WHERE TO SLEEP WOW

W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak is the venue of choice for dis­cern­ing and style-con­scious trend­set­ters who want to be wowed by the finer things in life.

Maxx-M - - WHERE TO SLEEP - Text by Den­nis Latif | Pho­tos cour­tesy of W Retreat & Spa Bali

WRe­treat & Spa Bali, Seminyak is lo­cated in the trendy en­clave of Seminyak and rein­vents the ex­u­ber­ance of its lo­cale, where designer bou­tiques, art gal­leries, lively restau­rants and mod­ern cock­tail bars and clubs hold court. The first W Ho­tel in In­done­sia, W Bali brings a “new scene un­seen” to the is­land through its mod­ern de­sign and sig­na­ture bars and restau­rants. Ar­riv­ing at W Bali, we are wel­comed by the sig­na­ture W Lounge (W’s take on the tra­di­tional ho­tel lobby), with its vi­brant trop­i­cal pinks and pur­ples, over­sized daybeds fac­ing the coastal breeze and sturdy syn­thetic rat­tan that fur­ther blur the line be­tween in­side and out. The sea breeze whips past mon­soon screens and whis­tles through a wall of hand-blown glass jars, each hold­ing a piece of capiz shell that al­lows the wall to “sing”. The sleek resin con­tours of the W Lounge, with its eye­catch­ing back-lit bar glow­ing in elec­tric LED hues, meld with lamp­shades wo­ven from syn­thetic rat­tan to re­sem­ble pagoda roofs in Bali. W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak re­flects the rich nat­u­ral beauty and cul­tural her­itage of the des­ti­na­tion, with play­fully bold de­signs and tex­tures, in­spired by the “con­ceal and re­veal” mys­ti­cism of Bali. With a con­tem­po­rary take on tra­di­tional Ba­li­nese de­sign, each space al­lows you to mix and min­gle and be part of the scene or re­main un­seen as you es­cape into your own retreat.

Wine & Dine

W Bali fea­tures some of the is­land’s hottest new restau­rants and clubs. In­dulge in true taste sen­sa­tions at Starfish Bloo, where the world’s best meats, seafood and spices are in­ter­preted in the finest Asian flavours by way of West­ern sen­si­bil­i­ties. Get your heat on at FIRE, where an open kitchen show­cases a wood-fired grill and oven where meats siz­zle and gourmet piz­zas scin­til­late their way to your gas­tro­nom­i­cal heart. Cool down at ICE, where you can chill out with ar­ti­san cheeses, im­ported and house-made char­cu­terie and frozen cock­tail con­fec­tions. By day, the Retreat’s sig­na­ture Woo­Bar is a re­laxed beach club with de­li­cious nib­bles and an in­tox­i­cat­ingly ex­ten­sive choice of im­ported beers, wines and colour­ful sig­na­ture cock­tails. By night, Woo­Bar comes to life with is­land rhythms spun by Bali’s hottest DJs and the largest and most colour­ful col­lec­tion of mar­ti­nis, vod­kas, sin­gle malts and wines in town, and the sweet­est col­lec­tion of Cuban and do­mes­tic cigars. For more in­ti­mate op­tions, 1 Be­low fea­tures a pri­vate dining room where a per­sonal chef and wine ex­pert will de­sign a cus­tomised menu pair­ing orig­i­nal dishes with the per­fect wine.

Wel­come

The beach beck­ons be­yond W’s sig­na­ture sleek de­signs.There are 237 re­treats, suites and villa re­treats. All 158 Won­der­ful and Spec­tac­u­lar re­treats and suites ex­ude high-en­ergy in­te­ri­ors and vivid de­sign, com­plete with mod­ern ameni­ties such as com­pli­men­tary wire­less in­ter­net, Bose in-room en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem with MP3-player dock­ing sta­tion and Bliss Spa bath­room ne­ces­si­ties. The re­treats are some of the largest on the is­land with the ma­jor­ity of­fer­ing views of the In­dian Ocean. Seventy-nine villa re­treats, in­clud­ing 65 Mar­vel­lous one-bed­room pool vil­las, 10 WOW two-bed­room pool vil­las and 4 Ex­treme WOW three-bed­room pool vil­las, are also avail­able, each with pri­vate en­trance and pool.

What­ever/When­ever

W Bali also boasts the W Ho­tels sig­na­ture What­ever/When­ever® ser­vice phi­los­o­phy, of­fer­ing guests what­ever they want, when­ever they want it (as long as it’s legal). W Bali boasts a WET pool deck and a SWEAT state-of-the-art fit­ness cen­tre. A trip to W Bali would not be com­plete with­out a visit (or more) to AWAY Spa, the only 24-hour spa in Bali. AWAY Spa of­fers spe­cial detox af­ter a long, play­ful night out or re­fu­elling for what­ever comes next. Be­ing at W, noth­ing is or­di­nary, and that in­cludes the spa. AWAY Spa of­fers more than 60 unique treat­ments, from a Red Car­pet man­i­cure to a seven-hour Pre­miere pack­age – a com­plete head-to-toe treat­ment, the epit­ome of pam­per­ing. Treat­ments at AWAY Spa in­cor­po­rate Asian in­flu­ences in a cool and play­ful way, and the spa of­fers the “Blue Room”, a pure oxy­gen-filled lounge where guests can set their mood be­fore treat­ments begin. The AWAY ex­pe­ri­ence blends vivid colours, play­ful scents, imag­i­na­tive sounds and en­er­giz­ing light with detox­i­fy­ing po­tions used dur­ing a mood-boost­ing menu of recharg­ing and rein­vig­o­rat­ing treat­ments.

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