In Bali’s competitive hotel market, resorts are continually renovating their offerings to maximise guest fulfilment. Conrad Bali, the luxury brand of Hilton Worldwide, recently unveiled freshly renovated deluxe suites and pool villas which ensure an unforgettable tropical experience for a new generation.
Located in Tanjung Benoa, on Bali’s southern coast, just 15 from the airport, Conrad Bali is a beautiful contemporary beach resort with 368 rooms situated on seven hectares, it features tropical gardens, lagoons with cascading waterfalls and a private 350-metre beach. In December 2019, Conrad Bali completed its refurbishment on 313 deluxe rooms and suites within the main resort, Conrad Pool Villas, main lobby and Conrad Suite lobby arrival experience along with Suku Restaurant. Set across four low-rise wings with extensive panoramic views of the ocean, lagoon pools, and gorgeous resort gardens, the accommodation features ultra-modern, comfortable interiors befitting Conrad Bali’s aim to make all guest stays memorable, relaxed and personal.
The resort opened in 2004, designed by Wimberly, Allison, Tong & Goo, Hawaii. The interiors were designed by Lim-Teo+Wilkes Design Works, Singapore, landscape by Belt Collins International, Singapore, and lighting by Project Lighting Design, Singapore. The recent redesign of Conrad Suites was conducted in collaborations with WOW Architects, Singapore and
PT Oriental Indah Bali Hotel Design & Architecture team. It comprised of anexpansion of 313 rooms and suites, spa, Suku Restaurant and the main lobby. The new look is a freshening up of the original modern-chic design rich in Balinese flavours.
The material selections throughout represent a clean, bright, modern atmosphere and the use of earth tones contrast with tropical accents to reflect the warm hospitality of Bali. The colours of soft furnishings, such as the carpet, bring the outdoors inside with hues of azure and tints of yellow and beige: it symbolises the Indian Ocean; its cascading tides against the corals, the ray of morning sun and the sandy coast of Tanjung Benoa. Capitalising on the beauty of the ocean-front location connecting the guests to space – gardens, ocean, pools, beach, trees, breezes – feels especially relevant as the world emerges from the pandemic.
Upon entering the suite, guests will find a spacious living room adjacent to a dining table with four chairs. Suites are equipped with excellent facilities, including a large flat-screen TV, a pantry area with coffee maker and an electric kettle, and balcony offering beach and garden views.The bedroom is separated from the living room and has two outdoor seating areas looking out to gardens and the beach – perfect for contemplation. Next to the bedroom is the walk-in wardrobe, a closet with all the 5-star amenities one would expect. The Conrad Bali mascot, a toy monkey dressed in a traditional Balinese outfit, sits on a bedside table, a fun, whimsical touch. The elegant marble bathroom features a double sink, a bathtub and TV, a toilet, and a walk-in shower room with both handheld showerhead and rain shower options.
In its 18-year operation Conrad Bali has firmly established itself as family orientated luxury resort. Not only for relaxation, it’s also a place where many families have gathered for celebrations, for example, weddings in the iconic Infinity Chapel. As the children of loyal guests grow up, the ongoing improvements cater for new generations returning to the resort for their own life events.
CONRAD BALI’S REDESIGN PROJECTS
As with any hotel at the top of its game there is a continual programme of rejuvenation to its accommodation and facilities. After the 2004 opening and the completion of its Conrad Suites, Spa Pavilions, RIN Japanese Restaurant, The Conrad Suites Lounge, and Wellness Studio in 2008, the resort embarked on a redesign with WOW Architects, Singapore in 2016. This focused on the Conrad Suite lobby arrival area and conversion of five spa villas into Conrad Pool Villas especially for couples. Refurbishments were made to meeting rooms and the Business Centre. In 2017, WOW Architects renovated Suku Restaurant while the PT Oriental Indah Bali Hotel Design & Architecture team redesigned the resort room interiors.
Updates continued from 2018 to 2020, PT Oriental Indah Bali Hotel Design & Architecture team renovated the guest areas in two wings (B and C) as well as the Jiwa Spa, and the main lobby with its new stylish chandeliers. In 2020 the same team created a new fitness centre, and five state-of-the-art wedding preparation rooms. The lagoon pool was upgraded, and a refreshed hardscape was completed. All works maintain the high standards of luxury to provide memorable experiences for all in this superb island location.