Friday, May 17, 2013

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort Unveils Spectacular Design Details

New Beachfront Resort Redefines the Kuta Experience and Delights Guests with Exceptional Architecture and Interior Design

BALI, INDONESIA – Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, a new beachfront resort that opened on December 1, is pleased to unveil the details of its contemporary and Balinese inspired design. The new resort, which has already transformed the Kuta experience, sits on a total area of 5.2 hectares of development and is located directly in the heart of Kuta beach, one of world’s most renowned surfing destinations. The resort offers an exclusive retreat, featuring spacious open-air terraces, lush gardens of local flowers, and an outdoor rooftop pool with unrivalled panoramic views of the ocean. Showcasing architecture by the distinguished firm of Enviro Tec, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is destined to become an architectural landmark while setting new standards for approachable luxury and extraordinary service in Bali.

“We are pleased to welcome guests to experience memorable stays at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, the new gateway to all that Bali has to offer,” said Dario Orsini, general manager.  “From the Balinese-inspired architecture to the exquisite interiors and remarkable service, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is designed to exceed expectations and create new benchmarks for hospitality, design, and culinary offerings in the region.”

Constructed by the renowned architecture firm Enviro Tec, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is inspired by the design of Bali’s beautiful rice paddy fields. The resort’s open-air concept and elevated position on the island provide amazing ocean and beach views, presenting guests with breathtaking sights of Kuta. Enviro Tec has designed many signature projects over the past two decades, which have brought forth fresh and evocative ideas that test the canons of architectural representation. Additionally, the firm explores responsible design and construction for the creation of an optimal built environment, which is showcased at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort with the use of recycled wood and water.

The resort’s breathtaking interiors were primarily designed by FBEye, an exemplary interior design firm based in Singapore boasting a diverse portfolio of luxurious hotels, unique destination resorts, celebrity restaurants, signature spas, grand private residences and mega yachts and feedships.  FBEye has worked with leading developers and operators in hospitality such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

A2j, a well-known interior design firm led by Adelinah Chandra Rahardja and specializing in hospitality, restaurant, residential, office, and retail design, also contributed to Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s design. Some of the firm’s noteworthy projects include Ibis Balikpapan, Thai Alley at Pacific Place Jakarta, Untitled at JW Marriott Jakarta, Veranda Walk at Ciputra World Surabaya, and The Via and The Vue Apartments.  A2j drew inspiration for the design of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort from the famous and beautiful Kuta Beach and the incredible sunset views seen from the resort.  A resort unlike any other in the region, its design incorporates traditional Balinese pattern and details to enhance the ambiance and reflect the destination.

When guests step into the hotel’s drop-off lobby, they are surrounded with the opulence of Balinese touches amidst the premium quality materials used to create a welcoming and warm environment. This beautiful space was designed by Hadiprana, a renowned firm out of Jakarta specializing in hospitality design.  In the lobby, two sandstone columns and monochromatic bronze colors are elegantly featured and provide a relaxed ambiance among the timber decorative beam at the lobby’s drop-off ceiling. An exquisite bronze waterfall, which was designed by a local artist, provides an extraordinary backdrop with illuminated silver pieces.

The inviting furniture in the resort’s lobby is custom designed by A2j and features warm tones and high-quality materials.  Balinese artwork and detailed rustic timber panels are found throughout the lobby area, providing a picturesque backdrop of the island’s unique culture.  The decorative wall-sconces are made from laser cut stainless steel with the traditional Balinese Geringsing pattern. Mounted on the ceiling is a beautifully decorated replica of a Jukung boat, a customary fishing boat used in Bali, highlighting the resort’s ideal proximity to the ocean.  Decorative lattice timber with a unique Balinese pattern and dramatic low lighting is showcased along the wall partition in the lobby, while a large sphere lamp creates an inviting ambiance.  The d├ęcor of the rooms reflects a modern yet classic design aesthetic.

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort introduces 203 guest rooms and suites ranging from 46 to 265 square meters, each fitted with the signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed and features a spacious private balcony with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean or the resort’s signature social courtyard.  Every piece of hand-selected furniture reflects a sense of belonging, including mother-of-pearl shell motifs that reflect the beautiful Indian Ocean. Spacious spa-inspired bathrooms are beautifully appointed with freestanding bathtubs and rainforest showers. Exquisite Statuario Italian marble sits on the vanity in each room, and the floors are furnished with beautiful ceramic tile. The curtains are contemporary with vertical grid lines, and in the corridor, guests are greeted with polished Ujung Pandang marble. The Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s two-story Oceanic view Presidential Suite features a sleek design with warm hues of natural colors and a private sundeck lounge.  

Three distinct epicurean experiences are offered at the Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort, including the all-day dining Feast, which features a vibrant open kitchen and is located alongside the Beachwalk patio overlooking Kuta Beach, and the Bene, a light-hearted Italian trattoria with an oceanic setting where guests can relish mesmerizing views of the beautiful Bali Strait on the rooftop deck level. The Lounge offers a locally inspired cocktail menu, with an open-air setting and beautiful Indian Ocean scenery.

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort features the luxurious Shine Spa, which pampers and rejuvenates guests with signature treatments blending East and West. Shine Spa’s impressive design and tailored treatments are influenced by the tropical location and intended to rejuvenate and refresh.

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort also offers nine flexible event spaces, including a sophisticated 700-square-meter ballroom that is divisible into two rooms.  The facility also includes seven additional breakout rooms.  Each room name is derived from Pewayangan, an Indonesian puppet, to further reflect the Balinese culture.  The meeting space is also supported with a secure underground parking facility that is capable of hosting more than 3,000 vehicles, including 2,000 cars and up to 1,000 motorbikes.  Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is the ideal destination for hosting any type of event, whether it be a large conference, intimate meeting, gala dinner, or cocktail reception.  The resort staff’s authentic Balinese hospitality and service contribute to a memorable event.

Owned by PT. Indonesian Paradise Island, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is part of Beachwalk – a luxurious shopping destination, presenting over 200 retail outlets in an open-air style and designed architecture inspired by the design of Bali’s rice paddy field. Centrally located at the heart of Pantai Kuta and just 5 kilometers away from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), the resort’s elevated position on the island provides stunning ocean and beach views.