Bali is a favorite travel destination for many people around the world thanks to its warm weather year-round, idyllic beaches, captivating spiritual energy, terraced rice fields, and exotic sunsets.
Travelers visiting Indonesia’s main tourist destination can find a place to stay from basic guesthouses to luxurious beach resorts and villas. Below you will find new Bali hotels opening in 2020.
Opened: January 2020
Surrounded by forests and rice paddies, Nirjhara is located a few minutes away from the picturesque Tanah Lot temple, one of Bali’s most revered Hindu sanctuaries, and about one hour from Ngurah Rai International Airport. The hotel is nestled in a tropical enclave a short walk away from the volcanic-sand beaches of the southwest coast of Bali. Nirjhara is secluded enough to offer a truly relaxing experience while remaining only 15 minutes from the up-and-coming coastal village of Canggu, 30 minutes away from the energy and excitement of Seminyak, and 45 minutes away from Ubud, the spiritual heart of Bali.
Merging contemporary architecture and modern comfort with authentic local influence, Nirjhara blends seamlessly into its environment. The property combines recycled wood, natural stones sourced throughout the archipelago, and traditional sirap roofing to create a sense of destination where travelers may feel at home yet utterly transported.
The resort has 25 individual villas, including river pool pavilions suspended above streams and canopy suites relishing in the greenery of surrounding rice fields and local flora.
Tanah Gajah by Hadiprana, Bali
Opening: January 2020
First built in the 1980s as a family retreat for renowned Indonesian architect and designer Hendra Hadiprana, the 5-hectare property set among the paddy fields of Ubud reopens as Tanah Gajah Resort. The property was operating under the name of Chedi Club Tanah Gajah.
The resort’s one-bedroom suites feature open-air bathrooms and lotus pond views, while the two-bedroom estates are equipped with a private pool. New tapas lounge Panen Padi will also open alongside The Tempayan restaurant. Furthermore, to preserve its authenticity, Tanah Gajah will be adorned with Hendra Hadiprana’s own collection of sculptures, antiques and artwork.
Aloft Bali Seminyak
Opening: February 2020
With its beautiful beaches, all-night parties and vibrant restaurant scene, Seminyak has become a must for any digital nomad or influencer. In the middle of all the action is the Aloft Bali Seminyak, an industrial-inspired, lifestyle-focused hotel with a distinctly local touch. The hotel offers its own additions to the scene including the lobby’s W XYZ® bar featuring live music, signature cocktails and a billiards table, and an outdoor rooftop infinity pool overlooking Batu Belig Beach. The top floor is also home to Kahuna, an all-day dining restaurant with a beach-view terrace offering fresh, fusion-eclectic fare. Guest rooms are a place to retreat and recharge with relaxing rainforest showers, Bliss® Spa amenities and beds soft enough to sink into. Those who haven’t burned off all their energy surfing, diving, dancing or swimming can head to the 24-hour Re:charge fitness center followed by a quick to-go snack from Re:fuel by Aloft.
Shangri-La’s Bali Resort & Spa, The Maj Nusa Dua
Located a mere 25-minute ride from Ngurah Rai International Airport, Shangri-La’s Bali Resort & Spa, The Maj Nusa Dua, exudes contemporary style with a characteristic tropical Balinese flavour. The resort is part of the ITDC – a tourism complex housing star-rated hotels, 2 convention centres, a shopping centre, a museum and restaurants.
Featuring 297 rooms and suites, as well as 40 luxury villas, the resort serves as a soothing retreat to unwind in style, spanning 40 acres of lush greenery. Immerse in timeless Balinese charm amid scenery of breath-taking beauty, framed by 5 kilometres of pristine beaches and lagoons. Take part in a range of water sports or simply kick back and indulge with a blissful spa ritual. Shangri-La’s Bali Resort & Spa, The Maj Nusa Dua, has a host of children friendly facilities, a dedicated family pool and countless activities for both kids and families to enjoy.
The resort is also the first in Nusa Dua to be integrated with an award-winning golf course, the Bali National Golf Club.
The resort’s signature Chinese Restaurant and bar, Xi Yan, serves modern Cantonese cuisine and fresh seafood with unobstructed views of the azure blue Indian ocean. Guests may also savour pan-Asian flavours at their most inventive, featuring Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese selections, at Butter Beach Restaurant and Lounge. Alternatively, guests may opt to gather at our allday dining restaurant, Ciao Chao, for creative fusion cuisine that spans contemporary Italian flavours and curated dishes from the diverse cultures of Asia.
W Bali – Ubud
Perched on a hilltop, oriented toward the morning sun rising in the east, and southwards over stunning, unobstructed views of the Tanggayuda Valley, W Bali – Ubud marks the second W Hotel in Indonesia, following the opening of W Bali – Seminyak in 2010.
The hotel will offer 100 inspired guestrooms, including 10 villas with private swimming pools and an EWOW suite (the brand’s take on the traditional Presidential Suite). Guests will be able to soak up the sun at two pools – a WET Deck (pool deck) featuring terraced pools inspired by the rice paddles historically used in the region, and another a designated quiet pool for peaceful relaxation and downtime. The poolside Sunset Bar will serve up of the most breath-taking views on the island set beside reinterpreted . At W Bali – Ubud, the signature AWAY® Spa by W Hotels with a large open social deck will allow guests to hit pause, treat themselves and recharge with a selection of locally-infused treatments.
As the brand’s newest W Escape, W Bali – Ubud will bring a bold new take on international cuisine with a Balinese twist to multiple on-site bars and restaurants. Traditional Asian flavors intertwine with international influences at the stylish all-day dining restaurant Morinda, which will tempt guests with an in-house bakery, fresh-pressed juices, a strong vegan focus and a third-wave approach to coffee culture. Synn, a specialty restaurant featuring the finest of Balinese and world cuisines will be an underground sensation, literally. This new restaurant is partially underground, opening towards a jungle cliff and featuring cuisine as innovative as the locale including a progressive cocktail lab and digital artwork on display. Encouraging guests to detox and retox in true W style, the FIT (gym) bar will feature a pressed juice lab by day and a high-energy bar by night complete with UV-responsive, painted displays. Guests can indulge their wanderlust at Wanderbar, the hotel’s panoramic cocktail bar nestled on one of the hotel’s highest hills, offering 360-degree views from sunrise to sunset and inspired concoctions to match.
Opening: April 2020
Perched on a hill, the 23-hectare Raffles Bali is situated in Jimbaran Bay and boasts 32 private villas, each equipped with its own pool. Among its celebrated features are the Writers Bar and Raffles Wellbeing Spa.
Aleenta Retreat Bali
Thailand’s luxury boutique hotel specialist Akaryn Hotel Group is set to open its first property in Indonesia. An hour’s drive from Ubud, Aleenta Retreat Bali will offer “a spiritual sanctuary” amid the island’s lush hills. A spa village and yoga resort, Aleenta Retreat Bali will feature an extensive Ayurah Wellness centre, where guests can unwind with an array of soothing treatments, including traditional Balinese massages and natural therapies. An outdoor yoga area will overlook reflective ponds and a fitness centre will allow guests to enjoy an invigorating workout in paradise.
A choice of restaurants will focus on fresh, organic ingredients, while the Pool Bar will serve refreshing drinks during the day and after dark. Local handicrafts will be available at the Galleria boutique, and guests will have plenty of opportunities to head out and discover the local area, including Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital. Aleenta Retreat Bali will also provide an elegant setting for weddings and functions, with a choice of indoor or alfresco event spaces.
Set amidst the idyllic rice paddy fields along the sacred Wos River, this 108-key sanctuary showcases a unique and poetic architecture inspired by the centuries of colourful Balinese traditional processions and celebrations. The villas and residences offer panoramic views and scenic riverfront experiences.
Also on site will be a luxurious “royal bath” spa with a holistic focus and two uniquely-themed restaurants focused on elevating Bali’s rich food culture.
Solís Ubud will open in the heart of the cultural centre of Bali in 2020.
Located on the southern tip of the exclusive Jimbaran district, Jumeirah Bali’s spacious private villas combine contemporary comfort with rich cultural heritage. Taking design inspiration from an ancient Javanese-Hindo water palace, the hotel villas sit in luxurious tropical gardens overlooking the sands and vivid turquoise waters of the Dreamland Beach on the Bukit peninsula. Catch the warm Indian Ocean waves at this renowned surfing spot, or just relax on an exquisite sandy stretch. Golfers can also tee off at Bali’s nearby Kuta Golf Course.
Waldorf Astoria Bali
Waldorf Astoria Bali will offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Guests have a choice of 96 luxurious villas set on the sprawling estate, ranging from one-bedroom villas to six-bedroom suite villas.
Waldorf Astoria Bali will include two specialty restaurants and a destination bar. A stunning outdoor sea-facing pool with a beach club, a large private beach as well as a health club and spa will be available to guests.
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