Gran Meliá Lombok eco-sensitive resort set to open in 2024 – The Jakarta Post – The Jakarta Post
Risty Nurraisa (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta ● Fri, March 25, 2022
Invest Islands, the leading Asian real estate investment company, unveiled the design of Gran Meliá Lombok to the press on Wednesday at Gran Meliá Jakarta. The hotel is managed by Meliá Hotels International and is set to launch in 2024.
Situated on the hillside in Torok Bay, South Lombok, the beachfront Gran Meliá Lombok will likely set new travel and hospitality standards on the island, where luxury meets eco-sensitive resort concepts. Invest Islands together with Bali-based Inspiral Architect & Design Studios have come up with low-impact designs for the resort.
“Our vision is to showcase the breath-taking beauty of the Indonesian archipelago and deliver exceptional developments that raise the profile of their destination. We want to open up unexplored islands and drive benefits for every stakeholder, from indigenous communities to international investors. Gran Meliá Lombok is a great example of this strategy in action,” stated Kevin Deisser, one of the cofounders of Invest Islands.
The resort will offer 125 units overlooking a view of the Indian Ocean, with five different types of rooms – KAYMA Moroccan tented suites, AURORA minimalist suites, INSPIRAL eco-luxury villas, LA RESIDENZA Bauhaus-style residences and Tent Beach Villa. World-class facilities are also available among the lush greenery, from a clubhouse and restaurants to a wedding chapel.
Unveiled: A rendering of INSPIRAL, one of Gran Melia Lombok’s eco luxury villas. (Courtesy of Gran Melia Lombok) (Courtesy of Gran Melia Lombok/Courtesy of Gran Melia Lombok)
Each unit is thoughtfully designed as architect Charlie Hearn has inculcated a low carbon footprint into the production and uses locally sourced materials such as bamboo for the construction.
“I’d like to make the destination as a form of identity,” Hearn told The Jakarta Post. “The building [design] reflects the shape of the land and we use natural, local material. One of the great things about Indonesia is the unique craftsmanship with attention to detail.”
Sustainability values are expected to be at the core of the resort’s daily activities. Gonzalo Maceda, vice president development of Meliá Hotels International, exclusively shared with the Post about the green and social initiatives that are in the pipeline for Gran Meliá Lombok.
“We are incorporating rainwater collection and [plan] to use 80 percent of rainwater for irrigation in the hotel,” said Maceda. The resort also plans to save energy and manage waste by collaborating with Invest Islands’ ongoing initiatives in Lombok, such as beach cleaning, recycling plastic materials into everyday products and creating compost from organic waste.
Gran Meliá Lombok is located 25 kilometers from Lombok International Airport and is close to Mandalika, which was home to this year’s Grand Prix MotoGP.
The resort has been acknowledged as the Best Upcoming Hotel Development in Indonesia and Best Hospitality Development in Asia by the PropertyGuru Property Awards.