The Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort brings theatrical design and an unexpected mindset to Nusa Dua
The Renaissance is well-known for its unexpected design inspired by the local culture. Its second Bali property is another perfect example to its vernacular visual aesthetics. From the beautiful lobby to the stylish rooms, the resort takes its guests on a cultural journey that reflects the spirit of the neighbourhood.
The Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort (Kawasan Pariwisata Lot SW 4 & 5, Nusa Dua, Bali; +62 361-2092-888; www.renaissancenusadua.com), which recently opened in December 2021 as the 59th Marriott property in Indonesia, is perched on the hills above Nusa Dua, of one the most expensive addresses on the Island famously known for its collection of high-end hotels. From its elevated site, the resort offers a sprawling view of the lush green canopy and the Indian Ocean.
The dramatic landscape is superbly complemented by its culturally rich design. Under the supervision of P49 Deesign (known for its meticulous design work for JW Marriott Jaipur, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve Muscat, and W Retreat Koh Samui), the newly opened resort source its design inspiration from the Balinese cultural treasures and beautiful nature.
Entering the R Bar, guests can discover the ‘Good versus Evil’ murals and prints. At the ballroom, a charming dance performance pattern adorns the backdrop. In an ode to the richness of Balinese culture, all the guest rooms and suites are beautifully decorated with Balinese mask patterns on the ceiling, a modern invention of ‘Balinese dancer’s head’ gobo light, and turquoise-accented walls for a sense of calm.
“Nusa Dua has long been a spirited and sought-after enclave in Bali, surrounded by natural beauty, culture, and history,” said Catherine Flint, Director, Global Brand Management, Renaissance Hotels. “We are thrilled to grow our portfolio in the island, bringing our signature spin on the hotel experience to deliver an unexpected adventure through a local frame of mind.”
The Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort features 310 stylish rooms and suites, a 24-hour gym, a Grand Ballroom to accommodate up to 1,100 persons, and The Spa wellness centre with treatments inspired by the art of the Balinese healing method. The resort also has four thematic pools. The main pool is located across the lobby, whereas the lagoon-like jungle pool is crowned in lush greenery and sits next to The Cove, a stunning wedding venue with an aisle romantically stretching right to the heart of the pool.
Each room and suite come with a 55-inch LED TV, Tokyo Milk bathroom amenities, a spacious bathroom with a freestanding ivory bathtub as its centrepiece, and, as an homage to the natural elements of the island, a decorative ceramic wall to enhance the look of the space. From the private terrace or balcony, guests can absorb the dramatic view of southern sea or the romantic lush garden.
There are five room categories to choose from. The lowest category, Deluxe Garden View, offers a generous 42sqm of space, plus a dedicated outdoor playground and its own balcony. A perfect option for a memorable couple holiday, the 79sqm Executive Suite features double vanities, a walk-in closet, a living area and a kitchen with silverware.
An unforgettable dining experience is another charm of this resort. The Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort accommodates six outstanding outlets which propels the property as a new culinary destination in Bali. Anchoring the six tempting food & beverage experiences is Backstage, an all-day dining restaurant offering wide selections of local and international favourites at its buffet and live stations. For an innovative take on Chinese food, Lion X serves dim sum as well as Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine with modern twists.
A pottery atelier and cooking lab by day, Tanah Liat by evening will be transformed into an arts-and-crafts inspired restaurant featuring locally sourced fresh seasonal seafood and plant-based offerings. Another culinary highlight of the resort is definitely the authentic Indonesian restaurant Nusantara by Locavore, supervised by the iconic Bali restaurant which listed among the elites in the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants from 2016 to 2020.
Fresh juices and smoothies as well as purist cocktails are served at the resident pool bar Atomic 17. For a bolder drinking experience, The R Bar curates a series of innovative drinks created by an expert mixologist and served by ambassadors outfitted by the acclaimed Bali-based designer Paul Ropp. The R Bar is also where guests experience the signature Evenings at Renaissance ritual that ushers the transition of daytime to nightfall with a combination of live music every evening and a full cocktail program.
Corresponded to its local aesthetic elegance, The Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort extends an open invitation to its guest to experience the unexpected local experience outside the hotel. The Renaissance Navigator, the in-house neighbourhood expert, is always on hand to assist guests in uncovering the best local discoveries and the hidden gems of Bali, from art spaces to adventurous terrains to unique stores selling artisan souvenirs. With a personalized touch, the Navigator promises a series of surprises in unfolding the untold Bali.
“We look forward to welcoming business and leisure travellers to discover the unexpected experiences in one of the most inspiring neighbourhoods in Bali, as well as curating a relaxing and comfortable stay for them through our design-led spaces and excellent food & beverage experiences,” said Jeffrey Tyler, General Manager.
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