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A Q&A with Soori Bali’s GM


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14th February 2023

The Sybarite sat down with Soori's GM to uncover the resort and its unique features that make for an ideal stay when vacationing in Bali.

Could you briefly introduce Soori and in your point of view, the unique aspects about this destination resort in Bali?

Soori Bali is blessed with one of the most untouched yet accessible location on the island. 

The enveloping combination of ocean, rice paddies and volcanic mountains offers a rich lush nature of rare beauty, a destination on its own. 

What are a few things that perhaps stand out amongst guests who wish to stay at Soori or end up booking it for their holiday despite many other varieties to choose from on the island? 

The exhilarating sense of freedom and quietude/ tranquility the property conveys.

It is the lasting frontier to Bali as it should be - built on a foundation of authenticity, keeping things pure, and nursing absolute discretion for our guests.

What are some of your favourite in-room features, services and amenities that Soori provides its guests? 

The breezy infinity deck of the villas

The personal Villa host taking care of the finest details and wishes of each guest

The Turn down tea and Good night stories served daily just before bedtime

Design is such a strong feature of the hotel as it is designed by owner/architect Soo K Chan (whose clients include Park Hyatt Maldives, W Hotel Seminyak and Four Seasons Lijiang). 

Can you describe the style and character that encompasses the property? 

SOORI BALI is as much a state of mind as it is a world class resort and is designed as a refuge. With a pioneering architectural style, it encompasses contemporary Balinese design elements, puts the focus on sustainability while celebrating the local context.

What type of traveller would enjoy a stay at Soori? 

As the Villas and Residences range in size from One to Ten bedrooms, from the romantic One Bedroom Ocean Pool Villa to the Soori Estate with private Spa, Gym facilities and Helipad, the reasons to travel to Soori Bali are multiple: From blessed honeymoon couples, families or friends’ reunions to reconnect, to milestone celebrations. 

Disconnecting from the hectic pace of life and experiencing unscripted moments is certainly a shared desire.

What features do you personally enjoy or admire? 

The sublimely minimalist lines, the playful game between architecture and light and the re-energising power of the place.

Sustainable travel is a vague concept, but more and more travellers are starting to become aware and even question what resorts are doing to minimise their impact on the environment. Industries are also taking more of a leading role and setting examples so that it doesn’t just educate the traveller but it influences others in the industry. Could you tell us more about Soori’s sustainability project and how location and design mirrors that? 

Soori Bali’s sustainability is part of its creation, the property is EarthCheck-certified from the very first year, meaning the property met the rigorous requirements of the EC3 Global EarthCheck Standard for Building, Planning and Design. 

As a testament and commitment to the environment and community, the property was awarded ‘Change Makers ‘by LHW last year and was nominated this year by Virtuoso in the category ‘Protecting the planet’ as well as by the Virtuoso board 

Regenerative Hospitality drives our decision-making; from the materials and way to built, to how we operate, and create a local ecosystem.

What are some story-telling experiences that you might personally recommend to guests staying at Soori? Whether it's a couple, individual or a family with young children. 

We endeavor to be an inspiration to the change makers’ generation and to architect a new way of living.

Turtle Rescue-and-Release: reinstating the Olive Ridley turtle specie in their natural habitat: The Olive Ridley turtle specie, in collaboration with a local foundation, are safely collected from the southwestern coastline where they are at risk, the hatchlings are carefully reared before being released on opportune tides from Kelating beach in front of Soori Bali.

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