The all-suite L Hotel Seminyak

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A gem of quintessential hospitality.

Located in trendy enclave of Seminyak in Bali the luxury all-suite hotel L Hotel is only minutes away from the beach.

This contemporary chic hotel offers 30 elegant suites that feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and an open-plan or glass-walled bathroom with designer toiletries. Butler service is available.

Amenities include a contemporary restaurant, a trendy rooftop bar, an outdoor pool, gym, the L’Spa, as well as a private beach.

The resort’s unique feature is its in-service personalisation and designer led experiences, providing the discerning traveller a refreshing, intimate and engaging perspective of new age hospitality.

L Hotel Seminyak is owed, operated, and managed by the L Hotels & Resorts Singapore. This first and iconic L Hotel property was unveiled in late September 2012.

Future L Hotel plans include establishing similar L Hotels in the Indonesian market and around the region. The Group is open to collaboration in joint ventures, partnerships and management contracts.

L Hotels & Resorts’ affiliate, The Shanti Collection, started in Bali about five years ago. It has a wide range of fine residences located in Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Tabanan, North Canggu and Ubud. The group also has a strategic investment in Minahasa Lagoon, based in Manado, a premier diving resort.

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Samabe Bali Suites & Villas – for an all-inclusive holiday

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Sanctuary facing the Indian Ocean for the perfect getaway.

Situated in the secluded part of Bali, Nusa Dua, Samabe Bali Suites & Villas epitomises the tranquillity of a beach resort in lavish style. It is about a 30-minute drive from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport.

The luxury resort sits on eight hectares of land, offering 81 suites and villas with ocean view that are stylishly designed.

Dining is a highlight of a stay at Samabe Bali Suites & Villas. Rempah-Rempah Restaurant serves Asian and Mediterranean dishes, Crystal Blue offers modern European cuisine, while Ring of Fire Pool Bar and Te.Ja.Co offer fresh mocktails and cocktails.

The resort also boasts an idyllic Bali wedding chapel with 180° view of the ocean, a popular venue to seal wedding vows.

Samabe Bali Suites & Villas introduces the concept of luxury all-inclusive, offering unlimited privileges that include unlimited food and beverages, 24-hour butler service, free WiFi in the whole resort area, a choice of Samabe Signature activities, Samabe original gift, and spa treatments.

Additionally the resort offers guests other privileges such as a cell phone for each guest to keep in contact with his/her personal butler, and breakfast served at any time during the day in any location – on the beach, at the restaurant, by the pool, in your suite/villa. 

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Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali – luxury on a cliff

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Sanctuary facing the Indian Ocean for the perfect getaway.

Perched on a cliff overlooking the beach and the Indian Ocean the upscale Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali is about35 minutes by car from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the busy beaches of Kuta, Seminyak and Sanur.

The resort features 73 spacious pool villas comprising one-, two-, and three-bedroom villas with contemporary design filled with touches of Balinese artistry. Set in their own lush landscaped garden they offer either garden or ocean views.

Each villa features a marble bathroom, living/dining area, outdoor jet pool, outdoor shower, marble bathroom, a Balinese balé (outdoor pavilion), and private infinity pool. Amenities include free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

An upgraded 3-bedroom villa adds a kitchen and a spa room, plus private butler service.

Hotel’s facilities include two swimming pools (one an infinity pool), fitness room, kids’ club, Banyan Tree Spa and Banyan Tree Gallery (gift shop).

There is a wide range of F&B options. Ju-Ma-Na Restaurant (‘silver pearl’ in Arabic) offers modern gourmet menus; Tamarind serves a variety of organic dishes; Bambu presents popular international and local specialties.

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New villas at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay

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New accommodation products to enhance the staying experience.

The upscale Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay recently unveiled its fully-renovated Premier Villas and Deluxe Villas, enriching the ‘at home in Bali’ feeling for its guests.

The resort commissioned top Indonesian design firm, Jaya International, to enliven the villas’ graceful Balinese aesthetic while creating flexible living spaces that maximise the ocean and sunset views. The renovation has created completely new products – the Deluxe Villas, Premier Ocean Villas and Family Premier Villas – with new interiors and landscaping. Highlights of all three new villa categories include: 

  • Structural expansion to create more spacious interiors – a 50% bigger bedroom is now combined with a new indoor living room featuring double sliding doors to the garden and pool, offering guests both air-conditioned and outdoor living spaces.
  • Larger plunge pools, increased by 32% (except for Deluxe Villas where the pool size remains the same as previously).
  • Redesigned exteriors to maximise the lofty ocean and sunset views, including a new thatch-roof poolside bale with direct ‘roll-in’ access to the infinity-edged pool, and ironwood sundeck.
  • The coveted Four Seasons Bed by Simmons with a customisable mattress topper featuring heat-absorption and motion-separation design, and luxury linens, pillows and cloud-like duvets.
  • All new interiors throughout the bedroom, living area and bathroom including roofing, furniture, flooring, fittings and soft furnishings.
  • An extra children’s room in the Family Premier Villas, with daybed, trundle bed, 40-inch TV and writing desk to comfortably accommodate two children.
  • All new electronics including 55-inch TV, Bluetooth sound bar, and bedside media hub.
  • New décor and artwork to evoke a warmer, softer aesthetic using natural materials and traditional building forms that reflect the timeless beauty of Balinese architecture.

Premier Launch offer: Created to celebrate the launch of the new villas. Guests who book by June 30, 2016 will save 30% off the prevailing best available rate on the newly-renovated Premier Ocean Villas, Family Premier Villas and Deluxe Villas, inclusive of daily breakfast and a range of complimentary cultural and recreational activities. The promotion is valid for bookings of minimum two nights, for travel until 20 December 2016, and subject to availability at the time of booking.

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W Retreat & Spa Bali, Seminyak – a touch of class in Bali

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Perfect sanctuary for a private and luxurious holiday.

Overlooking the Indian Ocean W Retreat & Spa Bali is located in the beach resort area of Seminyak, about four kilometres from Seminyak’s upscale shopping area and 18 kilometres from Nirwana Bali Golf Club.

This luxury hotel has 229 Retreats, suites and villas. All are designed with the W signature chic and innovative touches with panoramic ocean or garden views.They feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, deluxe bedding, bathtubs, and sofa beds. The suites have living rooms and tea- and coffee-makers. Soundproof villas offer private pools, decks and dining rooms.

Hotel facilities include 24-hour terraced pool and a children’s pool, a library, 24-hour fitness centre FIT, AWAY Spa, W The Store, three bars, and four restaurants.

As a Virtuoso property W Retreat and Spa Seminyak offers the following benefits to Virtuoso clients in the exclusive Virtuoso Package valid from now until December 30, 2016:

  • Complimentary fourth night stay
  • Daily breakfast for two
  • AWAY Spa credit to the value of US$100 per stay
  • Room upgrade
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Complimentary WiFi n all areas throughout the stay
  • Unlimited access to FIT
  • Unlimited access to hammam, hot stone bath and cold plunge at AWAY Spa

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Airlines Update: Tiger Air, United Airlines, Garuda Indonesia

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The regional airlines making news.

TigerAir has unveiled the three Virgin Australia 737-800s aircraft to be used for services to Bali from Adelaide, Melbourne, and Perth starting this month

United Airlines will bring Continental USA and Southeast Asia closer in June 2016 with its 15-hour non-stop flights between San Francisco and Singapore

Garuda Indonesia will start non-stop Jakarta to London service on March 31, 2016.


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