This new addition to one of Bali’s busiest thoroughfares leaves us impressed with the vibrant hospitality and facilities as well as their dedication to eliminate single-use plastic throughout the property.
Expanding the Marriott hotel brand in Indonesia, Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road is the fourth Fairfield in the country and the second on the Island of the Gods. The hotel opened its doors in November 2019.
With an address on Sunset Road in Seminyak, Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta enjoys a great location being just a stone’s throw away from the ever-famous Kuta Beach known for its scenic sunsets and surf. With shopping malls in close proximity and Ngurah Rai Airport just 20 minutes away, the location is an enticing one for both business and leisure travellers.
PT Piter Gan Architect, an Indonesian-based architecture firm was entrusted to design this hotel. The firm’s growing portfolio includes several Marriott brands such as Courtyard, Four Points and AC. The firm’s vision for Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta adopted a contemporary Balinese approach, with thoughtful consideration of the land profile incorporated into the design.
The size and shape of the land was a significant challenge for this project, being awkwardly shaped and confined, such that an oversized volume could disturb the equilibrium between the tropical ambience and built structures. Therefore, great attention was paid to the elevation plan, in order to articulate the height of the building and layout.
Examples of this can be seen in the elevated lobby, raised to make way for the meeting rooms below. And clever use and distribution of space can be seen across the property. The façade is predominantly white with brown and grey accents with natural stone adding earthy notes.
After arriving at the hotel’s porte-cochère, guests are greeted by a honey-toned staircase, framed by a soothing, descending water feature before making their way to the spacious lobby. The foyer is anchored by pillars embellished by wooden columns that continue to the ceiling. A statement pendant light gently sways in the pavilion while an intricate floor-to-ceiling decorative plaster wall accentuates the reception area.
Embracing the tropical settings, the high-ceiling lobby opens up to the hotel’s semi alfresco lobby lounge, JABA – flanked by pergolas with glass canopies overlooking a tropical garden. The walls are embellished with murals painted by local artists.
The wings are constructed with a single-corridor with the pool placed in the centre, while the rooms are oriented to face the pool and the corridors running along the outer edge of the building.
The hotel boasts 227 guestrooms that feature warm and clean lines with wood file flooring and a balcony facing the pool. Although the size of the rooms is quite modest, the composition makes them appear bigger than they really are.
In the public areas, Fairfield by Marriott Kuta Bali boasts a 24-hour fitness centre, a swimming pool with swim-up bar, four meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 150 people and the Ni Wayan Coworking Space.
Dining options include JEJATON that serves up local flavours from Bali, Bandung, Solo and Surabaya, designed as a stylish modern deli and brightly lit with plush seating in yellow and grey. The lobby lounge JABA is a great spot for all-day high-tea and local snacks. A must-try is the Nasi Goreng Bongkot and Benedict Rendang, truly a fusion delight.
With sustainability being an important aspect for modern travellers the hotel has taken the initiative of eliminating single use plastic throughout the hotel. Each room is provided with refillable water canteens, refillable bath and shower products and bamboo toothbrushes as part of its green efforts.
In addition to the hotel’s facilities and desirable location, guests will be charmed by the exceptionally warm and attentive service. Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta radiates elevated simplicity through top-notch hospitality and intuitive design.