Melia Bali Villas & Spa Resort has concluded Phase I of its renovation program by bringing on line 250 completely renovated Superior Rooms and split level Junior Suites. Meanwhile, work continues on renovations to Executive Suites, Garden Villas and a new category of Family Rooms, due for completion in March 2004.
A complete redesign within the existing floor plans for this room category has achieved dramatic changes to the overall ambience of the room. Furnishings eliminated in the marble entry foyer have given a more expansive feeling to the room complimenting polished, built-in teakwood furnishings that have replaced former free-standing cabinets and rattan seating.
Soft furnishing fabrics and textile accents are in jewel tones, varying from Emerald, Opal and Sapphire for pool view rooms to Garnet, Topaz and Amber for garden view rooms.
Teak columns now flank the elegant, slatted wooden headboard, creating an illusion of posts bracing a decorative teakwood frieze. The platform bed is draped with a white duvet and throw pillows match a richly woven runner, which conveniently converts to a wall-hanging at night.
A teakwood entertainment center encases the satellite television, mini-bar and coffee/tea making facilities. A desk, equipped with a new hairdryer, has a large mirror with enough freestanding and recessed lighting to double as a vanity. Comfortable seating space for relaxation is furnished with a woven sea grass lounge chair and a reading lamp, with a cocktail table.
Sliding patio screens have been installed with suede cloth blackout curtains and delicate sheers. The spacious patio is fitted with a day bed for massage or relaxation, along with woven sea grass lounges and a cocktail table, perfect for in-room breakfast or sundown cocktails.
Bathroom in the Superior Rooms takes on a whole new feel, with new toilets and bathtubs forming part of a significant renovation of en suite facilities. Corner walls, facing onto the bedroom, have been replaced with frosted glass, wrapped in decorative, three-dimensional slats. This brightens and gives an expanded feel to the marble bathroom. Additional teak storage shelves have been added under a dual marble vanity.
The Resort's Junior Suite redesign aim to bring a residential style ambient to that category of accommodation. The marble foyer now flows into the lower-level living area, accented by drop lighting. The living area has an expanded feel through the addition of a wide, floor-length mirror and a lounge using comfortable, plush furnishings dining and living areas have been reconfigured with a new 29-inch television entertainment system creating a separate viewing space in addition to the television-equipped bedroom area. A glass-top, teak pedestal table has replaced a rattan dinette. Slat-backed, teak armchairs with plush cushions provide comfortable seating for dining. Swag lamps have been replaced with contemporary, Japanese-influenced lighting in glass, steel, and handmade paper.
Soft furnishing fabrics and textile accents are in earthy tones, which vary: Sand, Coral and Sea Foam for pool view rooms; Sunset, Moss and Coral for garden view rooms. Soft Roman blinds dress patio doors, with deep set teak sashes and sheer drapes. Stairway and loft modifications included slatted railings with directional down lighting. Slip-stop trim improves staircase safety. Upstairs, the teakwood loft bedroom has been renovated in new cabinetry with overhead storage.
Instead of posts or canopies, the bed features a baldaquin treatment overhead and swirls of white tulle draped like bunting.
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