Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, Indonesia

Posted in Projects on 12 September, 2017

The newly built Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran marks the legendary hospitality brand’s first venture into the popular Indonesian island of Bali. SPACE’s Tonje Odegard visited to see how the Balinese culture was subtly merged with Swiss sophistication…

Bali is one of the world’s most sought-after holiday destinations and it has been slated as the place to go travelling. As a response, a number of new and stunning hotels are popping up along its coastline. One of them is the brand-new Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran, located in the south-eastern part of Bali.

The nearly-300 key hotel opened in January this year and is designed with inspiration from the traditional five elements of Balinese design (earth, water, fire, air and ether). The stylish hotel gives beautiful references to the island’s heritage, presenting it in an elegant and luxurious way.

Bali’s newest lifestyle and dining destination, the Samasta Village shopping complex, is located next to the resort and with its shops, cafés, restaurants and entertainment performances, it’s an incredibly exciting area for the hotel to be located in.

Public spaces

Entering the hotel through grand steps directly up to an open lobby on the fourth floor is a remarkable sight. The airy, tall-ceilinged area with glossy travertine floors leads through to a viewing platform at the other end, framing a gorgeous view on the surrounding forest, the pretty sky and the swimming pool below. Wooden structures in a warm and inviting colour encase the lobby area, which has gentle nods to traditional Balinese architecture and design. The sculptures hanging from the ceiling, the artwork on the wall behind the reception desks, and the curvy wooden benches at the centre of the room are soothing and remind you of where you are. Effortlessly luxurious, the airy space is indulgent and comfortable.

Surrounding the viewpoint are sturdy Greek-key patterned wooden walls that allow lots of fresh air and natural daylight into the area. Leaning on the classy glass fence one can see Jimbaran bay over the treetops and hear the swish of the ocean waves. Beautiful at sunset, the viewing platform has a number of wicker chairs and loungers with tastefully colourful cushions. The area is stunning both at daytime and at night and is a real asset to the hotel.

The outdoor area of the hotel is mainly on the ground floor and houses an impressive set of swimming pools and sun loungers. The free-form swimming pool has an artificial beach area and lap pool, and the different sections are connected through charming bridges and steps. An atmospheric beach hut bar and dreamy cabanas make the area perfect for relaxing without compromising on style.

Accommodation

All 297 rooms have private balconies and are tastefully styled with a subtle Balinese sense of art, colour and material. Modern, elegant and luxurious, the rooms are comfortable and playful at the same time.

Embossed wallpapers, textured throws and tactile pillows add a little something extra to the already stylish rooms, and the bathrooms are gorgeous. Deep-soaking baths with transparent walls mean you can relax in the tub while gazing out onto the lush vegetation.

Tones reflecting a minimal pallete of grey, cream and white are complemented by more vibrant shades of yellow, orange and blue. The contrast and balance is just right.

Drinking and dining

There is an extensive range of dining options, including the signature Anarasa restaurant with interactive live cooking stations and internationally influenced a la carte menus. Situated on the ground floor, the restaurant gives direct access to the poolside area and has an outdoor seating area. This is where breakfast is served as it holds the most capacity. The restaurant is lively and vibrant with splashes of colour and intriguing art. The tall ceiling allows for bright artwork on the walls, beautiful lighting and shelves featuring pots, vases and artefacts.

The Restaurant Above Eleven Bali offers breathtaking views of the island from the rooftop, paired with a Peruvian-Japanese inspired menu. 

Katha Lobby Lounge & Library, located just left off the main lobby, provides an intimate setting. Clad in wood from top to toe – floors, ceiling, and walls – the room is instantly inviting and warm, with dark lamps, wicker furniture and shelves stacked with books. The slated roof with exposed wooden beams is lit by stylish lamps that give it a gentle glow while colourful carpets liven up the place.

The Mövenpick Café offers a world of Swiss delights while the JeJaLa Pool Deck provides poolside refreshments.

Reflecting the fabled natural wonder of the region in the Island of Gods, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is an idyllic haven set amid meandering pools and lush landscaped gardens. A beautiful marriage between traditional Balinese and contemporary Swiss décor, the hotel is an exceptional addition to the island. 

Tones reflecting a minimal pallete of grey, cream and white are complemented by more vibrant shades of yellow, orange and blue. The contrast and balance is just right.

Drinking and dining

There is an extensive range of dining options, including the signature Anarasa restaurant with interactive live cooking stations and internationally influenced a la carte menus. Situated on the ground floor, the restaurant gives direct access to the poolside area and has an outdoor seating area. This is where breakfast is served as it holds the most capacity. The restaurant is lively and vibrant with splashes of colour and intriguing art. The tall ceiling allows for bright artwork on the walls, beautiful lighting and shelves featuring pots, vases and artefacts.

The Restaurant Above Eleven Bali offers breathtaking views of the island from the rooftop, paired with a Peruvian-Japanese inspired menu. 

Katha Lobby Lounge & Library, located just left off the main lobby, provides an intimate setting. Clad in wood from top to toe – floors, ceiling, and walls – the room is instantly inviting and warm, with dark lamps, wicker furniture and shelves stacked with books. The slated roof with exposed wooden beams is lit by stylish lamps that give it a gentle glow while colourful carpets liven up the place.

The Mövenpick Café offers a world of Swiss delights while the JeJaLa Pool Deck provides poolside refreshments.

Reflecting the fabled natural wonder of the region in the Island of Gods, the Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is an idyllic haven set amid meandering pools and lush landscaped gardens. A beautiful marriage between traditional Balinese and contemporary Swiss décor, the hotel is an exceptional addition to the island.

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