Marriott to Open 2nd W Hotel in Bali

Main Photo: The W Hotel, Ubud, Bali

Date: April 2019

Location: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, one hour’s drive from Denpasar International Airport.

Name: W Bali Ubud

No. of Keys: 100

Owner: W Hotels Worldwide, part of Marriott International, Inc., today announced the signing of W Bali – Ubud, the brand’s newest W Escape.

Developed in partnership with Indonesia’s Ruang Teknik Group, W Bali – Ubud is set to bring W’s bold design and style to Bali.

This expansion into Ubud marks the second W Hotel in Indonesia, following the opening of W Bali – Seminyak in 2010.

Brand: “Ubud is a hidden destination like no other, where legends and nature intertwine with everyday life to create a magical sense of adventure,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide.

Upon entering the hotel, guests will be immersed in modern interpretations of traditional Balinese art styles with works from local artists, that lead to breath-taking lounges perfect for soaking in spectacular jungle sunsets as sounds of cool beats drift through the air.

The hotel will offer 100 inspired guestrooms, including 10 villas with private swimming pools and an EWOW suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite).

There will be two pools – a WET Deck (pool deck) featuring terraced pools inspired by the rice paddles historically used in the region, and another a designated quiet pool.

There will be the all-day dining restaurant Morinda, which will have an in-house bakery and a strong vegan focus. 

Synn, a specialty restaurant featuring the finest of Balinese and world cuisines will be an underground sensation, literally. This new restaurant is partially underground, opening towards a jungle cliff and featuring cuisine as innovative as the locale including a progressive cocktail lab and digital artwork on display.

Wanderbar, the hotel’s panoramic cocktail bar nestled on one of the hotel’s highest hills, offering 360-degree views from sunrise to sunset. 

W Bali – Ubud will offer meetings, weddings and other events a 176-square-meter (577-square-foot) meeting room featuring bright natural lighting and outdoor lawn spaces. Both the outdoor and indoor event spaces utilise bamboo, shaping the landscape with live planting and indoor material used to accent the spaces with a natural touch.

W Bali – Ubud is slated to join the brand’s robust portfolio of more than 50 hotels around the globe, including the recently opened W Dubai – The Palm (February 2019), as well as the soon-to-open W Aspen, W Ibiza and W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island.

Marriott expects to open 50 hotels in the Pacific region by 2020. Australia should see several brand debuts in coming years, including The Luxury Collection and The Ritz-Carlton.

The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, expects to open in Hobart in late-2019, and the 205-room The Ritz-Carlton Perth is slated to open in June. The eco-conscious Element Hotels brand is expected to debut in Australia with the opening of Element Melbourne Richmond in Q3.

THPT Comment: Good to see Marriott’s W brand on the march around the world.

First Seen: Marriott’s website

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