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Paradise Found at W Retreat Bali in Seminyak


The W Retreat Bali is located in the heart of trendy Seminyak, perched over a prime stretch of beachfront where each night the sunset forces a jaw-drop. It’s one of the island’s trendiest resorts where design and DJ fans come to surf, splash and party on holiday. Take a wander and you’ll find inspiring murals by New York graffiti artist Alec Monopoly featuring America’s bad boy Jack Nicholson and the UK’s fave model muse Ms. Twiggy.

The W Retreat Bali’s architectural approach embodies traditional aspects of Balinese courtyard living, where villas are arranged centrally around private walled courtyards with plunge pools and gardens. Local materials and craftsmanship are used throughout the resort, with rough stone walls complementing natural timber roofs and screens. The material palette flows from architecture to landscape unifying the flow of space between villas.

The beach beckons beyond W’s signature sleek designs. Seminyak’s hippest haunt features 229 rooms, suites and villas. If you’re keen on waking up to the world each morning with a swoon-worthy view book yourself into the Spectacular Ocean Facing Escape where panoramic views of the glittering Indian Ocean are enjoyed from the comfort of your own private balcony.

The posh pad’s amenities include soft Egyptian cotton sheets, comfy signature W bed, large soak tub lit by an overhead sunroof, sweet smelling cleaning kit by Bliss, munchies box for a treat or two and relaxing sleeper sofa.

If you find yourself partying late into the night you may need to detox after the after party. Whether escaping the city streets or refuelling your cool from the heat of the beach, Away Spa is W Hotels’ way of whisking you away.

Located a short skip from the lobby, the W Retreat Bali’s 24/7 Away Spa operates on “whatever/whenever” time. If you’re keen to get the kinks out, be sure to book the signature treatment, Well Healed Balinese Massage. The medium pressure body work treatment uses various healing techniques such as pressure point therapy and stretching with palm and thumb muscle tension release. Combined with an application of warming fresh ginger pack, you’ll leave feeling loose as a goose.

Chill Bar is a stylish indoor/outdoor space located within Away Spa offering the healthiest concoctions, probiotic smoothies, refreshing light finger foods, and delicious fresh green salads. Designed to exude a relaxing ambiance, you will never want to leave as you gaze out over the magnificent lush gardens or under the starry sky on oversized daybeds.

W Retreat Bali proudly launched W Hotels’ first ever private music recording studio and creative space. With enough room to host a proper entourage, the intimate space includes a lounge, recording room and a main mixing space featuring the latest professional gear from Native Instruments, Pioneer and Moog. The inaugural W Sound Suite is pitched as a place for professional recording artists, studio musicians and producers (and of course, hotel guests) to “record in style while on the road.” Make some music in paradise and have the ultimate destination recording experience.

Inspired by Balinese rice fields and spanning over 1,790 sq metres, W’s take on the outdoor pool sets the stage for upbeat W happenings. Revel in the sunset, experience the hippest fashion and music events or simply go for an early morning dip.

An energizing bar that goes from fun, playful & relaxed during the day to a vibrant ‘see and be seen’ experience at night. Whether it’s a poolside cocktail, a beachfront bite or a late night DJ session, there’s something for everyone at Woo Bar. Highlights from the menu include spicy Watermelon Chili Margarita and creamy Iberico Jamon Croquettes.

Once the sun has set enjoy a fine feast at the hotel’s signature Fire Restaurant. The space is inspired after the famous Balinese Traditional Kecak Dance. The lamp in the centre represents the fire itself while the tube shaped lamps surrounding it represents the dancers. The checkered touches represent the dancers’ sarong.

One the menu you’ll find playful takes on bistro classics including roasts, tartars, salads and raw bar classics. The main attraction is the tableside meat board showcasing a variety of 12 signature cuts such as dry-aged Irish ribeye, Australian kiwami wagyu with a marble score of 9 and grain-fed Black Angus prime beef.

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