The expansion of contemporary hotel collection Ovolo Group shows no signs of slowing down with the design-savvy company welcoming its first property in Indonesia. The latest addition, Mamaka by Ovolo is an urban resort situated right on the legendary beachfront of Kuta.
Heavily inspired by its island home, Mamaka by Ovolo has merged the global brand ethos of Ovolo – that of vibrant, dynamic spaces – with ancient Balinese culture. In fact, that’s exactly what the name refers to – In ancient Pali language ‘mamaka’ refers to one who shows affection not only for oneʼs self. In ode to Bali, the hotel’s design has embraced vibrant colours and traditional Balinese textiles like kebaya baju, alongside natural materials, ample weaving, bold patterns, and lantern effect lighting. Karlyn Cerdeña is apt in her description of the new Kuta haunt; “Vibrant. Dynamic. Playful Bali. Be. Here. Now.”
The playful aesthetic of the Ovolo Group will again be prominent throughout the new development, though this time with an Indonesian twist. Mamaka by Ovolo was envisioned by the Ovolo team and realised by ara design International, the brand behind many international hotel and resort projects. In true Ovolo style, the food and drink experience will also be innovative and bring a new culinary dynamic to the Kuta precinct. The first of its kind on the island is the highest rooftop pool club with 270-degree views of the Bali’s western beaches from Jimbaran to Canggu and beyond. A dining destination in its own right, Mamaka by Ovolo’s edible offerings will remain in line with Ovolo’s existing focus on outstanding food and drink – expect the announcement of a Creative Culinary Partner to direct the Cocktail Bar and the Rooftop concept imminently.
In terms of amenities, the urban resort isn’t lacking. Alongside the convenience of all-day bar and dining venues, utilising its position on Kuta’s beachfront, home to the island’s best surf break for beginners and recreational surfers, there will also be an in-house surf school. A fresh take on a wellness centre adds to the Mamaka experience boasting a horizontal climbing wall, circuit training mechanical surfboard for core strength among other features. Those after a more leisurely experience can enjoy the innovative take on the unisex salon – think bubbles and blow, negroni and nails or barber and bourbon.
Mamaka by Ovolo is scheduled to open its doors on late 2020, so be ready to experience the vibrant staycation ambience of Kuta in a fresh, new perspective. For more info, please visit www.ovolohotels.com