Monday, April 18, 2016

Katamama: Handcrafted Hospitality

PTT Family, the Group behind Potato Head Beach Club, launches all-suites boutique hotel.


A refreshing addition to the Bali hotel scene, Katamama is a 58-suite boutique hotel located on one of the last parcels of land in Seminyak, Bali’s most prestigious oceanfront district.

Now open, Katamama embodies “handcrafted hospitality”, with all aspects of the design and experience centered on this concept. Every facet of the hotel has been personally designed and created by Indonesia’s finest craftsmen, utilizing the rare arts and artisan practices that connect guests to Indonesia’s culture and heritage.

The hotel is the creation of PTT Family whose award-winning restaurants and bars in Indonesia and Singapore include the internationally acclaimed ‘Potato Head Beach Club’ in Bali, a 20-villa estate renowned for its cutting-edge environmental design and a leading contemporary Indonesian art gallery.




Overseeing the Katamama project is Ronald Akili, one of Indonesia's leading entrepreneurs who has now broadened his hospitality horizons to Katamama, the first of three hotels to be built on prime Bali beachfront locations. The second landmark project – collaborating with world-renowned architecture practice OMA, headed by Rem Koolhaas - will open in 2018 with the third following shortly afterwards in 2019.

Katamama offers guests the chance to experience real luxury and Indonesian culture through a contemporary context.  Inviting architecture, modern artisanal design, and exciting international brand collaborations from the disciplines of design, fashion, music, art, mixology and the culinary arts enhance the hotel experience.


Contemporary design elements pay reference to the Balinese lifestyle and lush green gardens reflect the natural beauty of the island. Renowned Indonesian architect and long-time PTT Family collaborator Andra Martin has designed Katamama, with interiors a partnership between the owners and the Singapore-based design company Takenouchi Webb. The hotel is finished with Indonesian materials such as Balinese bricks, teak, hand-made tiles from Java and terrazzo made on site.

With only 58 suites, Katamama is intimate and serene, offering some of the largest living spaces of any hotel in Bali, in each of its categories. The suites are filled with curated artwork, handpicked furniture and cherished collectibles, many of them originally part of the owner’s personal collection. All suites boast outdoor spaces, whether balconies, secluded gardens or individual pools. The Rooftop Suites embody premium luxury and provide the ultimate escape. Measuring 268 sqm, these two-storey suites offer internal access to a rooftop garden complete with stunning ocean views, a spa bath and rain shower and dining and lounge areas, complete with their own bar.  The crowning glory of the hotel is the The Katamama Suite, housing two bedrooms and a private rooftop garden with picture perfect ocean views.


Katamama forms the core of a community of like-minded businesses, a neighbourhood that is fast becoming Bali’s creative hub. These local establishments include Potato Head Beach Club, Escalier - Indonesia’s leading independent luxury fashion boutique, Alchemy, the island’s first 100% raw vegan cafe & juice bar and Canaan, a curated home and living gallery and retail space, showcasing the best handcrafted artisanal products from Indonesia and Japan, including textiles, linens, ceramics and clothing.

In addition to these neighbouring establishments, two more are situated within the hotel itself and already open. MoVida restaurant is a unique collaboration that combines MoVida's Spanish cuisine and Potato Head’s design and distinctive architectural expression. With five sites across Australia and best-selling cookbooks to its name, this restaurant is MoVida’s first international venture. Also housed within the hotel space is Akademi, a bar created by award winning mixologist Dre Masso. Akademi is a hub for the world’s most celebrated mixologists and a centere for the craft, offering patrons a curated selection of cocktails using the finest Indonesian tropical ingredients, many of them previously overlooked.

Free from formality but uncompromised when it comes to five-star service with a personal touch, modern artisanal design and bespoke experience, Katamama showcases Indonesia’s rich culture and traditions through PTT Family’s lauded contemporary outlook.


About Katamama
Katamama is a 58-suite hotel by PTT Family. Set against the ocean in the upscale Seminyak region of Bali, Katamama showcases architecture and design inspired by local Indonesian influences and furnished with unique, handcrafted furniture pieces and objets d’art. Collaborators include the MoVida restaurant group from Australia and award-winning mixologist Dre Masso. Katamama is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Legend Collection. http://www.katamama.com/


About PTT Family
PTT Family is an Indonesia-based hospitality and lifestyle company that currently runs operations in Jakarta, Bali and Singapore, including Potato Head Beach Club Bali, Lilin Restaurant Bali, Three Buns Jakarta & Singapore, Potato Head Folk Singapore and Potato Head Garage Jakarta. 2016 will see the opening of its first hotel in Bali and a new venture in Hong Kong, plus two more hotels scheduled to open in 2018 and 2019. Through a set of core values, hospitality management expertise, and original concepts and ideas PTT Family continues to foster collaborations with both local and international groups from the realms of architecture, design, music, fashion, art and craftsmanship.  pttfamily.com

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