Lift Bali – an eco-friendly treetop hotel in the heart of the rainforest

Hidden in plain sight between rice paddies and lush forest in the village of Penestan, Kecamatan Ubud, Lift Bali is created without concrete to have a less invasive environmental footprint and impact. Designed by Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier, the lodgings are designed to blend seamlessly with their surroundings. Guests sleep cocooned by leafy trees, wooden beams and the sounds of the…

Westin opens second resort in Ubud, Bali

Westin Hotels & Resorts has planted a second flag in Bali with its debut of the Westin Resort & Spa Ubud. The 120-room property features a mix of traditional rooms, suites and villas, including two private pool villas designed to accommodate larger groups or families. Among the resort’s dining options are Tabla, an all-day venue…

61 Chinese tourists in Bali depart for Wuhan in time for Cap Go Meh celebrations

A flight chartered by the Chinese Consulate-General picked up 61 Chinese nationals from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Saturday to bring them back to Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China.  The tourists, comprising 49 adults and 12 children, had been stranded in Bali since Wednesday following the Indonesian government’s decision to…

5 most popular upscale restaurants in Bali

While some would rightfully argue that the best Balinese food can be found on the streets and in local warungs – this article is not about that. This is about the top 5 most popular high-end and more upscale restaurants in Bali, frequented by foreigners and local business people. Do you know better ones? Share…

John Woolley has been appointed as GM for The Ritz-Carlton, Bali

Luxury beachfront resort, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali, is delighted to welcome John Woolley as their new General Manager from January 20th 2020. Bringing over 20 years’ experience with Marriott International to his new role, John’s illustrious career has taken him around the globe, most recently to the island of Gods in 2015. As General Manager at Courtyard by Marriott Bali Seminyak…

Economy of Indonesia is set to be the world’s 7th largest by 2030

The Indonesia economy could be among the global top seven by 2030 Already the 16th biggest economy, research by McKinsey about Indonesia’s economic outlook suggests that the Indonesia economy is prepared to become the world’s 7th largest by 2030. Below, we’ll look into the factors that make this possible, such as Indonesia’s robust economic development and expanding…