Posted on 27 September 2013.
The inaugural Bali Fashion Festival presented by The Stones Hotel Legian closed the festivities with a party hosted by TATLER Indonesia magazine. The week-long event played host to a long list of Asian Pacific celebrities, socialites and talent from various countries, locals of the island and tourists from around the world indulged in a fashionable week of workshops, pop-up boutiques and world-class runway shows that featured some of the regions most established and emerging designers. Nicholas Meimaris, MD & Creative Director for MGroup who produced The Fashion Festival, was thrilled with the activity, “From the original concept of creating an integrated fashion event that would showcase the Pan Pacific region’s emerging and established designers to Bali’s industry and travel audience – it’s exciting to see the Festival come together. The island has become a melting pot of designers, celebrities and artists that have been able to engage and enjoy each other’s creativity.” The Fashion Festival has been a stunning showcase of fashion, beauty, style and culture with stunning Indonesian models hair styled by internationally renowned stylist Rob Peetoom. Meimaris concluded, “We plan to make the event the hero fashion festival for the region and continue to offer our audience and guests an exciting opportunity to experience an international runway production!”
Go to thefashionfestival.com to see more of the Bali Fashion Festival.
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Posted on 05 July 2013.
Inspired by the elixir of life, this hotel’s design and ambience, lavish facilities and signature services are ‘life positions’ that modulate your mood, exceed your expectations and leave everlasting impressions through-out your stay. The Stones Hotel, Legian Bali is located at the southern tip of Legian beach and offers a perfect vantage point to experience all that Bali has to offer – all with a sense of style.
Iconic architectural design meets eclectic sophistication at The Stones, a haven of elegance and style with dazzling vertical gardens, oversized pool, entertainment deck, spa, three innovative restaurants and an incredible penthouse with its very own private heli-pad. Close by local attractions also include the Bali Jungle, Botanical Gardens and the Monkey Forest, this resort assures you to catch the authentic spirit of Indonesia.
Check marriott.com to see more of The Stones Legian.
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Posted on 12 June 2012.
World-class beachfront bar; trio of restaurants; 500sq metre emerald blanket lawn and an infinity pool in a divine Balinese destination with views across the Indian Ocean…What more could you need? With an established restaurant in Jakarta already, Potato Head’s expansion plans include a boutique hotel scheduled to open on 2013. Located in the hip area of Seminyak, Potato Head Beach Club is one of Bali’s most prestigious addresses. Its towering elliptical façade, an art installation in its own right, was designed by acclaimed architect Andra Matin as a modern take on the Coliseum. The beautifully engineered amphitheatre’s trademark of mismatched vintage shutters is only the first thing that makes this deeply stylish space stand out. The splendour of the place is matched triumphantly with international cuisines and innovative cocktails served up by the chefs and mixologists, rightfully earning Potato Head its place as one of the top destinations to check out in Bali. We are really excited to see the results of their newest endeavour.
Posted in culture, travel
Posted on 30 April 2012.
Hotel Style: At one with nature
The Vibe: Peace and tranquility, empowerment in health and life.
Ideal For: Travelers seeking eco-conscious healing retreats or self-discovery journeys.
Poster Recommends: The menu with a focus on organic and living foods. Re-learning about what to put in to get the best out of life.
Wrap up: To stay at Fivelements is to experience the future of mystic economies, which uses the wisdom of traditional healing cultures and promotes peace among nations. As Generation X and Y gently ease the baby boomers out of resort management/ownership roles this is the future of travel, with guest services extending to making herbal remedies, organic medical workshops, passing down ancient knowledge from one to the other. Vibrational healing, Aikido, Somatic Therapy and Healing Dance replace more typical resort sports; there is recognition in its cuisine, programs and retreats that humans love the acquisition of knowledge, even whilst holidaying.
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Posted on 19 March 2012.
Hotel Style: Timeless glamour
The Vibe: Italian precision.
Ideal For: Down time for high society and seriously stylish weddings.
Poster Recommends: The Inclined elevator to the beach.
Investment: Yes. Contact email@example.com for details.
Wrap up: There may be no such thing as perfection but this resort comes exceedingly close to it. Designed for guests preferring geographical segregation from Bintang t-shirt tourism, guests can reserve spa pavilions for a minimum of three hours for treatments or shop in Bali’s only Bulgari brand store for watches, handbags, jewellary and ties. Not a resort suited for children. This is an adult’s getaway.
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Posted on 08 March 2012.
Hotel Style: Synergy of turquoise sea all the way to turquoise sky.
The Vibe: Restful and playful. Bliss.
Ideal for: Couples; groups of friends
Poster Recommends: Nammos Beach Club, the very cool private beach complete with fully stocked bar right on the sand.
Investment: Yes. Contact: http://www.karmakandara.com/investment/
Wrap up: This is a resort that resembles one long Mediterranean beach party, rather than just a holiday. The surrounds of cliff-top viewing right out to the horizon of the Indian Ocean over an infinity pool, yacht-like open air restaurant and lounge with 3000+ wines inspires a lot of sea and sky gazing. Snorkelling at private locations courtesy of a luxury catamaran or gourmet picnic for two at a deserted beach via speedboat set the scene for plenty of romance.
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Posted on 13 February 2012.
Hotel Style: International Intercontinental style with a local twist.
The Vibe: Travellers with their party years behind them, ready for serious relaxation; families with young children; business travellers.
Ideal For: A great base to check out local shopping and cultural pursuits within Bali.
Poster Recommends: Tented canopies along the beach for private beachside dining.
Wrap up: Travellers staying here experience the very best of the global Intercontinental service philosophy. Here, the guest is king.
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Posted on 06 February 2012.
Hotel Style: Old-world elegance; European-tropics fusion.
The Vibe: Well-travelled guests expecting first-class service, as it was in 1904 when St Regis first opened their doors.
Ideal For: Business travellers in need of a dip between meetings; well-heeled travellers with a penchant for tradition and peace and quiet.
Poster Recommends: The beach. Right out front and welcoming.
Investment: No. Starwood Preferred Guest program available.
Wrap up: It’s great to move forward through time whilst holding onto the best of the past. St Regis does this in spades with its impressive list of environmentally sound hotel practices, either implemented or in the process of being so. Voted Travel Professional Favourite twice already for 2011 for Asia and The World and placed on Conde Nast’s Hot List, among many other awards.
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Posted on 23 January 2012.
Hotel Style: Modern, utilising sea and sky as an extensions of the resort.
The Vibe: Seclusion. Peace.
Ideal For: Honeymooners, romantic get-aways
Poster Recommends:.A floating champagne breakfast served in the pool right outside your villa.
Wrap up: This is a resort utilizing a cliff-top location above the ocean as a stunning backdrop. Not necessarily the safest option for couples with children, this resort invites rest, relaxation and time for couples to reconnect, rather than rev it up. Featuring an amazing array of romantic locations for couples to dine at upon request, this resort would be perfect for renewing vows or finally reading War and Peace.
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Posted on 09 June 2011.
Bali, the world’s new ‘rancho relaxo’ capital of luxury, just got a little more luxurious with the recent March opening of W Hotel, Seminyak. Just the fourth W Hotel to branch out to an exotic location with W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island, W Retreat Koh Samui, W Retreat Maldives and W Seminyak. Its ‘Whatever/Whenever’ concierge-style service and business support, is positioned as ideal for those wanting to balance a holiday with business. Spas, fitness centers and, of course, sumptuous pools are cleverly supported by complimentary internet and a secretarial service, meaning you can get away while remaining in touch.
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