Thursday, March 10, 2016

Inside the Exotic Mandapa Reserve in Ubud, Bali

Ritz-Carlton’s newest Reserve property, the third in the brand, is now open in Ubud, Bali.
Mandapa, named after the entrance to a traditional Hindu temple,  is set along the majestic Ayung River as it meets the lush jungle in Ubud, the cultural and spiritual heart of Bali.

Offering individually tailored spiritual, wellness, health and detox programs, complemented by the full time personalized attention of a dedicated Patih or butler, the intimate retreat (just 60 total rooms, suites and villas) is designed to be a sanctuary in which relaxing one’s mind, body, and soul comes naturally.

Located in a district famous for its arts and crafts as well as temples and monasteries, this exceptional property occupies a prime yet secluded position in the gentle hills along the Ayung River. Architectural design inspiration is taken from the unique environment of Ubud. The property will have 60 intimate villas and suites showcasing architectural features indigenous to Bali with elements of the local art scene giving the Ritz-Carlton Reserve a powerful yet rare sense of place.

Every space will be carefully curated to amplify the sophisticated individuality and needs of each guest. Lush gardens, hillside views, meditative areas and meandering pathways follow the natural lie of the land and lead to a luxurious spa offering bespoke treatments and two swimming pools designed to respect the guest’s needs for privacy and intimate personal space. With personal day beds, and sheltered spaces, guests will be able to truly discover deeply individual spaces to call their own.

Dedicated butlers will personalize every detail recognizing the individuality of each guest, from the creation of romantic dining under the stars, tailored spa experiences at the edge of the jungle, personalized chef specialty menus and off-the-beaten-track excursions created to satisfy every whim. At all times a dedicated yet unobtrusive and discrete personal contact will consistently fulfill the wishes of guests, creating a Ritz-Carlton Reserve service experience that is observant and consistently attentive.

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