Architect Soo K. Chan launches Soori Bali
Renowned architect Soo K. Chan has launched his beachfront resort, Soori Bali, the first in a series of major developments to be rolled out under his new lifestyle brand, Soori.
Designed, owned and operated independently by Soo Chan, founder of Singapore-based SCDA Architects, and his wife Ling Fu, Soori Bali was originally conceived as their private vacation home, but thanks to its compelling natural setting, they expanded their original vision to a retreat experience for the public.
“What is unique about Soori Bali is that we own it, we designed it, we built it and now, we run it too, and for us, it is as much a state of mind as it is a world-class resort; it’s a peaceful, spiritual, healing and re-energising place,” Soo Chan says.
A newly appointed member of Leading Hotels of the World, the resort is nestled between a volcanic sand beach and rice fields in Bali’s Tabanan Regency, offering guests the ultimate wellbeing destination.
The award-winning architecture blends natural surrounds with contemporary Balinese design elements, drawing inspiration from nearby villages and its stunning natural landscape, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces with pools and courtyards that open up spaces, promoting natural light and plenty of fresh air.
Expansive facilities include an infinity pool, gymnasium, library, spa, helipad, two gourmet restaurants, leisure concierge and butler service, and round-the-clock room service, while the 10-room Soori Estate comes with its own infinity pool, gym, spa, kitchen, chauffeur-driven car and private butler.
Each of Soori Bali’s 48 private pool villas and residences are currently undergoing a refurbishment, its helipad lawn will be expanded on the 10-bedroom Soori Estate totalling 5,250 square metres, and a new Indonesian restaurant will soon be introduced, which will be set in a traditional wooden Balinese house amid the resort’s rice fields.
In line with the resort’s vision of being Bali’s premier well-being destination, Soori Spa’s offerings are being significantly expanded.
Promoting a more harmonious and sustainable life, a team of onsite practitioners and visiting wellness experts will offer physical alignment and massage therapies, acupuncture, meditation, neurotherapy, and longevity procedures among many other bespoke techniques. There will also be special retreats throughout the year, hosted by visiting international wellness experts.
Situated near Tanah Lot Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Bali’s most sacred places, the resort is environmentally and culturally sustainable. It is EarthCheck-certified and minimises its carbon footprint through its design as well as reduced energy consumption, water conservation, waste management and use of organic products.
Upcoming developments under the Soori brand include Soori High Line, a boutique residence opening by the famed High Line Park in New York City’s West Chelsea, and Soori Niseko, a ski resort in Japan