Amankila

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Amankila
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Amankila is located in Bali
Amankila
Location within Bali
General information
Location Near Manggis, Karangasem Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Coordinates 8°30′3″S 115°31′39″E / 8.50083°S 115.52750°E / -8.50083; 115.52750
Opening March 1992
Owner Aman Resorts
Design and construction
Architect Ed Tuttle
Other information
Number of suites 34

Amankila (meaning: "Peaceful hill")[1] is a luxury coastal hotel situated on the green hill of Indrakila,[2] near Manggis in Karangasem Regency in eastern Bali, Indonesia. It is operated by Aman Resorts and was opened in March 1992.[3][4]Lonely Planet describes Amankila as "one of Bali's best resorts".[5]

Architecture[edit]

The hotel, designed by Ed Tuttle, is set amongst the backdrop of Mount Agung, a volcano revered as a home of the gods that overlooks the Lombok Strait. In designing the hotel, Tuttle was inspired by the palaces of Ujung and Tirtagangga.[6] The hotel has 34 suites which are fashioned as beach houses[7] and are linked by walkways. The suites are thatched roof and freestanding with individual terraces furnished with daybeds. The tables are made of coconut shells and chairs are rattan.[8] There are several choices in suites, including the Indrakila Suite, whose name derives from the hill upon which the hotel is built and includes a private pool, and the larger Amankila Suite that offers private butler service.[2] The rooms are reported to range in cost between $700 to $2800 a night.[8]

The three-tiered infinity swimming pool, resembling terraced fields, is built into a cliff edge.[9] Each pool flows into the one below it and its construction includes blue tiling.[7] Nighttime poolside entertainment includes traditional Balinese dancing or live music.[8] While the main restaurant serves Indonesian and Western cuisines,[7] food and afternoon tea is served poolside, and the beach club offers lunch. Genevieve Harris was the founding executive chef of the Amankila Resort.[10] Beside the restaurant is an open-aired bar with a thatched wooden roof and bamboo furnishings.[8]

Located at the base of the cliff is the hotel's private sand beach. The hotel's beach club, set within coconut palms and a frangipani tree,[11] is located here with its own 41 m (135 ft) pool, water sport rentals and private lounging bales.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amankila Resort". bali-indonesia.com. 31 August 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Rooms & Suites". bali-indonesia.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Stern, Steven B. (2006). Stern's Guide to the Greatest Resorts of the World (9th ed.). Stern's Travel Guides, Ltd. p. 233. ISBN 0-9778608-0-9. 
  4. ^ Kunz, Martin Nicholas (2004). Luxury Hotels Beach Resorts. TeNeues. ISBN 3-8238-4592-6. 
  5. ^ Ver Berkmores, Ryan (2009). Bali & Lombok (12th ed.). Lonely Planet. ISBN 1-74104-864-8. 
  6. ^ a b "Amankila". Grand Luxury Hotels. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c "Amankila Resort". Asia Hotels. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Amankila, Bali: overview". London: The Daily Telegraph. 4 December 2008. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 
  9. ^ Pham, Sherisse; Emmons, Ron; Eveland, Jennifer; Lin-Liu, Jen (2009). Frommer's Southeast Asia (6th ed.). Frommer's. p. 633. ISBN 0-470-44721-4. 
  10. ^ Owen, Sri (1999). Indonesian Regional Food and Cookery. Frances Lincoln Ltd. p. 128. ISBN 0-7112-1273-2. 
  11. ^ "Facilities & Services". bali-indonesia.com. Retrieved 5 September 2010. 

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