The most exotic hotel in the world
If you are looking to branch out for your next vacation, you will definitely want to stay at this new exotic hotel located in Bali. Bill Bensley, a brilliant and creative architect, landscaper and designer based in Bangkok, recently designed Capella Ubud, a “Dutch-stle tented camp” in the hinterlands of a village called Keliki.
The inspiration behind Bensley’s idea for this hotel comes from the fact that he actually grew up camping in a tent. He loves them for several reasons and considers them to be some of the best hotels in the world. His tents force his guests to go out of their comfort zone and to connect with the nature around them. You are offered an experience that you can’t get at many other hotels.
Another benefit of Bensley’s tent design is that his tents can be put virtually anywhere without disrupting the nature and environment in which he chooses. Capella Ubud is situated in a very exotic place; guests are woken up to the beautiful singing of the Balinese birds each morning. Who wouldn’t love that!
“…The great pleasure in my life…to make folks happy”-Bill Bensley
Each Dutch-style camp inside Capella Ubud is carefully thought out and designed with the objective of “minimal intervention.” The floors and furniture are handmade in Central Java. You must go see the Balinese patterned hand-carved doors in person; the pictures don’t do them justice! They symbolize man’s middle position between heaven and hell. In addition, Bensley added brass monkeys throughout this hotel because “they never fail to make people smile.”
Capella Ubud includes a 23 tent-style retreat, exclusive saltwater pools, indoor and outdoor bathrooms and a collection of different style restaurants and bars. You are also offered their signature Auriga Spa that will surely connect you to the jungle around you.
He wants people to remember his hotel and the great places they have been, and there’s no doubt you will.
Source: Architectural Digest*