Hyatt Regency Bali

When Bali Hyatt opened, it was considered the most luxurious and stylish hotel on the island, by far. After its extensive upgrade and modernisation, Hyatt Regency Bali is aiming to evoke the same sense of awe and admiration in its guests as it did 45 years ago, while maintaining the much-loved Balinese aesthetic of the original.

Hyatt Regency Bali is located in the heart of Sanur, fully integrated into the local community. When guests step outside, they’ll encounter daily Balinese life: fishermen with their daily catch, families on scooters as well as yoga studios, cafes and co-working spaces.

Spread across nine hectares of land, Hyatt Regency Bali is still the largest hotel development in Sanur, known for its majestic gardens originally designed by the famed tropical landscape artist Made Wijaya. Featuring over 500 plant species, the hotel gardens have graced the pages of multiple landscaping and coffee-table books and during the renovations, all mature trees and as much of the plants as possible were preserved.

In addition, Hyatt Regency Bali fronts onto 500 metres of beach—the widest beachfront in Sanur— known for being one of the cleanest and most peaceful beaches in Bali.

The original buildings and gardens at Bali Hyatt were considered one of Indonesia’s greatest treasures—one of the first examples of luxury Balinese design and landscaped tropical gardens in the world. Therefore the overriding brief for Tierra Design of Bangkok and Spin Design Studio of Tokyo was to rebuild structures and modernise facilities while preserving the look, feel, character and soul of the original Bali Hyatt and to integrate the interiors throughout with the stunning natural environment.

For instance, the Lobby was rebuilt as the original with its rustic thatched alang-alang (elephant grass) roof, but opened up to provide improved views of the gardens and Bali Sea. Throughout the hotel, local materials and techniques, such as hammered copper, rattan, bamboo and coconut shell, have been integrated with a modern approach and statues, batik printing blocks and Balinese wood and stone carvings from Bali Hyatt have been repurposed as wall art and sculptures.

Today when guests arrive at Hyatt Regency Bali and climb the stone steps to the vast open-air Lobby, the space will feel reassuringly familiar and distinctly Balinese but at the same time refreshed and contemporary. As they check in, they will catch their first glimpse of Made Wijaya’s legendary gardens.

Hyatt Regency Bali houses 363 rooms spanning 27–81 square metres, each featuring a private balcony and cabana overlooking the lush gardens or Bali Sea. A study in modern tropical chic, the rooms feature myriad Balinese touches from distinctive carved banyan wood or half-split bamboo wall panelling to woven rattan panels on doors and furniture.

The hotel includes 39 suites with a separate living and dining room which include access to the Regency Club Lounge offering a private concierge, access to meeting rooms and complimentary breakfast, all-day snacks and evening cocktails and canapés.

Hyatt Regency Bali showcases three open-air drinking and dining venues, each aiming to offer authentic, competitively priced food and drink utilising the freshest and finest ingredients available, local and organic wherever possible. The entire resort aims to minimise its environmental impact and the venues use minimal plastic, instead using paper straws and boxes and bags made from cassava.

Omang Omang is the hotel’s all day dining space offering comfort food from Indonesia and around the world. Alongside views of the gardens and pools, Omang Omang will serve a buffet breakfast, resort favourites all day and charcoal-grilled seafood and prime cuts come evening.

For stunning sea views and sundowners, Pizzaria is hard to beat. The casual drinking and dining venue on Sanur Beach specialises in freshly made pasta, pizza baked in wood-fired ovens, frozen cocktails and Italian sodas muddled with fresh fruit and herbs.

Being Bali, there is of course no shortage of ways to enjoy the verdant natural surroundings. Hyatt Regency Bali offers three sea-facing swimming pools: a Main Pool surrounded by bounteous overhanging bougainvillea; a Lap Pool (within the spa) overlooked by a reclining statue of Ganesh; and a shallow Children’s Pool where the young ones can swim through a replica of Goa Gajah, the 9th-century ‘elephant cave’ temple near Ubud.

Meanwhile, guests will feel their stresses slip away even before they arrive at the Shankha Spa, as they approach the venue via open-air walkways surrounded by ponds. The vast complex comprises ten spa villas—each a mini spa within itself—housing a treatment area, relaxation lounge, shower, changing room, vanity area and private garden with an outdoor whirlpool ideal for watsu (aquatic massage) treatments. The spa menu features a concise list of treatments inspired by Balinese wellness techniques and incorporating local ingredients, designed to renew and revitalise.

Hyatt Regency Bali
Jalan Danau Tamblingan 89,
Bali – Indonesia
Phone. +62 361 28 1234

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