The converted family home of noted Indonesian architect is welcoming tourists once again.
As Bali re-opens to visitors the traditionally-designed former escape of Hendra Hadiprana is back with a new name and a new offer.
Duadari, a Residence by Hadiprana, is designed in a typical Balinese style that connects indoors with outdoors through towering windows leading to thatched wooden ceilings and open-air pavilions.
Rooms decorated in the same homegrown manner feature larger than king-size beds, while a pool tempts swimmers and colossal stone sculptures of women peer out through the greenery, as well as lending their name to the property.
Duadari is the second establish under the Hadiprana Hospitality umbrella, a new group named for the owning family’s late patriarch, Hendra Hadiprana. In the native language of Bahasa, duadari means two women or angels.
In 1984 Hendra built a small, 500sqm villa on this land, after he discovered it during his honeymoon more than 20 years earlier.
After realising that this beautiful place should also be enjoyed by the public, in 2004, Hendra allowed hospitality group GHM to take over. They named it the Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud, which it was known as until the new managemetnt group formed.
The limited-time offer opens the door to 14-night stays in the tropical rainforest setting and a daily meal, as well as access to the wellness facilities of sister property, Tanah Gajah, and special deals on spa treatments and F&B there.
“Whether guests choose to stay at the Duadari Residence or at Tanah Gajah Ubud, they will be able to enjoy two very different experiences,” says Deasy Swandarini, the resort’s general manager.
“At Tanah Gajah we have tropical gardens and the kind of rice paddy fields Bali is known for while at Duadari our guests can experience the jungle of the valley with a river running through it.”