A Design Trend Inspired by Local Wisdom


Bali’s Uluwatu, located on the southwestern tip of the Island with spectacular Indian Ocean views, is now home to the Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, a contemporary resort that draws inspiration from the Island’s way of life.

Perched high on limestone cliffs overlooking the southern coastline of Bali the resort features 125 rooms, two restaurants, three bars, a dedicated spa, gym, two meeting rooms and beautiful scenic gardens with a large swimming pool. Seven independent guest room blocks are arranged around a central public area, which is the heart of the property.

All of the food and beverage outlets are oriented towards this central space and the view beyond. In the evening the ambient light of the resort reflects in the 40 metre-long by 25 metre-wide swimming pool, providing a beach club-like atmosphere. The pool features a variety of zones for relaxation as well as swimming. Lontar palms are positioned spontaneously on ‘islands’ within the pool.

Thanks to the resort’s architects, Karl Princic and Morgane Monfort of Intaran Design, Bali, and interior designer MQ Studio, Shanghai, this unique resort boasts an environment that is unmistakably Balinese and at the same time simple, luxurious and modern.

“The heart of the resort was designed as an interactive social space where guests can relax, rejuvenate, eat, drink and recreate in an extensive outdoor lounge environment”, according to Princic.

Guest rooms are a unique fusion of traditional local materials and contemporary design, along with private terraces that offer panoramic views to the swimming pool, reflecting ponds, gardens and the ocean beyond.

Food and beverage options include all-day-dining and specialty restaurants along with three distinctly different bar experiences. All of the F&B outlets deliberately combine and overlap with the spa to provide an integrated and holistic environment in an outdoor setting without specific boundaries.

The Spa ESC, “Escape-Reboot-Recover” concept by international spa and wellness consultant AW Lake offers an extensive array of global wellness and beauty rituals, honouring cultures from every corner of the globe. The spa is also home to a fully-equipped, 150-sqm fitness centre, a yoga room and a beauty salon.

While staying at Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu, don’t miss the #BluRoutes, walking, running and cycling routes for guests to follow that start and end at the hotel. Planned by the team to cater to all levels of fitness enthusiasts, from amateur joggers to avid runners and cyclists, now guests can keep up their fitness routine while enjoying the Padang Padang beach.

Aside from drawing inspiration from the local culture, Radisson Blu Bali Uluwatu also contributes to the community in their own way. “We play a good role in the community to develop the area. We have a symbiotic relationship with the locals and work with SOS Children’s Villages [a not-for-profit organisation] in Tabanan”, says the general manager Bjorn- Henning Buth.

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Rosiany T. Chandra
Graduated as an architect from the Technische Universitaet Berlin in 1987, the Bandung based contributor is passionate about art, history and culture; and loves writing about the subjects. She had previously worked as the Corporate Marketing Communication for a hotel and restaurant group in Jakarta, before moving back to Bandung in 2016. As she is a people person, she enjoys meeting people. In her spare time, she practices ballroom dancing as both hobby and sport.

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