Selong Selo Residences – December 2018 Update

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Selong Selo Resort & Residences Lombok December 2018 Update.
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December 2018 Update

Another year has passed - our 9th in South Lombok since we first visited. As with all meaningful endeavours there have been some sizeable challenges this year, including the negative impact from the earthquake in the North with the global media inaccurately depicting the whole island being affected. Positively, the public are beginning to realise that South Lombok was unaffected and visitors are returning - and for good reason; so much is happening across the island. We have seen more direct flights announced (Australia, China), hotels completing or breaking ground in the South (Pullman, ClubMed and Paramount Hotels), more restaurants opening and more roads being improved. We are also seeing a greater dedication, especially in Selong Belanak, toward sustainable development with a huge focus on zero-waste and education. 

Below gives a snapshot of Selo Group's achievements in 2018. We are extremely proud of our teams' dedication, persistence and passion to execute on our vision and it is very rewarding to see everyone's hard work start to pay dividends across the business. With over 20 villas now being rented, along with our facilities being completed and improved food (driven by our talented head chef Made) and service (with our new GM, Stuart Lyall, further lifting standards), it's very easy to see how the resort will excel once fully complete.
 
KEY HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH ....
  • RESORT PROGRESS: SO much progress to highlight over the past 12 months, including 20+ villas now operational, zero-waste initiatives, weddings, health & wellness retreats and earthquake relief efforts.  See more >
  • LUXURY VILLAS: 'Villa Samsara' or the 'King of the Hill' is completed and available to rent. A five bedroom villa with full 360 degree views and so many features to detail. See more > 
  • AURA EVENTS: Inspired by Old Havana we are going to kick off the new year in Cuban style - think Latin inspired dishes, cigars and delicious Cuban cocktails!  It's not too late to book. See more >
  • SELOFIT HEALTH & WELLNESS CAMP: Expert Fitness Trainer Will Harvey successfully hosted our first camp. Our next retreat will be held in April 2019, and spaces are limited so register early!  See more > 


On behalf of the entire Selong Selo Team, we would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the year and wish you all a Happy New Year and safe and successful 2019!

RESORT PROGRESS >

We have made huge progress this year across the resort, including
  • 12 Luxury villas completed by our construction team this year, led by Stuart Beck, Rob Black & Cris Cadiz - 20 villas + 3 sub-villas are now operational 
  • A further 17 villas have started (or are soon to start) construction in early 2019 
  • Our Kid's Club and extensive 2 level gym facility (Free Weights, Machines, Cables & Cross Fit Set up on the roof) has started construction. This will include a further 100m2 of office space, set for a September 2019 completion. 
  • 'Kemah Villas' - our luxury 'Safari style' studios with pool forming our resort, have commenced construction. Due to be ready for rent in June. 
  • Selo Footprints Sustainability Program established, which sets the stage for our ongoing sustainability initiatives both internally and externally to the resort. (Read More >
  • Hosted 2 Weddings in July and are set to host many more in 2019 - (Wedding Brochure PDF >)
  • Hosted our first Selo Fit "Health & Wellness Camp". See below for more detail 
  • Launched in 2018:
    • The Kemah Collection, namely the opportunity to invest into our safari-style luxury resort with guaranteed 8% yield from $149,000 USD. 
    • Stage 2 of "Serangan Indah" after the huge success of Stage 1. Land is still available for sale in the new release. Enquire Here >.
  • Aura Initiatives 
    • Roller blinds have been fitted to give our restaurant some needed protection during the wet seasons
    • Chefs garden is now completed
    • Pathway to Aura completed giving direct access to Aura for many more villas
    • Chef Made started producing delicious home-made, organic snacks for the villa mini-bars; we now source the best organic Lombok coffee beans which we obtain raw and unprocessed, and dry and roast on site using 'biomass gasification' technology. 
  • Earthquake Relief - through generous donations from our investors and followers we raised $14,627 USD to assist the communities in the north affected by the earthquake. With this money the team purchased essential supplies, built essential services such as public toilets & temporary housing and also plan to repair local schools with the remaining money. 
  • Zero Waste 
    • Our on-site recycling facility is currently utilising all of the organic waste from the restaurant to produce mulch and fertiliser that is then used back on our gardens.
    • In addition to contributing to the SBCA program which collects non-organic waste from the Selong Belanak area in sponsored bins, the team also started to collect waste from the surrounding Jabon area and transport it back to Selong Selo Residences' recycling facility to be further sorted and processed.  

VILLAS >

King of the Hill... 
We are ending our villa showcase for the year with a real bang! The jaw-dropping Villa Samsara (otherwise known as the 'King of the Hill') is fully completed and now taking bookings. Perched upon the highest point in the resort, this incredible 5 bedroom villa has full 360 degree views, overlooking the Indian Ocean to the South, and Mt Rinjani to the North.

The bespoke architectural design concept for Villa Samsara, created by Hong Kong architects ALT-254, takes an innovative approach to traditional tropical architecture. Due to the location of the site having amazing 360-degree views, it was imperative for the concept to maximise this feature. This was achieved by elevating the 5 bedrooms on pillars and creating a large open living room surrounded by 3-meter-high sliding doors. This allows for indoor/outdoor flow on the ground floor to create a channel for the cool sea breeze to pass through during hot summer days. The seating area in the sunken lounge perfectly aligns one's line of sight to the stunning horizon that overlooks the infinity pool and merges with the sea.  

Villa Samsara offers the ultimate in decadent luxury. A dedication to superior aesthetics is expressed in every detail, from the exquisite modern furnishings and dazzling artworks, to the functional details such as climate-controlled wine storage bar, cinema projector, pool table, inbuilt gas BBQ, and infinity pool bar with seating – absolutely nothing has been overlooked. We could go on and on listing the amazing features of this villa, but instead of just taking our word for it, we'll let you check out the photos for yourself...
You can book a luxurious stay and view all of the unique features of this property below, as well as see more stunning photos (pics courtesy of architects ALT-254).
View and book this villa here >

AURA EVENTS >
Don't forget we have a range of fun events and activities happening within the resort over the holiday period:

NEW YEARS EVE:

Havana Nights New Year’s Eve Fiesta!

Inspired by Old Havana we will bring in the New Year Cuban-style at Aura. Enjoy a tasting menu of Latin-inspired dishes and canapés,  cigars and delicious Cuban cocktails, while our DJ pumps out some cool tropical tunes to provide a perfect festive end to 2018. Our Selo Shuttle will be operating until late, to help transport guests to and from Kuta, so you can relax and truly let your hair down.
 

Advanced Bookings essential.  
For more information and event and shuttle pricing please contact us.
Reservations:
P: +62-853-3883-4773
E: aura@selongselo.com
W: selongselo.com/aura


SELOFIT RETREAT >
SeloFit 3 day camp...
We hosted our first 'Selo Fit' Health & Wellness camp this month. It was a huge success with a great crew assembling to follow expert trainer, Will Harvey's instruction. It combined both exercise (but also some downtime) with massage, yoga and breathing exercises. One of the guests' quotes sums the retreat up well:

"Fantastic trip! Highly recommended. Everything was sorted as soon I stepped off the plane in Lombok. Amazing accommodation, sensational food, great mix of training activities (HITT on the beach, yoga and surfing to name a few) and of course some Lombok sightseeing to top it all off. Great itinerary. What a weekend!! Thanks team, will be back!!"

Selo fit exercise programs are from the training and teachings of the world-renowned C.H.E.K institute, and take a holistic approach. Our program focuses on corrective exercise that can assist you to overcome conditions such as back pain, weight gain, chronic injuries, poor posture, degenerative joint pain, osteoporosis, chronic stress & inflammation. Your journey begins with an assessment of your current physical, emotional and mental condition. Will and his team will then design a corrective exercise program to not only address any pain you are experiencing but also to focus on the underlying cause of these dysfunctions. The program will enable you to restore optimal health and vitality. 

One of the key points of differences to our camps is the follow ups. After your camp, Will will continue to mentor, train and send exercise programs. Further, we are keen to see other expert trainers utilise our platform to train their clients.


Visit our webpage to pre-register for our next retreat on April 14th-19th 2019.
More Information


IN THE NEWS >
 
Gapura Bali

Mandalika infrastructure loan approved: The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved its first stand-alone operation in Indonesia and its first tourism-related infrastructure investment in Lombok.

Missed an Update?
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SEP 2018
OCT 2018
NOV 2018
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