The multi-award winning Grand Hyatt Bali has now completed its extensive US$35-million renovation programme, which included a total facelift of its rooms and suites, the Grand Club, the Lobby and three restaurants, and the addition of stunning new facilities, including the Kriya Spa and a second Grand Ballroom.
Set within 41 acres of beachfront and exotic tropical gardens in the prestigious Nusa Dua area of Bali, this crown jewel of Hyatt International’s resorts in Asia Pacific has been revitalised to surpass the original glory evident when it opened in 1991. Inspired by the architecture of the ancient Balinese water palaces, the award-winning Grand Hyatt Bali is a cluster of four ethnicstyle ‘villages’ set within 41 acres of lush tropical gardens in Nusa Dua.
Designers of the renovations included Diana Simpson, one of Australia’s and South East Asia’s vanguard interior designers, and Japan’s Super Potato, which is renowned as one of the world’s most cutting-edge restaurant designers.
“While introducing contemporary features to refresh and revitalise Grand Hyatt Bali, we also took special care to preserve its unique Balinese water palace concept, which has brought so much pleasure to travelers looking for an exotic luxury experience,” said Director of Marketing, Mr. Ron Nomura.
“We have had excellent feedback from both new and returning guests concerning the new look and facilities, and are delighted to have retained our competitive edge in the marketplace, even 17 years after the hotel opened.”
Rooms & Suites
An organic theme using local natural materials and an earthy colour palette was adopted to enhance the airy ambience of the resort’s new sun-streaked rooms, with fabrics and artworks by local artisans reflecting the rich culture of Bali. Each of the contemporary Balinese-inspired rooms has its own private balcony with ocean, lagoon or garden views. A unique feature is an alcove area with a day bed for lounging, or which can be converted into a sleeping bay for children.
The luxurious marble and teak bathrooms have been fitted with removable shutters that can open up to the bedroom to bring natural daylight into this area.
Accommodations in the Grand Club wing offer oversized rooms, some split-level, extra spacious bathrooms with glorious sea or garden views, a private swimming pool and a Grand Club Lounge which has also been completely redecorated in the contemporary natural theme. A new extension was added to the Lounge leading out to a grassy lawn, perfect for children to play without disturbing the serenity for other guests.
Adding immeasurably to the resort’s extensive relaxation and activity facilities, Kriya Spa is a ‘wellness sanctuary’ nestled within the lush tropical gardens, offering an authentic Balinese healing experience with 24 luxurious Spa Villas for treatments and full-day spa programmes. Kriya Spa experience is a unique blend of contemporary Spa design with Bali’s rich tradition of ancient healing, utilization of natural healing products indigenous to Bali, to experience the joy of true rejuvenation.
Inspired by the magnificent architecture of an ancient Balinese water palace, each Spa Villa is designed with exceptional attention to detail, and offers twin indoor treatment facilities, a private outdoor wet treatment area, a traditional relaxation bale, and a custom-designed soaking tub and plunge pool, all set in a tranquil courtyard with water features.
The contemporary villas, featuring a hint of Balinese tradition, have been designed to create a harmonious union between the spatial design, flow and overall ambience. Understated elegance, fine textures, materials and artefacts representing herbs and natural elements, together with the infinite attention paid to mood-enhancing lighting, scents, relaxing sounds and temperature, provide a truly indulgent and total sensory experience. Walls of hand-cut white stone bring a feeling of calm to the lush 16-hectare compound, while teak floors warm the 24 high-ceilinged treatment villas.
Each villa has been designed so that guests need never leave the inner sanctuary of their private lifestyle suite, appointed to deliver all the services offered at Kriya Spa.
The addition of a second Grand Ballroom has created for Grand Hyatt Bali the largest hotel convention facility on the island. The stunning second Grand Ballroom is a contemporary version of the traditional “Wantilan Pavilions”, Bali’s native communal meeting halls, enhanced with a degree of timelessness with warm timber tones, textural stone vertical wall panels, rich ethnic fabrics, glass that provides natural daylight, and unique lighting features.
This impressive 1,200 sq m space, with lofty 10 m high ceilings and a 6 m deep in-built stage with dressing rooms, can be sub-divided into three separate sound-proofed function spaces, each with individual controls for lighting, A/V and entrances.
State-of-the-art comprehensive audiovisual facilities, including a fibre optic backbone for Internet and Wi-Fi connectivity, a cutting-edge sound system and a flexible lighting system, have been fully integrated into the design to meet the needs of any event, whether an intimate dinner, a fashion show, an exhibition or a theatrical performance.
There is also a large pre-function area that opens onto an expanse of tropical gardens and lawns featuring custom-built stone buffet/service counters that further facilitate catering requirements.
Surrounded by lush tropical bougainvillea gardens and lagoons, the original colonial Bali-inspired Garden Cafe has been re-designed with a contemporary residential-style cafe ambience. The restaurant’s stylish tropical look is enhanced by an organic theme, with accents of local culture evident in the use of natural teak and stone from central Java and rich fabrics specially commissioned from Balinese artisans
In the heart of the resort and adjacent to the historic Taman Temple is the extensively renovated Pasar Senggol, Grand Hyatt Bali’s unique open-air Balinese and Indonesian Night Market.
Conceptualised by Super Potato of Japan, Pasar Senggol features a Balinese gate stage backdrop and local river-stone walls and floors, giving visitors the sense of being in a local temple. It serves as the resort’s primary dinner buffet venue and its central evening activity area, featuring a Balinese handicraft exhibition and market.
The hotel’s Lobby and Lounge areas have been renovated to provide a fresher feeling of modern Bali, with cleaner design lines to enhance the spectacular entrance view across the gardens to a stunning full ocean view.