Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, a new beachfront resort that opened at the end of 2012, has unveiled the details of its contemporary and Balinese inspired design. The new resort sits on a total area of 5.2 hectares of development and is located directly in the heart of Kuta beach. The resort features open-air terraces, gardens of local flowers, and an outdoor rooftop pool with panoramic views of the ocean.
Constructed by the architecture firm Enviro Tec, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is inspired by the design of Bali’s rice paddy fields. The resort’s open-air concept and elevated position on the island provide ocean and beach views, presenting guests with sights of Kuta.
Enviro Tec has designed various signature projects over the past two decades. In its designs, the firm is said to “explore responsible design and construction for the creation of an optimal built environment”, and this is showcased at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort with the use of recycled wood and water.
The resort’s interiors were primarily designed by FBEye, an interior design firm based in Singapore. Interior design firm A2j also contributed to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s design.
When guests step into the hotel’s drop-off lobby, they are surrounded with Balinese touches. This space was designed by Hadiprana, a firm out of Jakarta specializing in hospitality design. In the lobby, two sandstone columns and monochromatic bronze colors are featured among the timber decorative beam at the lobby’s drop-off ceiling. A bronze waterfall, which was designed by a local artist, provides a backdrop with illuminated silver pieces.
The furniture in the resort’s lobby is custom designed by A2j and features warm tones and high-quality materials. Balinese artwork and detailed rustic timber panels are found throughout the lobby area. The decorative wall-sconces are made from laser cut stainless steel with the traditional Balinese Geringsing pattern. Mounted on the ceiling is a decorated replica of a Jukung boat, a customary fishing boat used in Bali, highlighting the resort’s proximity to the ocean. Decorative lattice timber with a unique Balinese pattern and low lighting is showcased along the wall partition in the lobby, while a large sphere lamp is also available. The décor of the rooms reflects a modern yet classic design aesthetic.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort introduces 203 guest rooms and suites ranging from 46 square meters to 265 square meters, each fitted with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and features a private balcony with views of the Indian Ocean or the resort’s signature social courtyard. Hand-selected furniture feature mother-of-pearl shell motifs that reflect the Indian Ocean. Spa-inspired bathrooms are appointed with freestanding bathtubs and rainforest showers. Statuario Italian marble sits on the vanity in each room, and the floors are furnished with ceramic tile. The curtains are with vertical grid lines, and in the corridor, guests are greeted with polished Ujung Pandang marble. The Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s two-story Oceanic view Presidential Suite features a design with warm hues of natural colors and a private sundeck lounge.
Three dining venues are available, including: the all-day dining Feast, which features an open kitchen; the Beachwalk patio, which overlooks Kuta Beach; and the Bene, an Italian trattoria with an oceanic setting. The Lounge offers a locally inspired cocktail menu, with an open-air setting and Indian Ocean scenery.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort features the Shine Spa.
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort also offers nine flexible event spaces, including a 700-square-meter (7,534 square foot) ballroom that is divisible into two rooms. The facility also includes seven additional breakout rooms. Each room name is derived from Pewayangan, an Indonesian puppet, to further reflect the Balinese culture. The meeting space is also supported with underground parking facility that is capable of hosting more than 3,000 vehicles, including 2,000 cars and up to 1,000 motorbikes.
Owned by PT. Indonesian Paradise Island, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is part of Beachwalk.