Come 2020, W Hotels Worldwide will launch its second hotel in Bali, this time in the island’s cultural heart of Bali, a decade after the opening of W Bali – Seminyak in 2010.
Developed in partnership with Indonesia’s Ruang Teknik Group, W Bali – Ubud will offer 100 guestrooms, including 10 villas with private swimming pools and an EWOW suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite).
Perched on a hilltop with views of the sunrise and the Tanggayuda Valley, the hotel will weave the Balinese festival culture and aesthetic into its design alongside carved stone and pura (terra cotta) finishes throughout.
Recreation spaces at W Bali – Ubud will include two pools – a Wet Deck (pool deck) featuring terraced pools inspired by the area’s traditional rice paddles and another a designated quiet pool – plus the poolside Sunset Bar and the signature Away Spa by W Hotels with a large open social deck.
W Bali – Ubud will be home to multiple on-site bars and restaurants, including the all-day dining restaurant Morinda; Synn, a partially underground speciality restaurant serving Balinese and world cuisines; the FIT (gym) bar, which will feature a pressed juice lab by day and a high-energy bar by night with UV-responsive, painted displays; and the Wanderbar, offering 360-degree views of the surrounding and inventive concoctions.
Events at the new W hotel can be held at a 176m2 meeting room featuring natural lighting and outdoor lawn area, with bamboo being a key feature to accent both the outdoor and indoor event spaces with a natural touch.