The multi-award-winning Alila Villas Uluwatu resort is located in the Bukit Peninsula of Bali, a wild landscape of cliffs and rugged savannah landscapes, totally unlike the rest of the island. The resort redefines luxury as delight and enjoyment of the natural beauty and sense of place, rather than excessive consumption – making it one of the first ecologically sustainable luxury resorts of the region.
Working on all scales, WOHA developed the masterplan of the entire property, which includes Alila Villas Uluwatu and the OMNIA Dayclub, the architecture for the resort, the interiors as well as a suite of furniture.
The 50-suite hotel and 34 residential villas were built from mainly locally sourced materials, such as limestone from the site and recycled railways sleepers. It was inspired by the pale limestone cliffs and the deep blue of the sea and references Bali’s rich culture with its centuries of influences, from the Bronze Age animism, to the Hindu Majapahit Empire as well as Dutch Art Deco and contemporary modern design.