ALAYA KUTA (Now Amnaya Kuta)
This Hotel situated in what can be described as the Hub of Kuta (next to the famous “Water Bom Park”) was originally going to be a 240 room hotel with 24m2 rooms, the Alaya hotel brand (Michele and Jimmy Gunawan) was asked to take on the project operation, when the footings were already 75% constructed. Alaya asked GKAI to redesign the hotel into 120 rooms with a totally different architectural character to the original 240 room design ….. It was an interesting challenge, that we took on in collaboration with landscape architect Made Wijaya, as we had done with the original Alaya hotel in Ubud. The powerful and fun architectural expression that resulted, has been not just a visual success, but also a commercial success, with constant high guest occupancy and approval.