The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali, part of Marriott International, Inc., is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. Recently, it has experienced a transformational journey after 30 years of distinctive service. Enhancements have been made to its 287 rooms, suites and villas, restaurants, and other facilities. The newly transformed property gracefully blends past, present, and future to create a destination that is timeless and authentic.
“These are exciting times, and we look forward to showcasing the new look of The Laguna to our distinguished Explorers and experienced Collectors,” shared Lucia Liu, General Manager.
The new resort lobby is a majestic space celebrating the past and future of The Laguna experience. Restoration, the discovery of Bali, and homage to local craftsmanship are represented in the key elements of the lobby design. Overall, the guest experience has been enhanced with a personalised sit- down check-in experience that evokes a sense of relaxation, luxury and personalized service. The Balinese white stone carving above the check-in desk will be elegantly lit to form the centrepiece of The Laguna lobby experience. This masterpiece carving evokes the story of the legendary Goddess Danu, the Water Goddess and the wife of God Vishnu, who maintains peace and harmony over each element in the universe.
The new design of the rooms is inspired by the collective stories and traditions of Bali, as well as nautical elements influenced by the resort’s seven lagoons and the travel-based DNA of the Luxury Collection brand:
- BALINESE – The main feature of the headboard is a panel of Balinese ‘sulaman’ embroidery seen in kebaya fabric, interpreted as an abstract floral motive of Bali’s neutral tones. ‘Saput poleng’, the woven black-and-white checkered textile draped over statues and worn by people in ceremonies within Bali, is evident from the colour tone and materials in the room, such as the cushions.
- NAUTICAL – The story of the lagoons and the nautical experiences around it are celebrated in the room design, evident in the bespoke selection of lamps and shiplap walls.
- TRAVEL – Design details, such as the leather detailing of a suitcase next to the bed, pay homage to travel and discovery. Additional upgrades include the renewal of the resort’s meetings and event space, along with the debut of new restaurant and bar concept.
There are also two new F&B spaces:
- De Bale Bar and Lounge
A theatrical and mystical cocktail bar inspired by centuries of oceanic spice trade. At the bar, surrounded by a lively green atmosphere, it serves fresh spice-infused spirits and cocktails crafted with a large diversity of spices and herbs. During the day, De Bale is the destination for fragrant spice infusions and light cocktails. At night, expert bartenders skilfully mix inventive and inspired cocktails, paired with Balinese snacks. Located at the heart of the resort, next to the lobby, this is an iconic part of the arrival experience, as well as a great place to relax for sundowners while watching a Balinese performance.
- Banyubiru Restaurant
Inspired by Bali’s fishing villages, the design of Banyubiru showcases elements surrounding the villages themselves, with the blue and white theme representing the sea. The harmony of Balinese batik patterns, such as ‘kawung’ and ‘ceplok’, are an integrated feature of the buffet and communal area floor tiles, while bamboo and rattan are used as detailing for the furniture, lighting and decorative items. These materials are used widely in the villages for traditional fishing equipment and crafts. The design of the show kitchen, as well as the buffet counter, is inspired by the unique traditional ‘warung’ stalls in the villages, giving character to a unique and authentic Balinese food culinary experience.
About the Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Sua, Bali
Nestled on Bali’s pristine white sand beach of Nusa Dua with infinite Indian Ocean views, The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali boasts seven shimmering lagoon pools, one for each day of the week, and 287 guestrooms, suites and villas surrounding lush tropical gardens. Featuring an enchanting Lagoon Spa and state-of-the-art fitness center, contemporary indoor and outdoor meeting venues all complemented by the personalized touches of the Luxury Collection Concierge service, which curates its programs to unlock the true essence of Bali for global explorers. The Laguna Resort & Spa delivers a variety of dining options from around the world: Banyubiru for Pan-Asian and international cuisines, beachfront Arwana for unparalleled premium coastal cuisine showcasing fresh live seafood, oysters, sushi, and the island’s favorite Sunday Beach & BBQ Brunch. Cornerstone, a private wine room and Deli highlighting casual dining, homemade treats, and daily specialties. Signature cocktails, wines, spirits, and light bites are on offer throughout the resort at Kul Kul Bar, De Bale Bar and Lounge and Sapphire Bar.
For more information, please visit www.thelagunabali.com