The people of Bali seldom embark or end any major enterprise without seeking the blessing of the Almighty while at the same time seeking to ensure that the delicate balances between mankind, nature and the gods are kept on an even keel.
Refurbished Guest Rooms and Suites
This was also the case at a special Balinese Hindu ceremony held at The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali Ė a Starwood Luxury Collection property held on August 1, 2006, to celebrate the completion of an US$ 7.5 million renovation and refurbishment program. Conducted by a Hindu priest at a temple located within the hotel's ground, the Pecaruan and Pemelaspas rituals were attended by management, staff and guests staying at the hotel.
Ceremonies traditionally presented upon the completion of any building or renovation work in Bali. the Pecaruan and Pemelaspas ensure the restoration and continued maintenance of spiritual harmony in the area and its surroundings.
The August 1st ceremonies garnered added importance as it marked not only the completion of a major refurbishment program touching almost every area of the Hotel, but also a change in name for the property bestowed upon its induction into the Starwood Luxury Collection.
Guestrooms at the Resort now feature contemporary Balinese decor with polished teakwood flooring, locally carved Palimanan stone walls, burl wood cabinetry and hand-woven carpets. A deluxe bed, made exclusively for the Laguna Resort Nusa Dua,
offers what the property's management claim is "the ultimate in luxurious sleeping comfort."
While staying in one of the luxurious rooms guests can keep globally connected via a 42-inch plasma satellite televisions, in-room DVD players, and Broadband and Wi-Fi internet access available in rooms, meeting facilities and even on the beach. All rooms feature a private balcony with views over the landscaped tropical gardens and extensive lagoons. Non-smoking and wheelchair access rooms are also available. While new bathrooms feature wall to floor marble, an oversized corner bathtub and shower, and luxuriant "waffle-knit" bathrobes.
The resort also offers 24-hour butler service to all rooms, providing delivery of complimentary tea and coffee as well as complimentary clothes pressing upon arrival. Daily afternoon tea is served for all guests in the Mayang Sari Lounge and Library.
The 270 luxuriously appointed guestrooms include 48 lagoon access rooms and 20 suites. The Grand Ballroom
The new Grand Ballroom at the Resort has doubled in overall size but is capable of syndication into smaller soundproof spaces suitable for intimate meetings and events.
The Grand Ballroom, measuring 722 square meters, can be divided into 3 separate meeting spaces, and can accommodate groups of between 12 and 600 guests.
All function rooms feature an independent or coordinated kinetic intelligent lighting system to suit various color themes for events. Swarovski
crystal droplets highlight the ceilings with state-of-the-art technical presentation systems and stage configurations available.Shown on balidiscovery.com are pictures from the Pecaruan and Pemelaspas ceremonies together with pictures of the newly refurbished guest room and ballroom.
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