Located a stones throw from Seminyak’s trendiest haunt, Potato Head Beach Club, Katamama is a jaw-dropping boutique hotel that overlooks the Indian Ocean. Every facet of Katamama has been handpicked or handmade to reflect Indonesia’s artistic and cultural heritage. The authentic, handcrafted pieces that fill the hotel’s spaces give it a distinctive look while also supporting the indigenous communities and craftspeople of Indonesia. A design lovers dream!
Contemporary design elements pay reference to the Balinese lifestyle and lush green gardens reflect the natural beauty of the island. Renowned Indonesian architect Andra Martin has designed Katamama with Indonesian materials such as Balinese temple bricks, teak, hand-made tiles from Java and terrazzo made on site.
With only 58 suites, Katamama is intimate and serene. Each well appointed room is filled with curated artwork, handpicked furniture and cherished collectibles. All suites boast outdoor spaces, whether balconies, secluded gardens or individual pools. Rooftop Suites embody premium luxury and provide the ultimate escape. These two-storey suites offer internal access to a rooftop garden complete with stunning ocean views, a spa bath and rain shower and dining and lounge areas, complete with their own bar.
The hotel’s MoVida restaurant is a unique collaboration that combines MoVida’s Spanish cuisine and Potato Head’s design and distinctive architectural expression. With five sites across Australia and bestselling cookbooks to its name, this restaurant is MoVida’s first international venture.
Katamama is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts, a prestigious group made up of over 600 hotels located in 85 countries. Preferred Hotel fans take advantage of the iPrefer hotel rewards program, which provides points, complimentary internet, priority check-in/check-out, and upgrades upon availability to members during every stay.
Skip out of the hotel’s lobby and you’ll find the world famous Potato Head Beach Club at your doorstep. Opened in 2010, Potato Head is Bali’s numero uno address of choice for trendsetting jet-setters, cocktail fans and sunset-swooners.
The entrance is dominated by a towering elliptical façade of mismatched 18th century teak window shutters collected from across the Indonesian archipelago. This unique façade frames the Beach Club’s 500-square-meter lawn, two bars, two restaurants and infinity pool with views to the sparkling Indian Ocean beyond.
The Beach Club’s varied interiors are notable for the eclectic mix of contemporary furniture and art alongside antiques. With more than a nod towards its beachside location, antique maritime artifacts can be found throughout the property
Potato Head Beach Club has established itself as one of the most important event and entertainment venues in Southeast Asia. Film and music festivals, concerts and dance parties featuring globally recognized artists have all been held at the venue, and an annual programme of cultural events play a large part in the life of the Beach Club.
World renowned artists who have performed at Potato Head include Grace Jones, John Legend, Fat Boy Slim, Disclosure, Ellie Goulding, Azealia Banks and Jessie Ware.
Craft cocktail fans swoon for local spirits and exotic fruits that are lovingly muddled together by Potato Head’s award-winning bartenders. The libations served at here were created by world-renowned mixologist Dre Masso. Inspired by the venue’s tropical location Dre’s cocktails make great use of Bali’s incredible fruits, spices and herbs. Highlights include passion fruit foam topped Kookaburra and tiki loving Barong Zombie.
After quenching your thirst with craft cocktails at sunset skip up to the first floor and take a seat at Kaum. Potato Head’s fine dining concept serves authentic Indonesian cuisine inspired by the Archipelago’s indigenous tribes. Kaum, which means “clan” or “tribe” in Indonesian, pays tribute to the more than 600 ethnic groups that make up Indonesia and invites culture curious diners to explore the country’s remarkable culinary heritage.
The food and beverage menu incorporates regionally sourced products from small-scale, responsible producers and tropical indigenous ingredients, all presented in a modern and casual setting. Highlights from my flavour-packed feast include Kalimantan’s crispy Bebek Goreng, citrus forward Gohu Ikan Tuna from Maluku and Bali’s own Lawar Klungah.