You might know it as The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud. But new hotel management group Hadiprana Hospitality will be taking this sublime retreat amongst the rice fields into the future — under a name rich with significance. As of January 01, 2020, look out for Tanah Gajah, a resort by Hadiprana. Both the group and the resort are named for the late Hendra Hadiprana, the legendary Indonesian architect and designer who originally designed the hotel as a family retreat in the 1980s. The estate’s title is a nod to nearby cave temple, Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave).
The architect eventually ceded management to respected hotel group GHM in 2004 to pursue fresh endeavours – and the resort continued to garner acclaim for its pristine setting, indulgent accommodation and expansive art collection. With Mr Hadiprana’s recent passing, the architect’s family is launching Tanah Gajah as a tribute to the patriarch’s abiding genius and his commitment to the art and culture of Indonesia.
“We’ve had a terrific run with GHM,” said Sekaraya Hadiprana Surjaudaja, the architect’s granddaughter, and a principal in the new organisation. “My grandfather and GHM founder Hans Jenni were collaborators, who became great friends, and who together ushered this property onto a global stage, to great acclaim. Now we embark on a new journey, to elevate our guest experiences to the next level”.
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