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A Modern Balinese Design of Martin grounds at Amnaya

Jan 02 - 2018 |

Since rebranded as Amnaya Resort Kuta on 1st September 2017, the 116-room 4-star boutique hotel, owned and operated by PT. Tibi Modern Sentosa, Amnaya Resort Kuta as the first property as the flagship for future properties which next project is planned to open at Nusa Dua in 2019.

Its architecture and design feature a vibrant blend of modern and Balinese styles, to make guests feel a strong sense of place and style in the design, intimacy in the environment; while the Sukun – a casual dining restaurant inspires people to feel the summer bliss.

Designed exclusively by Ground Kent Architects (GKA); the architectural practice was formed by Martin Grounds and Jack Kent in 1993 after successfully completing the Four Season Resort Jimbaran, a project which was ultimately awarded the Australian Institute of Architects 1996 George Temple Poole Award “In Recognition of and Outstanding Achievement of Architectural Design”.

Martin Grounds as one of the founders of GKA was born in Perth, Western Australia and graduated from the architectural faculty of the University of WA. Along with his partner in GKA they started their resort hotel desing experience in 1989 by winning a competition for the Four Seasons Resort in Jimbaran Bali, and already over 25 years, they are still Resort Hotel Specialists with many completed projects.

GKA has a design philosophy that attempts to induce “Romance” derived from the location of the hotel and from an interpretation of the local culture, including the traditional building culture. The location of the resort is the starting point of their inspiration. A sense of the place, whether country, state, beach or forest will be inserted into his design.

Martin Grounds with his GKA team is taking part in major projects, such as Villa style resort overlooking the famous Bali Dreamland surf break, two chain resorts in Bali, one in Mauritius and one in China. source