Kempinski announces management of Lombok resort

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Kempinski Hotels is one of the first international hotel groups to operate a luxury resort on the island of Lombok.

The group has signed a management agreement with the Indonesian developer PT. Teluk Agung Alami will operate the Apurva Kempinski Lombok.

An idyllic setting

Kempinski Hotels continues more than three years of successful collaboration with PT. Teluk Agung Alami at The Apurva Kempinski Bali, opened in 2019, taking over management of this Lombok property.

This resort, which is slated to open in 2027, is set on 14.3 acres of beachfront in a secluded bay on the island’s southwest coast.

“The south coast of Lombok is an unspoilt paradise, a land before time where lush hills and awe-inspiring bays are surrounded by some of the clearest tropical waters in Southeast Asia,” said Bernold SchröderCEO of Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Board of Kempinski AG.

“We are delighted to partner with PT again. Teluk Agung Alami will open the Apurva Kempinski Lombok, which promises to be one of the most remarkable resorts in Indonesia. The resort will complement the already successful The Apurva Kempinski Bali, offering guests the opportunity to experience an unforgettable island-hopping adventure across two spectacular destinations.

“This new signing reinforces our position as an ever-expanding hotel management group with exceptional properties and reflects our high ambitions for the region.

William Katuari, owner of PT Teluk Agung Alami, said: “We are very excited about our new project in Lombok and, together with Kempinski, we will put this island on the map of luxury travelers around the world.

A major novelty

When it opens, the Apurva Kempinski Lombok will have 200 large suites and villas, as well as a spa and wellness center inspired by Indonesian healing traditions and five restaurants celebrating local cuisine. A lawn and meeting rooms will provide space for events.

This resort is part of a mixed-use development that will include up to 10 hotels and resorts on Mekaki Beach. This site will also house a ranch, an equestrian center and an organic farm. The development aims to become an integrated luxury resort destination similar to Nusa Dua in Bali.

The mixed-use development is part of the Indonesian government’s efforts to boost tourism growth in four regions, including Lombok. Additional plans include extending the runway at Lombok International Airport, upgrading Port Lembar to accommodate yachts and cruise liners, and building a new international hospital.

March also marks the launch of MotoGP Indonesia on the new international street circuit of Pertamina Mandalika.

The new development that this Kempinski resort will be part of spans 157 hectares and stretches along 3.6 km of Mekaki Beach, backed by Mekaki Hill.

Lombok is famous for its landscape of rice paddies, mountains such as the white sand beaches of Mount Rinjani, traditional villages and local markets. This island is a starting point for the Gili Islands and trips to Komodo National Park. Travelers can reach Lombok in 30 minutes on a flight from Bali or on a two-hour flight from Jakarta.

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