Artist in Residence
A Photographic Journey in Search of the Legend of the Naga
14-31 August 2015
According to Balinese legend, a mythical dragon known as the Naga lives on the island’s volcano peaks, descending at night into the ocean to visit his true love, the Pearl. At dawn, he rises from the ocean to return to his peak and, as he does so, water cascades from his scales onto the rice fields below, nourishing bountiful harvests. Hence, to the Balinese people the Naga represents eternal love, prosperity and protection.
Captivated by this story, Lorena embarked on a fascinating journey across the island to capture the lesser-known sides of Bali through her lens. In her constant search as a photographer for the true essence and authenticity of the places that she visits, Lorena used the legend of the Naga as a roadmap to uncover the heart of the Balinese spirit and culture.
Her photographs weave a breathtaking trail, from the dawning of the sacred mountains that await the return of the dragon to the shimmer of fertile rice paddies after a storm. They invite you to admire the island from the slopes of majestic Mount Agung as though seeing it through the dragon’s protective gaze.
The exhibition also provides a visual testament to the importance of the Naga for the inhabitants of Bali reflected through its presence on stone sculptures and temples that can be traced to every corner of the island.
Guest Chef in Residence
25 September 2015
A French Fiesta by Chef Jason Oakley of Coquille, Shanghai
Alila Villas Soori casts a spotlight on celebrity guest chefs, inviting top-billing culinary wizards to present lavish feasts at the resort throughout the year. In September, Chef Jason Oakley from Coquille, Shanghai will descend upon the shores of Kelating in West Bali to present an extraordinary flight of contemporary and classic French cuisine.
Over his decades of world-class culinary experience, Chef Oakley has developed his great passion and skill in modern European cuisine and gained international exposure in world-leading hotels and restaurants including St. Regis Hotel in Abu Dhabi, Margaux Restaurant in Dubai, and Wynn Resort and Casino, Las Vegas. Since Chef Oakley joined Coquille as Executive Chef, the restaurant has earned a slew of accolades: “Best French Restaurant of 2014” by City Weekend; “Restaurant of the Year 2014” and “Best Bistro of 2015” by That’s Shanghai; “Best French Restaurant of the Year 2014” by ShanghaiWOW!; one of the Top 5 New Restaurants in Shanghai in 2014 by SmartShanghai; “Best Western Restaurant of 2014” by Modern Weekly; and “Shanghai Best Restaurant of 2015” by Tatler.
Join us for a surprising and enlightening culinary journey under the stars. Think globally, indulge locally as Chef Oakley presents a five-course culinary fiesta from the freshest local ingredients.
96 Hours Blackout
Exclusively for the Crazy Rich Collection, Alila Villas Soori has created what is quite possibly the world’s most luxurious spa experience centered around the elemental motif of the color black—the “96 Hours Blackout.”
- A VIP welcome at Ngurah Rai International Airport and a private helicopter to resort
- Soori Residence, your home for the next four days. an exquisitely designed five-bedroom villa set amidst artfully landscaped gardens, open-air pavilions, tranquil terraces, and an infinity pool framed by panoramic ocean views.
- 96 hours Blackout, you are eased into sixteen decadent and transformative spa treatments, including “Black Sweetness,” a soothing steam bath and skin treatment of honey mixed with black pearl powder, “Stars Unfold,” a relaxing bedtime warm stone massage under the stars, and “Black Reflection,” a rejuvenating therapeutic massage involving two masseuses working in perfect balance and harmony.
- Personalized excursions with gourmet picnic lunches at staggeringly gorgeous sites, and mouthwateringly delectable dinners on a moonlit private beach—all prepared by the resort’s celebrated chef Fernando Trump.
This once-in-a-lifetime retreat culminates in the “Royalty Revamp,” a sybaritic day of beauty where you are primped and styled to perfection, dressed in your new custom-tailored set of traditional Balinese garments, and treated to the splendors of a Balinese royal banquet. After the indulgence of the “96 Hours Blackout,” you will be recharged, renewed, and content in the knowledge that even Bali’s royal family never had it this good.
To book this escape, please contact + 62 361 894 6377 or email email@example.com
Afternoon Tea Delight at Ombak
Everyday, 3.00pm - 5.30pm
Savour a moment of quiet indulgence with afternoon tea, featuring scrumptious finger sandwiches, freshly made scones and a selection of all-time favourite cakes, slices and local sweet treats, accompanied by a refreshing pot of tea or Bali coffee.
IDR 150,000++ per person
Ombak Gets Playful and Provocative
Ombak feeds diners’ sense of fun and adventure with two fresh new dining concepts. Provoking imagination, its blank canvas ‘Kosong’ dinner menu features no dishes. Instead, diners select from pure, fresh ingredients available on the day, and are joined at their table by the chef, who will fine-tune the complete customisation of their meal. A meal to bemuse the dreams of your palate.
Nothing beats sharing a plate of tapas when out for the evening with friends. Ombak’s tasty new ‘Jari and Mulut’ tapas hit the sweet and savoury spot, playfully fusing Balinese ingredients with Latin American flair. Pair with cocktails and a view of the stunning sunset. Perfection!
Soori Beach Live Market
Every Saturday, 6.30pm
Join our culinary team for a seafood night market themed dinner, featuring locally sourced, sustainable seafood and crustaceans. In the morning, our resident chef will venture out to the local market, handpick the best catch of the day and transform it into a refined dinner to be enjoyed on our volcanic-sand beach in the west of Bali.
IDR 750,000++ per person
inclusive of a carafe of white or red sangria and live acoustic performance
Bed Time Stories
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Before your feet hit the sheets…
Enjoy a pampering spa treatment dedicated to your hands and feet, as we bring you a soothing reflexology regimen to your villa before bedtime. This treatment aims to restore balance to the flow of energy throughout the body. It also attains good health by stimulating various reflex points on the soles of the feet that correspond to every other part of the body, aiding in the body’s natural healing from within.
IDR 875,000++ | person
The Mindful Stillness Retreat6 - 12 December 2015
13 - 19 December 2015
Mindful Leadership Retreats Ltd will host the first mindful retreat at Alila Villas Soori, Bali. Experience a seven-day mountain retreat, cultivating mindful leadership to round up the curriculum practices and to deepen your mindfulness leadership meditation and the hallmarks of leadership excellence. Daily practices, which start before sunrise and end after sunset, cultivate mindful stillness practices in pure nature, surrounded by breath-taking views of Alila Villas Soori. This includes additional effective mindful practices, as well as various meditative sitting and how to convert them into day-to-day practice, walking and moving practices as well as a personal meeting with the Mindful Leadership Teacher – Christian Kurmann to discuss and guide your needs for better cultivating and exploring your inner-self and personal leader abilities. In addition, you learn how to cultivate mindful eating and your personal mindful meal plan. 6-night package including Stillness Retreat program, accommodation, transfers, healthy meals and refreshment, excursions is from USD 5760.
For further information and reservations, please email : firstname.lastname@example.org
More Details : http://en.mindfulleadership.ch/retreats.html
Rates are subject to 21% government tax and service charge.
For reservations and enquiries, please contact us at +62 361 894 6388 OR email: email@example.com