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Raffles Bali - Ultra Luxury Raffles Bali Celebrates Grand Opening Ceremony

Ultra Luxury Raffles Bali Celebrates Grand Opening Ceremony

Ultra luxury Raffles Bali celebrates its Grand Opening, we welcome well-travelled connoisseurs from around the world to the island of the Gods.

Raffles Bali, the 15th Raffles in the world is known as an intimate oasis of emotional well-being. The iconic property is located in beautiful Jimbaran Bay within Jimbaran Hijau development area. Bali’s Governor, Mr. Wayan Koster together with Your Excellency Japan Ambassador, Mr. Kenji Kanasugi, Accor Vice President Operations, Mr. Michel Vivier, President Director Jimbaran Green Hill, Mr. Tatsuyuki Ariizumi, CEO Jimbaran Hijau, Mr. Agung Prianta and Raffles Bali General Manager Katya Herting noted in a press announcement symbolized by celebratory Gong that the resort is now open inviting all well-traveled connoisseurs on a journey of a lifetime to the most luxurious resort in Bali as we celebrate our Grand Opening in December 2021.

Indulge in Raffles Bali, an intimate oasis of emotional wellbeing. Experience a blissful escapade at our private pool villa, providing unparalleled panoramic ocean views and captivating sunsets surrounded by lush tropical gardens, our secluded beach, complemented by utmost privacy and generosity of space.

Visit our website at https://www.rafflesbali.com/offer/raffles-bali-exquisite-opening-experience/ to inquire more.

For reservation, please contact us via e-mail at bali@raffles.com

Raffles Bali is an intimate oasis of emotional well-being. Located in beautiful Jimbaran Bay within the Jimbaran Hijau development area, the resort is perched on a hill offering unparalleled views of the ocean and its own secluded beach. With just 32 well-appointed pool villas providing utmost relaxation with its generosity of space, each featuring their own outdoor terrace and private pool, Raffles Bali is one of the most exclusive hotels in Jimbaran and boasts stunning sunsets, lush tropical gardens and exquisite dining.

From each of the exquisite Pool Villas – the largest and most private in Jimbaran – abundant sunlight streams in through the patio doors to gleam off rich hardwood floors. The soft batik tapestry hanging behind the king bed is a tribute to the skills of Bali’s local craftsmen, while rustic rattan furniture complements sweeping views of your private garden and the ocean beyond. Step outside into Bali’s restorative warmth for a morning spent lounging at your private pool or reading on the gazebo’s shaded daybed, enjoying the gentle breeze. All villas include indoor and outdoor showers, yoga mats and bespoke beach accessories, in addition to an indulgent soaking tub.

Located at the resort’s highest point, Rumari, our signature restaurant is proudly appointed as newest Krug Ambassade, first ever in Indonesia and one amongst the selected few, unveiling a culinary journey on a sunset terrace overlooking the ocean. Loloan Beach Bar and Grill is located on the resort’s secluded beach, overlooking a 25-metre infinity pool. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood feast beneath the shade of the Balinese-style ceilings. As twilight falls, the atmosphere shifts from laid-back fun to casual elegance.

For unforgettable romance, elegant and intimate dining experiences can be arranged at The Secret Cave, illuminated with flickering torches and candlelight, or at the Purnama Honeymoon Bale, built on the rocks at the edge of the resort’s ocean front. The Farm Terrace, a breathtaking al fresco dining under the passion fruit pergola in the middle of lush gardens.

Connoisseurs will also enjoy the brand’s iconic Writers Bar and the adjoining Library, a relaxing haven to savour classic or whimsically spiced cocktails, a glass of Champagne, or an after-dinner digestive. Set in the heart of the resort, this intimate bar brings the Raffles heritage to Bali, with the bespoke Raffles Bali Sling, especially curated by our expert mixologist.

Raffles Bali is appointed as the flagship property for the Raffles Emotional Wellbeing program. Relaxation comes easily, where the sound of tropical birds calling through the flora and the scent of the sea soothe the soul. Unwind beneath the hands of an expert therapist at Raffles Spa. There are two treatment suites, with their own soaking tub and sliding doors that lead to a hill-view terrace or experience our remote hillside treatment suite, The Sanctuary, hidden in nature.

With an extensive and genuine knowledge of the island, our Raffles Wellbeing Butlers will enrich your time with an insider’s perspective on local customs. They can also arrange unique cultural experiences, from temple dance ceremonies to traditional cooking classes. Any wish is only a request away.

Raffles Bali is truly an oasis for well-travelled connoisseurs.

Reserve your blissful escapade experience at https://www.rafflesbali.com/offer/raffles-bali-exquisite-opening-experience/

Prior reservation required at bali@raffles.com or contact us at +62 361 2015 800.

Introducing Peter Greenaway CBE’s first-ever advertising endeavour: a new short movie masterpiece with a never-before-seen cast of modern-day royals, bridging Raffles’ noble legacy and its powerful future

SINGAPORE, November 3, 2021Raffles Hotels & Resorts today announced Hotel Royalty Since 1887, a brand campaign developed by Accor’s Creative Studio, a diverse cast of modern-day royals, and celebrated film director and artist, Peter Greenaway. Renowned for his evocative films with striking imagery, Peter Greenaway brings his powerful vision to this collaboration, the first commercial project of his career. The campaign pays tribute to the brand’s storied history and prestige through an innovative, emotive, offbeat, and atypical lens – modernising hotel royalty through a multi-generational cast that have always considered Raffles their luxury brand of choice.

The new campaign is designed to reinterpret the golden age of travel, with each vignette emulating a painting, layered with saturated colours and textures that feel exotic and daring, yet also familiar. Filmed and shot at Raffles Singapore, the birthplace of the brand, the campaign draws from the fundamental spirit of Raffles, showcasing the extraordinary experience the brand provides. Inspired by Raffles’ philosophy of true luxury being not only about what you do, but also about how you feel, the campaign highlights the brand’s position as a destination for the well-travelled; a meeting point for many cultures, infused with international influences, where stories are told, and legends are made.

Showcasing an enchanting, imaginary day in the life at Raffles, the campaign follows a cast of real-life royals – HIRH Catharina von Habsburg, Archduchess of Austria, Princess of Hungary and Bohemia with her mother HIRH Archduchess Anna Gabriele von Habsburg, born von Wrede; HRH Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh, King of Jaipur; George Spencer-Churchill, Marquess of Blandford; HRH Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark; and HH Prince Nikolai of Denmark – as they embark on a series of marvellous and whimsical adventures. As the day progresses, scenes build to a crescendo through a riot of colours, textures and movement, culminating with the joy of an opulent banquet. Throughout the scenes, simple pleasures become elevated, and the journey inspires a sense of wonder and amazement, reflecting the true essence of the brand and the feeling of Raffles’ guests when in residence.

From writing to fashion and from polo to aviation, each royal cast member has a personal passion that connects to the roots of the Raffles brand. Director Peter Greenaway has incorporated these passions into the campaign in symbolic and meaningful ways. One particularly poignant scene depicts HIRH Catharina von Habsburg writing exactly where Rudyard Kipling, one of her favourite authors, wrote The Jungle Book. Greenaway captures an incredibly moving moment as von Habsburg pens an emotional letter to her ancestor, Marie Antoinette. Throughout the film, Greenaway aims to portray Raffles as an exclusive retreat for well-travelled connoisseurs, enchanting them with distinctive and meaningful experiences.

To view Peter Greenaway’s film, please click here http://www.raffles.com/raffles-life/raffles-royalty.

A legendary brand known for creating landmark properties in culturally rich destinations around the world, Raffles is on track to double its portfolio by 2024, adding a host of distinguished addresses that will continue to set the standard in luxury hospitality. Recently, Raffles opened a second hotel in Dubai (The Palm), and the much-anticipated Raffles London at The OWO is set to open in 2022, along with additional flagship properties planned for Boston, Doha, Jeddah, Macau, Bahrain, Moscow and more.

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About Raffles

Raffles Hotels & Resorts boasts an illustrious history and some of the most prestigious hotel addresses worldwide. In 1887, Raffles Singapore set the standard for luxury hospitality, introducing the world to private butlers, the Singapore Sling and its enduring, legendary service. Today, Raffles continues this tradition in leading cities and lavish resort locales, enchanting travellers with meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive. Connoisseurs of life choose Raffles, not merely for its aura of culture, beauty and gentility, but for the extraordinary way they feel when in residence with Raffles. Each Raffles, be it Paris, Istanbul, Dubai, Warsaw, Jakarta or the Seychelles, serves as a venerated oasis where travellers arrive as guests, leave as friends and return as family. Raffles is part of Accor, a world-leading hospitality group consisting of more than 5,200 properties and 10,000 food and beverage venues throughout 110 countries.

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A ‘Krug Ambassade’ is an iconic place, which represents the spirit of the House of Krug based on the principles of prestige – a unique passion and savoir-faire. A culinary destination where gastronomic excellence meets the finest Champagnes. All over the world, the Krug Ambassades represent a real network of Krug lovers who pass on their passion through relentless hard work and an original style.

Krug’s story began in Reims in 1843 with Joseph Krug, a visionary non-conformist with an uncompromising philosophy. Having understood that the true essence of Champagne is pleasure itself, his dream was to craft the very best Champagne he could offer, every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Six generations of the Krug family have perpetuated this dream, enriching the founder’s vision and savoir-faire.

Encompassing the equally unique passion and savoir-faire, we are proud to announce that Rumari at Raffles Bali is appointed as the newest Krug Ambassade, the first ever in Indonesia and one amongst the selected few exclusive venues in the world. Perched on the highest point of Raffles Bali, the name ‘Rumari’ means the house of the sun and the full moon, a place of true celestial beauty right on the cusp of Jimbaran Bay. Led by Executive Chef Gaetan Biesuz, the restaurant presents Indonesian finest dishes in contemporary style. Rumari’s fine dining enthusiasts will be immersed in a setting that is nothing short of spectacular at any time of day or night on a gastronomy experience that will be among the best in the island.

Raffles Bali is an intimate oasis of emotional well-being, and as the Krug Ambassade, Raffles Bali will infuse the distinguished collection of Krug Champagne into its exclusive dining destinations around the resort. The surprise proposal at Purnama Honeymoon Bale by the waters, the unparalleled Secret Cave dining escapade or the al fresco dining at Farm Terrace.

Open for reservations as of November 6th, 2021 onwards, Rumari proudly welcomes Krug connoisseurs for an unparalleled gastronomy journey, the Krug Degustation Dinner at Rumari.

Join us on the countdown to our exquisite Grand Opening featuring Krug, the world’s finest champagne and experience the most luxurious resort in Bali with the Raffles legendary service.

Reserve your blissful escapade experience at https://www.rafflesbali.com/offer/raffles-bali-exquisite-opening-experience/

Prior reservation required at bali@raffles.com or contact us at +62 361 2015 800

For many cultures, traditional drinks are more than just a pleasant treat on Friday nights. Many use the distilled or fermented beverage as part of offerings or religious ceremonies. However nowadays, travelers are able to incorporate the alcoholic drink in their cultural experience. Introducing the Balinese ‘Arak.’ A traditional spirit from Bali, which is fermented from glutinous rice or sap from sugar palm or coconut trees.

The rice arak also represents the Goddess of Prosperity and Fertility known as Dewi Sri. The alcohol percentage ranges from 20 to 50%. Apart from the obvious – drinking, arak is also used in cultural and religious ceremonies.

Arak can be enjoyed as it is or mixed as a cocktail. The Balinese strongly believe that too many of Arak will allow you to see the witch demon, Rangda in your dream.

At The Writers Bar Bali, we create our own rendition of the iconic ‘Singapore Sling and called it ‘Bali Sling’, this signature cocktail is concocted from gin, grenadine syrup, Balinese arak infused with blue pea tea and jackfruit.

Bali is truly magical. While strolling around the bustling farmer’s market of Bali, across an ancient temple’s courtyard, chatters of roadside vendors luring us in with piquant aroma of spices and vibrant coloured harvests. As we stumbled upon the sight and scent of golden jackfruits in abundance. Under an old frangipani tree with its scattered fragrant blooms. This vivid kaleidoscope was the inspiration behind our signature Bali Sling creation.

Have a sip at our vast array of Arak infused cocktail upon sunset at The Writers Bar Bali.

For more information, please visit The Writers Bar Bali or email us at dining.bali@raffles.com

Steeped in history, Raffles Hotel is the epitome of elegant days gone by. Built in 1887, it was considered the place to stay by upper class British colonials and, even today, no visit to Singapore can be considered complete without stopping by.

The Long Bar, part of the Raffles Hotel, was a popular watering hole for colonial Singaporeans, almost a social institution, and it was not uncommon to see the gents tipping away on their glasses of gin or whisky. However, this was in stark contrast to the women. Prevailing etiquette dictated that they should not drink in public. It was very unladylike to see a woman swaggering or wobbling in public, but quite okay for men to do so. Alcohol was very much the preserve of male habit in those days. Ladies were relegated to sip on juice or water or tea.

These fact sets the background of the creation of the world famous Singapore Sling. In a genius moment of early Singaporean marketing prowess, barman Ngiam Tong Boon clicked that he could slip a dash of gin and cherry brandy into his pink “fruit cocktail” and the men (and public) would be none the wiser. The popularity of the drink spread throughout the world and although tourists may have tasted the drink in their own country, they still love to sit and sip the drink in the very place that it was invented. This is the story of the man behind the timeless cocktail.

Early Life & Career

There is very little evidence that could provide the knowledge of when Ngiam Tong Boon was born – even his great grandson do not know the year till this day. According to him, it is very hard to find out as there are no records from Qing dynasty China.

Ngiam Tong Boon was born in Hainan, China. Grew up working in rice farm back in Hainan, he ventured on sea voyage because during that time it was the only way for the young boys to get off Hainan Island– ready to make better future for themselves. Another story behind the quest was that the night before Chinese New Year, he went into the family kitchen and tried to swipe something to eat from the roast. The meat fell into the stove and was covered in ash, destroying the family’s New Year Meal. Afraid that he might get into serious trouble he ran away and didn’t look back.

He landed up in Vietnam where he began to work as waiter and work his way up to bartender. He was assumed to be working in Hotel Continental in Saigon (opened in 1880) and The Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi (opened in 1896). Vietnam was part of the French colonial Indochina that time and it is most likely there that the rising star met with a French Chef, who later on moved with him to Singapore. By the time he moved to Singapore, he was able to speak French and English on top of his native Hainanese language. He was also equipped to tend bar in Asia’s best hotels.

An Iconic Creation

Ngiam Tong Boon first worked in Singapore at the Adelphi, a grand hotel which was once the settlement’s finest. It was also consider to be one of the oldest hotels in Singapore, operation for more than 120 years. Then he moved to Raffles, which once it expanded in 1899, introducing both electric lights and electric fans, became Singapore’s best hotel. It is the place where Ngiam Tong Boon made a name for himself for his creation and game changer drink that remains to be timeless cocktails enjoyed by many well-travelled connoisseurs.

The drink originally called Gin Sling as it was easier for Chinese travelers. On the account of Arthur, his great grandson, the drink became the Singapore Sling thanks to the sailors who often frequent to Raffles Hotel as it was previously right on the beach.

Legacy

Ngiam Tong Boon has transformed his life from poor Chinese migrant, rise up to bar captain, and then to become plantation owner as well as an investor. His life revolves around the three key values; respect for ancestors, respect for elders and work ethic. He was a canny man and also very generous. He ran a lodging house for new immigrants from China and provide them at employment either at a coffee shop that he owns or at The Long Bar.

He made connection with chairmen of all the big companies in which at the end allow him to acquire rubber plantation. He used his influence to talk to other Hainanese immigrants to send their money home to their family instead of gambling.

Near the end of his days, he went back to Hainan for a visit to his family. It was presumably due to malaria or dengue that eventually took his life. As his family would have put it, he is known as a very strong, determined man, and that made his energy’s presence was felt still very strong.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of this iconic cocktail, Raffles has teamed up with Sipsmith, passionate pioneers of London’s artisanal gin renaissance, to create a bespoke Gin for Raffles Hotels & Resorts. Raffles 1915 Gin was created by Sipsmith Master Distiller Jared Brown and handcrafted at the Sipsmith Distillery in London, exclusively for Raffles Hotels & Resorts.

 

 

Raffles Spa Journeys assure the act of inner and outer transformation by travelling from one place to another through sensory pleasures, unique surroundings and rejuvenating sensations. Leave feeling well-rested and on your journey to living well. With our Raffles wellbeing pillar in mind, experiencing morning meditation is an ancestral art evoking relaxation connecting mind, body and spirit through different techniques.

For those seeking more, peace, love and happiness, tune in with your inner self in our iconic venue, The Secret Cave. This meditation technique is a combination of breathing exercises, concentration and energy movements to balance your mind and body, aiming to increase happiness and self-belief.

Discover your inner Zen through our morning meditation. Immerse in a 60 minutes early morning Ghiri Buana meditation of mindful breathing exercises, concentration and energy movements. Connect the equilibrium of your mind, body and soul. Seek no further than our tranquil Secret Cave for the ultimate me-time at Raffles Bali.

Our dedicated wellbeing practitioners will be delighted to accompany you through this personal journey.

To inquire more, please contact +62 361 2015 800 or e-mail to bali@raffles.com

Celebrate romance in a timeless fashion with us, as we take you on an enchanting evening of curated gastronomy journey by the waters at our Purnama Honeymoon Bale, Raffles Bali’s bespoke dining destination. Soft flickering flames emanate from torches leading up to the Purnama solitary gazebo on the rocks, whilst soft sea breeze and dramatic crimson colours of dusk welcome you. Roses and signature cocktails are presented at the start of the evening, as our culinary team presents an indulgent six-course degustation menu, perfectly paired with our selection of premium Champagne. The quintessential celebration for an evening of nostalgia. This intimate dining experience is exclusive for resort guests.

To inquire more, please contact bali@raffles.com or via phone at +62 361 2015 800

Introducing one of Raffles Bali’s dining destination. Experience a mesmerizing evening on an intimate dinner for two at our Secret Cave. Celebrate with the love of your life in the enchanting ambience of our own natural cave. Flickering torches line up along the pathway as we escort you to the cave at dusk, signature cocktails in hand as our culinary team presents a six-course unparalleled epicurean journey, perfectly paired with our selection of premium Champagne. This intimate dining experience is exclusive for resort guests.

To inquire more, please contact bali@raffles.com or via phone at +62 361 2015 800

Emotional Wellbeing by Raffles is a holistic approach, where guests are intuitively guided through thoughtfully curated experiences, spaces and rituals – bringing them a sense of emotional wellbeing. We consult and collaborate with thought-leaders in the wellness industry to ensure everything we offer is creative, innovative and luxurious.

In a tranquil natural surroundings, we offer rituals to encourage emotional reconnection, physical release and balance to our well-travelled connoisseurs. Our rituals encourage relaxation and recalibration, facilitated not only by a dedicated Raffles Wellbeing Butler but across their entire stay via our spa & wellbeing program as a whole. This mindfulness practice provides our guests with the tools to relax, promote better sleep and to take a moment to unwind from the stresses of the day; our inquisitive colleague intuitively know what our guests need before they do, but our rituals also provide guests with the tools to take control of their own emotional wellbeing during their stay and beyond.

Transcend to an oasis of emotional wellbeing. At the edge of a pristine Jimbaran hilltop nestled in the lush greenery surrounded by the calming sounds of nature, our carefully designed “The Sanctuary”. Inspired by Balinese architecture and ancestral techniques of relaxation and treatments, we offer a unique space to revitalize mind, body and soul. The perfect venue to rebalance your inner and outer self, regaining energy and inner peace featured a relaxation area in outmost comfort.

Raffles Spa Journeys assure the act of inner and outer transformation by travelling from one place to another through sensory pleasures, unique surroundings and rejuvenating sensations.

Begin with an aromatic foot ritual followed by full body exfoliation leaving your body radiant, soft and smooth. A relieving scalp massage is then performed while your body is wrapped in an exotic cocoon, the journey continues with the ultimate aromatherapy massage, using flower oils. Complete the treatment with a relaxing foot revitalizer enjoying the vistas over the ocean. This wellness experience is exclusively for in-house guest.

To inquire more, please contact +62 361 2015 800 or e-mail to bali@raffles.com