Bali High: Capella Ubud Announced for Autumn 2017

(Capella Hotels and Resorts)

Authentic cultural immersion continues to be a hot ticket in luxury travel and so the recently announced Capella Ubud—which promises to offer insight into the “traditional Balinese way of life”—is completely on trend. Slated to open at the end of 2017, the Capella Ubud is an ultra-luxury resort consisting of 22 tents designed by famous architect Bill Bensley (also responsible for the look of the swank Four Seasons tented camp in Chang Rai). Surrounded by lush forest and rice paddies, the property will be situated on the sacred Wos River, where—as noted in the official press release—“the Balinese regularly gather for festive processions.”

As found at other Capella hotels and resorts around the world, Capella Personal Assistants will attend to guests. Facilities include individual plunge pools, the Capella Library, a "canopied cistern pool", a tented fitness facility, Robatayaki grill, garden specialty restaurant and the Auriga Spa and wellness retreat.

To quote Nicholas M. Clayton, Chief Executive Officer of Capella Hotel Group Asia: "The Capella Experience is sensitive to our local culture and history. Inspired by early European settlers from the 1800s, Capella Ubud gives our discerning guests the chance to relive the spirit of adventure while enjoying the natural essence of Bali in luxurious comfort.”

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Noteworthy: Capella will launch a trio of properties in Asia over the next 18 months: Shanghai in Spring 2017, Ubud in Autumn 2017 and Bangkok in Spring 2018.

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