Desa Potato Head, the Balinese creative village founded by hospitality pioneer Ronald Akili is proud to announce its 40th ranking in the inaugural ‘The World’s 50 Best Hotels’ awards. Founded on the ethos of ‘Good Times, Do Good’, Desa Potato Head is a world leader in regenerative tourism, with a commitment to carbon neutrality and zero waste, through numerous impressive projects centered around the local community in Bali.
Founded in 2020, Desa Potato Head is a unique and extensive creative village, encompassing two sleep options, Potato Head Suites and Studios, multiple food and beverage concepts – Kaum, Tanaman, Ijen, Sunset Park and Potato Head Beach Club, plus co-working spaces, a physical and digital recording studio HEADSTREAM and numerous art and music spaces. Since opening Potato Head have embarked on a number of sustainability projects, including Waste Lab – an on-site recycling facility that utilizes waste materials from the hotel operations to create tangible products used throughout the Desa, with some available for purchase and a ground-breaking community food initiative, Sweet Potato Project, started during lockdown to provide food to the local community, which remains a thriving source of sustenance and employment.
The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 awards, organized by 50 Best, is an internationally recognized platform that celebrates excellence in the hospitality industry. The awards showcase the world’s most exceptional hotels, highlighting their commitment to unparalleled service, exceptional design, and remarkable guest experiences.
Desa Potato Heads 40 place ranking underscores its dedication to providing guests with an unforgettable stay, blending contemporary luxury with Balinese charm. The resort offers a unique fusion of art, culture, and hospitality, creating an immersive experience that captures the essence of Bali’s vibrant atmosphere whilst spearheading regenerative tourism both in the region, and globally.
“We are honored to have been recognized by The World’s 50 Best Hotels 2023 awards. We believe with the right intention; tourism could be a force of good change instead of destruction. We don’t have all the answers, but it feels good to be working together to find solutions.”
With its stunning beachfront location, innovative design, and commitment to regenerative tourism, Desa Potato Head continues to stand out as a global leader in luxury hospitality. This accolade further cements its reputation as a must-visit destination for travellers seeking an unparalleled blend of responsible luxury, culture, and relaxation.
ABOUT DESA POTATO HEAD
Desa Potato Head is an oceanside hub of creativity, where music, art, design, food and wellness play together. The property, set by the sand and surf of Bali’s Petitenget Beach, includes Potato Head Beach Club, a 226-room hotel, multiple restaurants, spa facilities and so much more. Not just a place to visit or stay, the Desa is designed to inspire creativity, balance and progress for the future. So, sustainability, wellness and community connection are among our key pillars. We run educational workshops and help give new life to trash in our on-site Waste Lab, elevate the Indonesian creative scene through our music, art and cultural programs and help our community access nourishing, naturally produced food through our recently founded farming initiative, Sweet Potato Project. We believe every one of our steps should lead to something positive, so our ethos is simple: Good Times, Do Good.