Condé Nast Traveler announced the winners of its 2017 HOT LIST with Katamama recognized as one of the selected winners in Asia.
The Condé Nast Traveler Hot List 2017 recognizes the best properties around the world that have opened their doors in the last year. “Our annual Hot List, a rigorous selection of our favorite new hotel openings of the past year, is a predictor of what properties will stand the test of time, make history, and let you reimagine how you want to live and travel” Says Pilar Guzmán in her editor’s letter, “Our goal is that these properties spark the heat of early romance in the beginning, and then eventually settle into enduring love.”
“We created Katamama to showcase a balance between tradition and modernity and so it’s actually on behalf of Indonesia’s centuries of craftsmanship and talented artisans that we are honoured to receive this accolade.
‘Storytelling’ has been one of the biggest industry buzzwords, but Katamama — which means “Mama says…” in our native language of Bahasa Indonesia — is a reference to the wisdom handed down from generation to generation, and it is in this way, our Balinese boutique hotel genuinely has so many stories to tell. Thank you to Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List for recognising our modern classic where specially commissioned arts and crafts represent our rich history through contemporary architecture, detail-obsessed design, delicious locally-influenced cuisine, through old-fashioned fun-loving cocktail-shaking hospitality.
It’s the only Indonesia property to have made the cut, and we are proud to be able to celebrate all that is special about Indonesia’s unique culture and exceptional people. We look forward to welcoming curious global citizens who appreciate authenticity, sustainability and being part of an extraordinary community,” says Ronald Akili, CEO of Potato Head Family.