian heritage in the eyes of the world by incorporating the best local craftsmanship, philosophy and materials into the interior design,” said Rudy Dodo, founder of Jakarta-based Trivium Design Group, which is responsible for interiors throughout the resort. In addition to staying in some of the most exclusive accommodation in Bali, villa guests also have access to the exclusive Villa Lounge, which offers around the clock refreshments in sumptuous surroundings. Ten years after work began in 2010, The Apurva Kempinski Bali is now fully operational, thanks to the efforts of an enormous team of craftsmen, artisans, designers and architects. Their tireless work, time-honoured skills and unceasing attention to detail means that the stage is now set for discerning travellers to enjoy an unforgettable Balinese experience in the most striking new hotel on the Island of the Gods.