Rimba Artist Rendering Main Lobby

Rimba Jimbaran Bali, sister property of Ayana, is set to open in Indonesia in September.

Under the same management of Capella Hotel Group, Rimba Jimbaran Bali will open in September 2013 with 297 rooms and suites to expand on Ayana’s 368 rooms and villas.

The 8 hectare resort is located within Ayana’s 77-hectare grounds overlooking Jimbaran Bay, 12 kilometers from Bali’s airport, making it an ideal sanctuary for a relaxing break and a base from which to explore Bali and nearby attractions.

Capella Hotel Group chairman Horst Schulze said the imminent opening of Rimba underscores the owner’s continued investment in the property and commitment to the highest standards of quality and service.

“I have opened hundreds of hotels around the world, I’ve worked for the biggest names in the industry over a career of more than 50 years, so I’ve seen a lot of hotels, visited a lot of hotels, and I know how to spot a good hotel,” Schulze said. “This is not just a good hotel, this is truly a world-class hotel and right at the very top when we talk about the best resorts in the world.

“This resort has continued to evolve and get even better every year. The owner is truly committed to understanding guests’ needs and catering for their expressed and unexpressed wishes, and he continues to invest to ensure Ayana remains world-class.

“The next stage in this evolution is the opening of this new hotel, Rimba, which has its own story and unique experiences to offer guests,” Schulze said.

Rimba’s name, which is Indonesian for ‘forest’, reflects its setting and sustainable design. A central feature of the innovative design is the one hectare of multi-tiered swimming pools and expansive tree plantations, tropical flowers and organic fruit and vegetable gardens.

The landscaping by St Legere is cleverly contoured to create different levels and slopes, so it is like entering a national park with an undulating tree-lined entrance and scenic trails.

The resort’s elevated hill-side locationaffords both sunrise and sunset views, looking out over the Uluwatu Hills to the south-east, and to the Indian Ocean fronting Ayana’s 1.3 kilometer coastline to the south-west.

According to the property, the 297 well-appointed guest rooms and suites are “contemporary, elegant and chic, with an emphasis on sustainable design”.

With its unique facilities and design, Rimba complements Ayana, providing guests with two unique hotels to explore and two very different experiences to enjoy.

Linked to Ayana by scenic jogging trails and shuttle bus service, its strategic location also enables Rimba to support accommodation needs and additional function and meeting space for corporate and wedding events held at Ayana.

Rimba’s swimming pools include a Main Pool with swim-up pool bar and a Children’s Pool adjacent to the Kids Club.

On-site restaurants and bars includeIndonesia’s largestChinese restaurant, Ah-Yat Abalone, which has over 25 restaurants Asia-wide and will open its first Bali outlet at Rimba; ultra-glam roof-top bar ‘Unique’ designed around a swimming pool; all-day cuisine and gourmet Bakery at To’ge; and swim-up pool bar.

Rimba will also feature a state-of-the-art Cooking School designed by the hotel’s culinary professionals.

The signature wellbeing rituals of Thermes Marins Spa may be enjoyed either at Rimba’s six roof-top treatment rooms, or at the 36 treatment rooms at the main Spa at Ayana, which also features the world’s largest Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pool and Spa on the Rocks treatment villas.

Complimentary WiFi will be provided throughout Rimba, and room charges will be accepted at all Rimba and Ayana facilities for guests of both hotels, while a complimentary shuttle bus will operate all day between Rimba Lobby, Ayana Main Lobby, Spa, Villa Lobby and the private white-sand Kubu Beach.