Design Buzz: New World Grand Bali Resort

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New World Hotels & Resorts, a Rosewood Hotel Group brand, is set to open the New World Grand Bali Resort in 2017. Find out what to expect from the hotel's design. 

The luxury resort will be part of the Pecatu Indah Resort development located on the southern Bukit Peninsula. Only a 15 minute drive from the clifftop Uluwatu Temple and a 30 minute drive from Ngurah Rai Badung International Airport, the resort will be built following the site's natural slope, which is 156 meters above sea level at its highest point.  The resort's topography will afford ocean views for all accommodations.

Consultants include WOW Design Studio, Belt Collins International landscape architects, and Hirsch Bedner Associates interior designers.

Of the 328 guestrooms, the suites and grand suites will have individual decks and plunge pools. Selected guestrooms, all suites and 85 one- to four-bedroom villa residences will be available for purchase. Those in residences will have access to an exclusive club and pool.    

Taking inspiration from a Balinese mountaintop retreat, tiered gardens will step down in the manner of Bali's rice paddy terraces. The resort's landscape will be cloaked in forest flora, interspersed with pathways, and indigenous building materials will include an abundance of natural lava rock. There will be waterfalls, pools and streams at the property.

In addition to the main swimming pool, with a viewing deck overlooking the Bali Strait and coastline, as well as a "dancing" fountain concept, the adjacent waterpark will offer a "Lazy River," sandy beach, kids' pool, water slides, forest-themed restaurant, and stage performances. Other recreational options will include a spa, fitness center, the New Kuta Golf Course in the Pecatu Indah compound, and access to a nearby secluded, cliff-encircled beach.

The resort will also have four restaurants and a rooftop destination lounge. Meeting space will include a ballroom of 1,100 square meters (11,840 square feet) and four meeting rooms, as well as a wedding chapel.