Picture yourself on a hill called ‘Gunung Sari’, near Ubud, the cultural and culinary heart of Bali. You are looking out over the quiet rice fields. A luxury holiday in a design hotel. Listening to the sounds of the tropical night and the distant rhythms of the gamelan, the hectic city life and the busy beaches are far away. You have entered one of the newest Ubud hotels. While the sun sets in a sea of whispering green, the tropical garden is lighted discretely. The evening air is filled with delicate floral perfumes. Is that what you had in mind for your next holiday? This intimate boutique hotel has been designed by Joost van Grieken, the famous Dutch architect and long time Bali resident. Joost is well known for his delicate combinations of western style elements and Balinese architecture. We have chosen to use local materials whenever possible. White wonosari stone from East Java, bankyrai wooden floors, wooden shingles and alang-alang grass for the roofs, red Lombok stone for decorative walls.