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Poole Associates has designed 7 areas at the 3rd W Retreat & Spa in the world, located on Seminyak Beach, Bali Indonesia

Click on the links below for the design story of each space, and additional photos.

Welcome Center | villa sales

Villa Arrival | villa lobby  

Fire | all-day dining

Great Room | ballroom

Wet | [facilities only]

Starfish Bloo + Ice | signature restaurant and bar

Woobar | beach club


+ the owners rep office

Press Index

Today On-line

Glodow Nead Communications | Sleeper Magazine

Asian Hotel & Catering Times | publication underway

W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak’s list of accolades continues to grow. On September 28th 2012 The exclusive club of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific’s magazine announced at a dinner ceremony at Conrad Hotel Hong Kong, the reward of W Bali as Best Resort Hotel in Asia-Pacific.

The function, which also marked the publication’s 30th Anniversary, has become the premier annual event for the past 21 years that the travel and hospitality industry looks forward to. The top places reflect the highest praise bestowed by Business Traveller readers on service providers, who have maintained impeccable standards that help make their journeys seamless and productive. The Readers Poll, conducted and interpreted by Ipsos, forms the ultimate basis for the results.

W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak opened on the 1st of March 2011, marking the debut of W Hotels Worldwide in Bali, Indonesia . Located in the pulse of the trendy enclave of Bali, the entry of W Retreat & Spa sets the tone of exuberance in Seminyak where designer boutiques, eclectic galleries, concept restaurants, chic cocktail bars and clubs predominate here. Owned by PT. Dua Cahaya Anugrah, W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak will feature a total of 152 Wonderful and Spectacular Retreats, 4 Marvelous Suites, 1 WOW Suite, 1 Extreme WOW (E-WOW) Suite and 79 Villa Retreats (65 Fantastic One Bedroom Villa Retreat, 10 Marvelous Two Bedrooms Villa Retreat and WOW Three Bedrooms Villa Retreat), distinct concept restaurants such as Starfish Bloo and Fire, destination bars - WooBar and Ice, W Lounge, WET outdoor pool, a signature Away Spa that is open 24/7, SWEAT state-of-the-art fitness center, W The Store, and Wired and Words business center and library.

Designed by Poole Associates Private Limited and AB Concept, W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak reflects inspirations of rich natural beauty, historical and cultural heritage of Bali, in synergy with playful twist of bold designs and textures that stimulate guests’ senses from every angle of the retreat. With the unique take of Balinese designs, each space is identifiable with playful touches and surprises.

Craig Seaward, the General Manager of W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak stated, “I am very proud and excited to see the property evolve and receive these recognitions at such an early stage of our inception. Our team works hard to create something unseen in Bali and the acknowledgement proves that all our efforts and hard work has and will continue to make W Bali a success.”

In addition to the many exclusive indulgences at W Retreat & Spa Bali-Seminyak, the retreat will offer a full-service WIRED business center available 24-hours, 350 square meters Great Room with unique Sensory® Set Up, and the brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever® concierge service, providing guests whatever they want - from discovery of Balinese customary ceremonies to VIP access to celebrated fashion showcases and parties - whenever they want it, as long as its legal! Retreats and suites, including one WOW suites and an Extreme WOW suite, will feature the W Hotels signature bed with feather-top mattress, 350 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and goose down comforter, creating the ultimate escape.

From the stylish architectural design, by Indonesia’s A.W. Lake, to the indulgent menu of signature services; AWAY Spa captures the playful, unique W experience, infusing it with Balinese elements to create an ‘escape within an escape’ for guests and visitors alike.

Since opening in March 2011, W Bali has also been awarded the following:

Condē Nast Traveler Hot List : Best New Hotels 2012

W Retreat & Spa Seminyak, Bali

#1 Trendiest Hotels In Indonesia & Top 25 Luxury Hotels In Indonesia, Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice 2012

Asia Spa Magazine - AWAY Spa - Best New Spa 2011,

Top 25 Leisure Resorts & Top 25 Spa Resorts 2011 + 2012, Smart Travel Asia

Best Guest Room - 31st Annual Gold Key Awards - Hong Kong 2011

Best Design Trophy – Hotels Over 200 Rooms, Design-et-al International Hotel and Property Awards , June 2




W Bali :

W Bali - Seminyak Retreat & Spa, a new found playground along the shore of Seminyak. Just north of Kuta, it is a trendy enclave highly-concentrated with concept restaurants, chic cocktail bars and clubs. Designer boutiques, eclectic galleries, ubiquitous collections of decorative arts and luxurious spas predominate here. Seminyak is the pulse of fashion, mostly comprising designers from Indonesia and in-between regions. Sun, Sand, Sea and Surfing destination. Aptly known as "Island of Gods", nestled in the Indonesia archipelago and has WOW-ed millions of travelers.

welcome center | villa arrival | fire | great room | wet | starfish  bloo + ice | woobar

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