W Hotels Worldwide unveils the W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak, its third retreat to open within the past 12 months. The newest W Retreat, W Bali is located in the trendy enclave of Seminyak and reinvents the exuberance of its locale, where designer boutiques, diverse galleries, lively restaurants, and modern cocktail bars and clubs hold court. The first W Hotel in Indonesia, W Retreat & Spa Bali brings modern design, bars and restaurants to the island.
"As much as W has re-defined the hotel experience over the past 12 years, it is now reinterpreting the meaning of resorts," said Eva Ziegler, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide and Le Méridien. "Each W Retreat & Spa is inspired by its destination, mixing cutting-edge design with local influences, creating an atmosphere where anything is possible and guests can escape and play on their terms."
"We are excited to bring the W brand to Bali," said Miguel Ko, President and Chairman of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific. "After the recent openings of W Retreat & Spa - Vieques Island and W Retreat Koh Samui and joining our first ever award-winning W Retreat in the Maldives, W Bali is our fourth Retreat to open in an exotic destination, redefining the resort experience and bringing a new and distinctive product to the hotel market in Indonesia."
Showcasing distinctive architecture by SCDA Architects and interior design by AB Concept and Poole Associates Private Limited, W Retreat & Spa Bali - Seminyak reflects the rich natural beauty and cultural heritage of the destination, inspired by the "conceal and reveal" mysticism of Bali. With a contemporary take on traditional Balinese design, each space allows guests to mix and mingle and be a part of the scene or remain unseen as they escape into their own retreats.
Guests arriving at W Bali are welcomed in the signature W Lounge (W's take on the traditional hotel lobby). At Welcome, 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 eye-catching, back-lit bar glowing in electric LED hues, meld with lampshades woven from synthetic rattan resemble pagoda roofs in Bali.
W Bali features an eclectic assortment of signature restaurants and lounges. Guests can sip cocktails or relax over afternoon tea at W Lounge or eat, drink and play in WooBar, a three-story bar on the beach. Guests can also enjoy W Bali's distinct concept restaurants, including Fire, an urban, casual grill restaurant featuring an open kitchen, or W's seaside beach club, Starfish Bloo, headed by Chef de Cuisine Jack Yoss who presents his interpretation of Pan Asian cuisine through Western techniques.