Guests can expect to see six restaurants and bars, an in-house spa, and a quartet of themed swimming pools.
Marriott International’s Renaissance Hotels has debuted its second outpost on Indonesia’s Island of the Gods, with a 310-room property gracing the hills of the Bukit Peninsula. Located a 15-minute drive from the airport, Renaissance Bali Nusa Dua Resort sports a colorful design inspired by the theatrics of traditional Balinese dances, particularly the Barong dance, which symbolizes the triumph of good over evil. Its interiors were the work of Thai studio P49 Deesign — the same firm behind high-end Asian hotels such as Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok, W Retreat Koh Samui, and The Sanchaya in Bintan.
Travelers who check in to a guest room or suite at the Renaissance Nusa Dua will find a Balinese mask pattern on the ceiling, a gobo light that projects the stenciled image of a Balinese dancer’s head, and turquoise-accented walls adorned with ceramics. A freestanding bathtub acts as the centerpiece in the spacious bathrooms, and entry-level accommodations start from a generous 42 square meters.
The resort’s six drinking and dining outlets include all-day dining venue Backstage, which offers both local and international favorites at its buffet and live cooking stations, and Lion X — a Chinese restaurant specializing in Cantonese and Sichuanese fare with a contemporary twist. A branch of Ubud’s Nusantara by Locavore, which spotlights Indonesia’s diverse range of regional cuisines, also stars in the culinary lineup. A pottery atelier and cooking lab by day, Tanah Liat transforms after dark into an arts-and-crafts–inspired restaurant dishing out locally sourced seafood and plant-based cuisine.
Pool bar Atomic 17 serves fresh juices, smoothies, and classic tipples as the day progresses, while lobby lounge R Bar is the spot for craft cocktails and cold-brew coffee; patrons can admire specially commissioned murals and prints depicting the battle between good and evil according to Balinese mythology. R Bar also hosts live music sessions each night as part of the brand’s signature Evenings at Renaissance programing.
As for recreational facilities, guests at Renaissance Nusa Dua will get to unwind with locally inspired treatments at The Spa or keep up with their fitness regime at the 24-hour gym. There are also four themed pools to choose from, including a lagoon-like jungle pool festooned with greenery and a man-made waterfall.
Collaborations with locally based creatives are a hallmark of the property. The Renaissance Navigator, the brand’s take on the hotel concierge (styled as a neighborhood expert), is among the staff members who wear outfits created by fashion designer Paul Ropp; their uniforms feature bold colors that match the resort’s design and reference Balinese culture.
Doubles from US$98; renaissancenusadua.com