dwp|next (www.dwp-next.com) has created a unique rooftop bar and restaurant concept for the new Rimba Resort & Spa in Bali, due to open in 2013 under leading luxury hotel and spa management company Capella Hotel Group.
dwp|next, the Bangkok-based consultancy for food and beverage lifestyle concepts, design and solutions, has created the innovative concept for the new rooftop bar and restaurant for a brand new hotel in Bali, Indonesia. The RIMBA Jimbaran Bali is due to open later this year, part of the next phase in the evolution of the award-winning AYANA Resort and Spa, Bali, as its sister hotel. RIMBA Jimbaran Bali will offer another unique guest experience within the world-class clifftop property sector, under the management of Capella Hotel Group.
Set for a September 2013 opening, RIMBA Jimbaran Bali has 297 rooms and suites, to expand on AYANA’s 368 rooms and villas. The 8-hectare resort is located within AYANA’s 77-hectare grounds, overlooking Jimbaran Bay, just 12km from Bali’s Denpasar airport, making it the perfect sanctuary for a relaxing break and a base from which to explore Bali and nearby attractions.
Capella Hotel Group Chairman Horst Schulze was quoted as remarking that the imminent opening of RIMBA underscores the owner’s continued investment in the property and commitment to the highest standards of quality and service. “I have opened hundreds of hotels around the world, I’ve worked for the biggest names in the industry, over a career of more than 50 years, so I’ve seen a lot of hotels, visited a lot of hotels, and I know how to spot a good hotel,” affirmed Mr Schulze. “This is not just a good hotel, [AYANA] is truly a world-class hotel and right at the very top, when we talk about the best resorts in the world. The next stage in this evolution is the opening of RIMBA, which has its own story and unique experiences to offer guests,” Mr Schulze added.
RIMBA’s name (Indonesian for ‘forest’) reflects its setting and sustainable design. In addition to one hectare of multi-tiered swimming pools and expansive tree plantations, tropical flowers and organic fruit and vegetable gardens, the landscaping resembles a national park. On-site restaurants and bars include Indonesia’s largest Chinese restaurant, Ah-Yat Abalone, which has over 25 restaurants Asia-wide and will open its first Bali outlet at RIMBA. A most stylish addition is the ultra-glam rooftop bar UNIQUE, designed around a swimming pool and all-day dining restaurant and gourmet Bakery at To’ge, concepted by dwp|next. RIMBA will also feature a state-of-the-art Cooking School designed by the hotel’s culinary professionals.
“dwp|next is extremely proud to be involved with such a stunning and magical project, as well as working along side such hospitality industry professionals. The concepts we have created will not just set the standard within Bali, but across Asia-Pacific and beyond,” commented dwp|next CEO Russell Paine.