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Tradition Meets Tech at Intercontinental Bali

Intercontinental Bali Resort pairs traditional elements with latest technology to create “rooms with a soul”

Intercontinental redesigns its guest rooms, adding world-class technology to reaffirm its aim for luxury. Having said that, the resort keeps in mind its principals of ‘Tri Hita Karana’, which is the balance and harmony between the three sources of life – humans, nature and God. The architecture also honours the sacred axis between the holy mountain and the sea.

The interiors have been designed by Singapore-based James Park Associates, which specialises in creating exceptional guestrooms that pay homage to the location. The rooms feature full-wall mural paintings inspired by designs found on Balinese textiles.

The bed-head backdrops feature carved wood headboard panels with geometric lattice patterns typical of those seen on traditional Balinese doorways. The pendant lamps are a signature of the new InterContinental Bali guestrooms and suites, inspired by the elaborate terracotta crown finials of traditional Balinese thatched roofs.

Indonesian wood from sustainable sources is widely used, and is combined with eye-catching accents such as tropical hardwood veneers, lacquered tobacco leaf and faux-shagreen – resembling the textured skin of a stingray, while the hand-tufted wool rugs are characterised by local patterns.

The new in-room technology aims to pamper guests as well as support the resort’s ongoing environmental commitments. each room will be equipped with a High Definition Smart IPTV system, with a 43-inch wall-mounted screen. Besides offering in-room entertainment, the IPTV system also includes a messaging interface for in-Room dining and concierge services, and facilities such as a world clock, wake up call, interactive maps and interactive flight info.

Each room is being fitted with a revolutionary energy management system featuring occupancy sensors, which will reduce negative impact and energy consumption. In the same spirit, the renovated bathrooms have been fitted with low flow shower heads that reduce the water flow to 6.3 litres per minute; low flow taps; and high efficiency dual-flush toilets, reducing water usage by up to 8 litres per flush by using only 3 – 4.5 litres at any one time. 

For info and reservations, visit | Jl. Raya Uluwatu No.45, Jimbaran, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361 | (+62361) 701888

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