Opening in the summer of 2018 on the eastern Indonesian island of Flores, Ayana Komodo Resort is set to open in summer 2018. A one-hour flight east from Bali, the beach-front resort will be the first and only five-star hotel in the region. The new boutique hotel on Waecicu Beach will offer visitors 12 suites and 189 premium guest rooms, each offering an ocean view with the distinctive Kukusan Island in the distance. The unconventional design will have guests check in on the 11th floor lobby and reach their room by descending towards the beach. The town of Labuan Bajo is considered the premier launching point for trips to the home of the famous Komodo Dragon. The resort will be actively raising funds to support Komodo National Park in developing facilities and enhancing the safety and training of Komodo Rangers.