AYANA Zeitgeist

Translated from German, Zeitgeist means "the spirit of the moment", and is the key principle underpinning AYANA's service philosophy. Here, we share our inside tips and favorite haunts to help you experience the AYANA Zeitgeist.

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The weather forecast on 1 November said thundershowers, but the hotel’ s events team arranged a traditional rainstopper to seek the gods’s blessings for a ‘dry’event to launch the 282- room hotel. It worked!

The 700 guests in attendance enjoyed clear blue skies and a stellar Bali sunset from UNIQUE Rooftop Bar before continuing the party poolside at RIMBA Lawn until the early hours.

The event was also an introduction of new General Manager Roger Habermacher, who is responsible for both RIMBA and AYANA.

There were stilt walkers, hula dancers, fairies in giant bubbles, mermaids, tribal beauties, Amazonian warriors and moving “human” tables of canapes.

The highly-anticipated Ah Yat Abalone Seafood Restaurant presented a delectable array of authentic Chinese cuisine, giving guests a taste of what will be on offer when it opens on 10 November.

The high priest arrived on a dancing horse for a Mepatigan Purification Ceremony, which portrayed the ongoing battle between good and evil as humans seek to find the balance between god, man and nature.

Mepatigan Ceremony

An exclusive collabarative performance by renowned local bands Balawan and Batuan Ethnic Fusion involved a didgeridoo, percussionists and Okokan traditional musicians, before a breathtaking aerial silk performance.

Balawan, Aerial Silk dancer, Okokan?

The grand finale deserves an encore! Hayley Gene Penner, a Canadian singer-songwriter who composed AYANA Resort and Spa’s theme-song, “Until I am back to you” performed the track with a choir comprising employees from AYANA and RIMBA.

AYANA-RIMBA Choir

This was followed by the official opening of RIMBA and a 5 minute long spectacular fireworks show with missiles that set alight a giant “RIMBA” sign above the main stage to call it a night! A spectacular way to make an entrance, RIMBA Jimbaran!

BMW1

Bali’s BMW Club launched a new touring program at RIMBA Jimbaran recently, arriving in style at RIMBA Lobby in sleek BMW 3 Series Convertibles and the latest 320 Diesel model.

The Bimmers (as they call themselves) did a full-day tour along north-east Bali’s coast, before arriving at RIMBA to end the day with sunset cocktails at UNIQUE Rooftop Bar, enjoying spectacular views across south Bali. They enjoyed UNIQUE’s selection of innovative cocktails in a stylish, edgy setting, with the bar designed around a central swimming pool over which hangs a chic mezzanine.

The tour was run by Bimmerfest Bali Club, a community for BMW owners on the island as part of the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners around the world.

The Fast &The Furious. Some of the ultra sleek latest series of this German pride on display at RIMBA's parking lot.

Beaming Bimmers. The organizers were caught soaking in warm sunset breeze over fruit mojitos!