The Potato Head Group, known for their restaurants in Hong Kong, Singapore, Jakarta and beach club in Bali, recently opened their first hotel. Let’s take a look inside Katamama (meaning: Mama Says in Bahasa Indonesia) in Seminyak.
Place of tranquility and silence
Two different worlds live next to each other on the Potato Head property in Seminyak. The Potato Head Beach Club attracts a busy, young crowd who is in for some people-watching, drinking and lounging by the pool. Katamama on the other hand is a place of tranquility and silence. A super architectural building with amazing rooms and suites.
Celebrate the work of local artisans
One of the most important principles of Katamama is that they celebrate the work of Indonesian artisans. The building, a design by Indonesian architect Andra Matin, is made of 1,5 million hand-pressed bricks from the island. There is beautiful natural indigo wall art hanging above the beds in the rooms. And the wood for the furniture comes out of the Balinese woods. All the rooms are spacious and have their own cocktailset in the room. If you don’t have bartender-skills you can call the mixologist to make the cocktails for you.
Check-in at the cocktailbar
Cocktails are really important in the hotel as you enter the hotel via their cocktailbar – and the check-in happens on a bar stool. MoVida is already famous in Australia, and Katamama has the first out-of-Australia outpost. Expect delicious Spanish inspired dishes. You can also have dinner at Potato Head Beach Club or go for a coffee at One Fifteenth Coffee (also on site). Other features of the hotel include a swimming pool, a gym and a spa.
Check out: www.katamama.com
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