Bali, Indonesia, January 6, 2023 / TRAVELINDEX / Tanah Gajah, a Resort by Hadiprana, moored in the rice paddies of Ubud, has been named one of the “Best Hotels in Asia” in the prestigious LLM (Luxury Lifestyle Magazine) Readers’ Travel Awards 2022. The property was the only hotel in Indonesia to land a coveted spot on the list.
Just over 31,000 people from across the globe voted in this year’s awards. Thirty hotels from Asia were selected and Tanah Gajah claimed spot number 21. The awards cover the most astonishing travel destinations, show-stopping hotels, cruise lines, tour operators and the like across a variety of travel related categories.
The 20-key property is spread out over six lush hectares of land in the uplands of Bali. With roots that go back to the legendary designer and art collector, Hendra Hadiprana, the property has long attracted art and design lovers. It was originally built in the 1980s as a holiday home for Hadiprana and his family and was transformed into a resort in 2004. Though the Hadiprana family relinquished its occupancy of the site as a private family compound, the patriarch’s art collection remained, and numerous sculptures, antiques, and artwork from his travels can be found throughout the property to this day.
The resort offers two dining destinations, The Tempayan and Panen Padi Lounge. The new Tempayan was unveiled in 2020 with a design inspired by wantilan, a Balinese style pavilion. The tapas outlet, Panen Padi Lounge, also debuted during the pandemic. Both locations command prime locations with views over rice paddies and the resort’s hot air balloon experience.
The resort’s spa also takes in the property’s quintessential Balinese landscape, while the main pool is guarded by Ganesh statues and partially flanked by ponds with resident swans. Private pool villas are available for guests who would like to enjoy a dip in privacy.
This latest accolade comes hot on the heels of the property earning recognition in the Condé Nast Traveler annual Readers’ Choice Awards, announced in October. Tanah Gajah was recognized as the 4th Best Resort in Indonesia and 31st Best Resort in the world.