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Hotel Tugu Bali

Some of his priceless pieces date as far back as the 12th century, providing an important chronicle of the archipelago’s history.
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Jalan Pantai Batu Bolong, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

The Overview

Anhar Setjadibrata, the owner of Hotel Tugu Bali, began his career as a collector while working for an international pharmaceutical company in the early 1970's.

Sent to far-flung villages on Java, Bali, Borneo, West Timor and the Sunda Islands, Setjadibrata would come across priceless antiques and cultural relics that were being discarded by villagers who thought they were outmoded. Eventually he amassed one of the most impressive collections of Indonesian and Dutch colonial antiques and artifacts, and built this cozy, 21-suite luxury hotel, because, as daughter Lucienne jokes, "we ran out of warehouse space."

Some of his priceless pieces date as far back as the 12th century, providing an important chronicle of the archipelago's history. Noteworthy pieces include a white marble dining table from Bali's early colonial occupation; a 5-meter-tall wooden Garuda; and an entire 300-year-old Chinese temple that Setjadibrata moved from Java and reassembled on the grounds of the hotel (it now houses a restaurant).

Bedrooms shift focus to a lighter, more contemporary vibe. "We don't want people thinking they are sleeping in a museum," says Lucienne.

Tel: +62 361 4731 701

Website: tuguhotels.com/bali

 

 

Published on Jul 23, 2009

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