10 Years In The Making: Inside Hotelier Ronald Akili’s Desa Potato Head Project—Bali’s First Creative Village

Indonesian hotelier Ronald Akili unveils the last stage of Desa Potato Head—his unique vision for a hotel-meets-community centre that has been a decade in the making. As any hotelier will tell you, building a hotel requires an almost masochistic appetite for long project deadlines, eye-watering expense outflow and an even longer horizon for an adjusted-for-inflation […]

Thursday, 01 Jan 1970
Building an Indonesian Lifestyle Brand From the Ground Up

We live in an era of lifestyle brands that lack a distinct point of view. Large chains obsessed with focus groups are digesting insights on a target — millennials or Gen Z — and spitting out new chains at a rapid pace. More often than not, this type of top-down, insights- and committee-focused approach doesn’t […]

Thursday, 01 Jan 1970
Meet the Indonesian entrepreneur behind Bali’s Potato Head resort

Ronald Akili, founder of Indonesian hospitality and lifestyle brand Potato Head, chats about his entrepreneurship journey, his commitment to mindfulness, as well as his favourite spots in Singapore, where he is now based. In 2010, the now legendary Potato Head Beach Club opened its doors on the Indonesian island of Bali. With a Colosseum-inspired facade […]

Thursday, 01 Jan 1970