Selong Selo Residences – July 2018 Update

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

This month was a tale of two halves beginning with the celebration of two beautiful weddings at the resort and then ending with sadness in North Lombok.

As many of you will already know, Lombok was hit with a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on July 29th. The epicenter was on the northern tip of the island near Rinjani, over 4 hours drive away from Selong Selo.  Aside from feeling the aftershock, South Lombok remains completely unaffected and no damage was sustained to Selong Selo. Damage was mostly localised to the small village of Sembalun northeast of Rinjani, which suffered casualties and considerable impact to local huts and houses.  Our thoughts remain with all the families affected and our HR team is currently in direct contact with the Hotel Association and local villagers to understand how we can assist and direct our donations.  For the South, everything is operating normally as we continue to service the large volume of tourists in the area for peak season. 


In other news, with another 4 villas coming online (15 villas now being enjoyed by resort guests), providing sufficient transportation has been essential. We are pleased to announce the brand new fleet of 2018 vehicles has arrived, along with a 16 seater Hiace mini-bus. These vehicles will be instrumental to our beach and airport transfers, and soon to come, Kuta shuttle. 

KEY HIGHLIGHTS THIS MONTH ....
  • WEDDINGS:  We were honoured to host 2 beautiful weddings at the resort  in July. Enquire about holding your special event at Selong Selo. See more >
  • VILLAS: Showcasing casing Villa Cullen, a beautiful 2 bedroom Kayu villa with infinity pool, set over 1 level of warm, family-friendly living space with views of the bay and hills.  See more >
  • CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: 4 villas have completed over the past 2 months, with another 12 villas  under construction by August. The recent earthquake has reinforced our confidence in the structural integrity of our villas, which are built according to a recognised international building standard. Our team further is expanding to provide the best service and quality to our clients.  See more >
  • SINGAPORE EVENT: Due to popular demand we are looking to host another Indonesian Investment Seminar in Singapore in September.  As our last event was booked out, expressions of interest are now being registered.  See more >

RESORT MANAGEMENT >
Weddings at Selong Selo Resort
We were honoured to be chosen as the venue for 2 wonderful couples to celebrate their dream wedding days, along with friends and family at Selong Selo's Aura Lounge & Bar in July.

The Selong Selo team provided all food and beverage catering and service in-house for both weddings, with the majority of the wedding guests staying within the resort villas for a weekend of holiday relaxation, pampering and fun.

Our most sincere congratulations go out to the newleyweds. Thank you for making us part of your special day!


To find out more about holding your wedding or special event at Selong Selo visit our website.

RESORT VILLA SHOWCASE  >
VILLA CULLEN

Introducing one of our exclusive 2 bedroom 'Kayu collection' villas. Earthy and warm, with an abundance of natural wood and bright open living spaces that seem to blend the indoors with the stunning natural surrounds. Villa Cullen has been architecturally designed to maximise the incredible panoramic views overlooking Selong Belanak bay and surrounding hills to the South West. 

The villa has 2 large bedrooms, both with king sized beds and ensuite bathrooms.  Retractable screens can be opened in the bathrooms so that you can lie back and soak in the view whilst soaking in the luxurious tub.  Set over one single self-contained level, it is perfect for families with small children or couples traveling together.  Villa Cullen can sleep up to four adults with two children below five years old. Complimentary baby cots are available on request for children below two years old.

Click on the photos below to enlarge image:
To enquire about renting this or any of our other amazing villas, please click on the link below:
Villa Rental Enquiries

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE >
Four new villas have been completed and handed over to their lucky owners since June, and another two are due to complete by September. We currently have 8 villas under construction, with 4 more forecast to commence in August.  Furthermore bulk retaining wall work for many of the remaining lots and bulk earth works for our "Kemah Collection" have begun in earnest given our strict completion dates for the entire resort. 

Following the recent earthquake in the northern part of the island in July, a full structural review and inspection of each villa/lot was undertaken post aftershock, with the outcome being extremely positive with no damage incurred to any of our villas or infrastructure whatsoever.  We are confident that risk to our villas is minimal due to our structural works being designed and installed to our stringent quality control checks and to a recognised international building standard.  We also have comprehensive insurance throughout the construction process and once the villas are completed. 

Finally, we have had several new team members, which is helping us implement further systems and quality assurance programs to ensure we are continuing to provide the very best service and quality to our clients. These include: 

Stuart Beck (Head of Projects) - Stuart has over 30 years experiences within the construction and project management field, specialising in villas and hospitality. Having lived and worked in Asia since 2009 he has a true appreciation of the cultural diversities and customs that exist and is also familiar with the methodologies required for building in remote areas and Emerging Markets. Stuart has a proven track record of working closely with the hotel operations teams in a constructive and positive manner, ensuring a strong philosophy of teamwork and partnership between all resort departments.

Robert Black (Head of MEP) – Rob has over 40 years experience within his field, and brings with him a vast knowledge of operation and installation processes. MEP (Mechanical. Electrical & Plumbing) is always a difficult thing to get right in remote locations and developing countries.  Rob has already implemented huge cost-savings measures through design, implementation and optimisation of our MEP systems.

Sudar Yono (Senior QS) – Sudar comes to the team with over 15 years experience as a Quantity Surveyor and possesses strong Project and site manager qualities.

Finally, but most importantly we continue to evolve our training program whereby we provide an ongoing education and mentoring program of our local workers. Local staff are given the opportunity to build up their knowledge of proper construction processes and further develop their skillset under the guidance of our experienced team. 

SELONG SELO EVENTS >

Indonesian Investment Seminar
SEPTEMBER - Singapore - Date TBC

We have been receiving a large number of requests for another Indonesian Investment Seminar (Risks v Rewards) from our Singapore clientele and therefore due to high demand we are planning another free seminar in September.  If you wish to pre-register your interest for the event please send your name to melissa@selongselo.com or click on the button below and we will revert with firm details of the event. Keeping in mind that our last event was booked out and we had a significant wait list.
 
Register Interest

IN THE NEWS >
The Australian Newspaper / The Times UK

World's hottest island homes for sale â€“ The Austalian and The Times article focuses on a selection of the world's best luxury island homes, from the Seychelles and Bahamas, to Selong Selo Resort & Residences Lombok...
Home Living Magazine - Indonesia

Selong Selo Residences Kayu Villa â€“ Home Living showcases the magnificent Kayu Villa at Selong Selo Resort & Residences, with beautiful interiors curated by The Interior Space.
(Article in Bahasa Indonesia)
Travel & Leisure Magazine

The 15 Best Islands in the World â€“ It's no surprise that Lombok has made it into the TOP 3 of the "Best Islands in the World" in Travel and Leisure's 2018 World's Best Awards 

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