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Kempinski acquires Lombok resort

Kempinski Hotels has signed a management agreement with PT. Teluk Agung Alami for a resort in Lombok, Indonesia.

Lombok bills itself as an "unspoilt paradise" and is often compared to Bali. And it is Kempinski Hotels that has been chosen to become one of the first international hotel operators to run a luxury resort on the island after signing a management agreement with Indonesian developer PT. Teluk Agung Alami. The signing follows a successful collaboration of over three years with The Apurva Kempinski Bali, which opened in February 2019.

The Apurva Kempinski Lombok, set on 14.3 hectares of land, will house 200 suites and villas measuring a minimum of 65 sqm, placing them among the largest entry-level rooms in the destination. It is located in a secluded bay on the southwest coast of the island, overlooking the waterfront. The property will also feature 5 restaurants, a spa and wellness centre, several large meeting rooms and an outdoor party lawn.

The Apurva Kempinski Lombok is part of a larger development that will eventually house up to 10 hotels and resorts on Mekaki Beach, as well as an organic farm, ranch and equestrian centre. The final project will then become an integrated mixed-use luxury resort destination reminiscent of Nusa Dua in Bali.

The project is part of the Indonesian government's drive to boost tourism growth in four designated areas across the country. And the government is focusing its efforts on Lombok with plans underway to extend the runway at Lombok International Airport, upgrade Port Lembar on the west of the island to accommodate luxury yachts and cruise ships, and build a new international hospital.

157 hectares will be needed to develop this ambitious project, encompassing the entire bay. The Apurva Kempinski Lombok will occupy one of the largest plots at the heart of the development. It is scheduled to open in 2027.

Lombok can be described as an authentic destination with its traditional villages, local markets and emerald rice fields. Guests can enjoy a variety of activities such as surfing, diving, hiking and cycling. Lombok is easily accessible from Bali and Jakarta by plane and ferry.

Lombok's south coast is an unspoilt paradise, a land before its time where lush hills and impressive bays are surrounded by some of the clearest tropical waters in Southeast Asia. We are delighted to partner with PT again. Teluk Agung Alami will open the Apurva Kempinski Lombok, which promises to be one of Indonesia's most outstanding resorts. The resort will complement the already successful The Apurva Kempinski Bali, offering guests the opportunity to experience an unforgettable island-to-island adventure across two spectacular destinations. This new signing reinforces our position as a growing hotel operator with exceptional properties and reflects our high ambitions for the region.

Bernold Schroeder, Chief Executive Officer of the Kempinski Group and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kempinski AG

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