Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2023: Hotel Tugu Lombok and Bali Shine in Southeast Asia

Condé Nast Traveller has unveiled the winners of its renowned annual Readers’ Choice Awards 2023 – the longest-running recognition in the travel industry, in which over half a million readers reviewed their travel experiences across the world and voted on which ones they liked most, from hotels and airlines to cruises and islands. Tugu Hotels & Restaurants is thrilled to announce that two of its four properties, Hotel Tugu Lombok and Hotel Tugu Bali, have been chosen among Southeast Asia’s Top 10 Best Hotels in 5th and 7th place, respectively.

Having been bestowed the title three times, Tugu Hotels & Restaurants is the only hotels from Indonesia included on the list, marking a new milestone from the Indonesian luxury art hotel chain. ” As travel is now booming with everyone being excited to explore the world again, we are deeply humbled and appreciative of the continued love and support we receive from our guests at Hotel Tugu Lombok and Bali, who have taken the time to cast their votes. This award serves as a motivation for us to continue innovating and delivering the exceptional service we are known for. Additionally, we hope these awards will inspire even more travelers to embark on new journeys and gain a deeper understanding of Indonesia through the unique lens of Tugu, a place rich in history and culture.” Tugu Hotels & Restaurants’ Managing Director, Lucienne Anhar, stated.

Not only that, Bali, known as the “Island of the Gods,” has the coveted title of Best Island in Asia for 2023, beating other popular destinations like Thailand’s Koh Samui and the Philippines’ Palawan. This honor shines a spotlight on the destinations that genuinely captivate global travelers. Among many areas in Bali, Canggu has surged in popularity, offering a vibrant lifestyle. This hip area boasts unique villas, charming surfy cafes, and trendy boutiques, making it the perfect destination for those seeking a blend of relaxation and adventure; it’s also home to Hotel Tugu Bali, where the rich local culture and history is lovingly preserved, enriching the Canggu experience.

Getting to Know Tugu Hotels

Hotel Tugu Lombok

Nestled within 6 hectares of lush landscape, Hotel Tugu Lombok boasts 36 charming villas and bungalows that extend gracefully along the pristine Sire beach, a stretch of ivory-white sands. Here, nature’s beauty unfurls in every direction, with the turquoise sea gently lapping at the shore, the majestic silhouette of Mt. Rinjani dominates the horizon, and verdant tropical gardens sway to the rhythm of the ocean breeze. This secluded tropical haven not only offers a luxurious escape but also preserves ancient treasures, including meticulous ancient temples, historical statues, and magnificent architecture that echoes the legends and heritage of Lombok and the epic Mahabharata.

Get ready to embark on an exhilarating ocean voyage with Hotel Tugu Lombok’s private boat inspired by romantic folklore. Feel the summer breeze and the thrill of the sea as you explore Lombok’s stunning coastline. You can also ride a mere 20-minute onboard Tugu Lombok’s private boat to the three small, coral-fringed islands—Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan—each with superbly clear water, coral reefs, and brilliantly colored fish for the pleasures of sun, snorkeling, diving, and socializing—the perfect combination of relaxation and adventure for the whole family. For those with last-minute holiday urges, you can also take advantage of the helicopter transfer from Bali to Lombok for an unforgettable private transfer while enjoying a sweeping view from above as you make your quick way to Lombok paradise.

Hotel Tugu Bali

Located in the heart of vibrant Canggu, Hotel Tugu Bali effortlessly blends traditional Balinese charm in a trendy and hipster location. Steeped in Bali’s rich tapestry of history and folklore, the hotel houses an impressive collection of arts dating back centuries. The villas and suites, each exquisitely adorned with Balinese motifs for a truly rejuvenating holiday experience and Batu Bolong Beach is a stone’s throw away, perfect for exhilarating surf sessions.

Within the enchanting embrace of Hotel Tugu Bali, lies the sanctuary of Balinese culture. Waroeng Djamoe Spa is a place that brings ancient indigenous health treatments to life, offering a harmonious blend of tradition and relaxation. From timeless traditional massages to opulent royal pampering, every experience is meticulously crafted to create a deep connection between mind, body, and soul. There’s also Guan Yin Yoga Shala, a home for all yogis that seek serene daily classes in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, and breathing exercises. Additionally, there’s also Kawisari Coffee Farm Shop & Eatery, the new addition of Hotel Tugu Bali, where the farm-to-table concept brings fresh organic coffee and diverse dishes, including vegan options and authentic Indonesian cuisine, from one of East Java’s coffee plantations to the heart of Canggu. It’s a culinary journey that mirrors the essence of Canggu’s vibrant vibes without leaving the local source and culture. Don’t miss out on exploring nearby chic boutiques and end your day with a breathtaking sunset view from the rooftop of Ji Restaurant, complete with cocktails and crowd-favorite Japanese cuisine, or opt for a weekly cultural evening where you’ll be transported back in time to enjoy the classical Balinese music and dance performances.

These exquisite haven invites you to experience the rich Indonesian culture and history, ensuring every visit is not merely a stay but a journey through time and tradition. Whether you choose to explore Lombok’s pristine shores or experience Bali’s cultural vibrancy, Hotel Tugu Lombok and Hotel Tugu Bali will always welcome you to savor paradise, wrapped in the embrace of tropical elegance and the timeless tales of Indonesia’s enchanting past.

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