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Raffles Hotels and Resorts opens intimate new Bali location

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Raffles Hotels and Resorts has recently celebrated the soft opening of its 15th hotel in the world, Raffles Bali. Located less than half an hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport by private limousine transfer, Raffles Bali is the brand’s first location for Indonesia’s popular holiday destination.

Situated away from the crowded streets of Jimbaran, the luxury property offers 32 private pool villas featuring soft batik tapestry, a king bed, rustic rattan furniture and sweeping views over the Indian Ocean and the Jimbaran Bay sunsets. The rooms also include indoor and outdoor showers, yoga mats, beach accessories and an indulgent soaking tub.

"Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an intimate oasis of emotional wellbeing, Raffles Bali offers unparalleled panoramic ocean views and captivating sunsets from every villa," says Raffles Bali General Manager Katya Herting.

"Our beachfront resort is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, providing utmost relaxation due to its generosity of space."

The resort’s dining venues include Loloan Beach Bar and Grill, a relaxed, ocean- and pool-side eatery that specialises in seafood, and Rumari, a romantic restaurant serving Balinese fare on an expansive terrace that overlooks the ocean from the hotel’s highest point.

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Intimate dining experiences can be arranged either at The Secret Cave with illuminated torches and candlelight, or at the Purnama Honeymoon Bale – a private area built onto the rocks of the resort’s oceanfront.

Other highlights include the brand’s iconic Writers Bar and the adjoining Library, where guests can enjoy cocktails, a glass of Champagne or the hotel’s signature Raffles Bali Sling – a newly curated update on the famous Singapore original.

"It is set to become a special retreat for guests to feel pampered through meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive." – Michael Issenberg

Art lovers also have the chance to savour in the hotel’s selection of paintings by Moscow-born German artist Walter Spies, who resided in Bali at the start of the 20th century.

"We are delighted to introduce our most iconic hotel brand to the beautiful island of Bali," says Accor Asia–Pacific Chair and CEO Michael Issenberg.

"The highly anticipated Raffles Bali will be the brand’s second hotel in Indonesia, joining the stunning Raffles Jakarta, and is set to become a special retreat for guests to feel pampered through meaningful experiences and service that is both gracious and intuitive."

Raffles Bali will also be the first to launch the brand’s new wellbeing program, Emotional Wellbeing by Raffles.

Experiences include Balinese healing sessions that use sound healing meditation, chakra balancing, reiki and soul blessing to recalibrate the mind, body and spirit.

In celebration of the new property, Raffles Bali is offering a ‘Bespoke Opening Offer’. Guests can enjoy a two-night stay in a private pool villa, daily a la carte breakfast and afternoon tea, a degustation dinner, a wellbeing experience or spa treatment, and return limousine transfer. Prices start from approximately A$3,300 for three days and two nights.

Steps taken by Accor in response to COVID-19 include reinforced cleanliness protocols, enhanced staff training, new measures around guest contact, and upgraded food safety standards.

Bali is set to reopen its borders for international travel from 11 September 2020.

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