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Katamana, Seminyak, Bali

25 July 2016

Words: Sarah Freeman / Images: Katamana

Boasting some of the largest living spaces of any hotel in Bali, the newly opened all-suite Katamama Hotel is the lovechild of gallery owner and Potato Head co-owner, Ronald Akili, and renowned Indonesian architect, Andra Matin.

Merging traditional Balinese craftsmanship with contemporary touches, the boutique hotel is almost entirely handmade – from the building itself crafted with 1.6 million handmade tiles sourced from a single village in Bali, to the suites’ orchid-vine storage boxes created by weavers in the village of Tenganan. Naturally sourced materials offset the Danish mid-century pieces of furniture and one-off pieces of Indonesian art.

Adding some European flavour to the predominantly Balinese character is MoVida, an outpost of the cult Spanish restaurant, which serves up stylish tapas in a tropical setting. Shimmy next door to Akademi Bar-slash-hotel reception, where you can make your way through their creative cocktail list, curated by award-winning mixologist Dre Masso, and check in (or out) at the same time.

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