We revisited Conrad Bali on its 15th birthday to discover its new, tropics-inspired Deluxe rooms, which are equal parts comfortable and stylish.
Bright and breezy by day, magical by night—the 15-year-old Conrad Bali is no doubt one of the Indonesian island’s best beachfront properties. In time for Hilton’s recent 100th anniversary celebrations, the resort has unveiled 85 newly renovated Deluxe rooms, alongside a refurbished lagoon pool, a revamped main pool, as well as an update to the all-day dining Suku Restaurant. Upon entering the grand lobby, expect to be greeted by tall ceilings illuminated by sky lights and a balcony overlooking the property’s iconic pool, flanked by palm trees and pale white parasols.
Wander further in and you’ll find plenty worth noticing, from the stunning standalone Infinity Chapel (that’s great for destination weddings) to the breezy white sand beach that’s just steps away from the pool.
A result of Conrad Bali’s US$25 million hotel-wide transformation, brand new Deluxe rooms are now available for booking, each featuring either scenic views of the Indian Ocean, direct access to the lagoon pool or lush tropical gardens. The Deluxe Lagoon View room in which I stayed was inviting and spacious, featuring a fresh blue and grey color palette. Contemporary Balinese artwork graced the walls, along with tropics-inspired patterns and wooden furniture to create a space worthy of sheer relaxation.
Home to four restaurants and a bar, dining at Conrad Bali is as delicious as it is fun. For Japanese with an international twist, head to Rin for fine sushi, steaming bowls of ramen, or the highly recommended teppanyaki. Meanwhile, Suku offers authentic street food from Bali, Java, Thailand, Singapore, and more. The newly refreshed menu features healthier versions of local favorites, all made with the freshest local produce. Finally, there’s Eight Degrees South, which serves contemporary seafood dishes right by the ocean.
A stay at Conrad Bali isn’t complete without a visit to the resort’s signature Jiwa Spa. Its treatments combine ancient Balinese rituals with Western techniques for treatments that will effortlessly rejuvenate any traveler. I chose the warm stone treatment, which started with a welcoming foot soak, followed by a blissful, hour-long massage that eased the knots in my upper back.
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