12 November 2010

More Ayana Info (From Bali With Love)

I found this great article over at Bali Discovery that gives you a detailed description of Ayana Resort, as well as the meaning of their name.
Previously known as The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Resort & Spa, this stunning property was rebranded AYANA Resort and Spa Bali on 1 April, 2009. It is now under the management of US-based West Paces Hotel Group, which is led by Horst Schulze, a founding member and former president director of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

Named after a ‘place of refuge’ in Sanskrit, AYANA is perched on limestone cliffs up to 30 meters above the Indian Ocean near Jimbaran Bay on Bali’s south-western peninsula. The 77-hectare property enjoys majestic views and a secluded location with a tranquil white-sand beach, yet is just 15 minutes from Bali’s airport. Catering for honeymooners, families and groups alike, the 368 guestrooms comprise 290 rooms and suites and 78 private cliff-top villas.

The resort offer guests the best of both worlds: the seclusion and space of their own Balinese-style villa or room, and access to the facilities and services of a world-class hotel. The beautiful four-story design follows the basic Balinese architectural principles that no building should be higher than coconut palms. Alang-alang thatched roofing, brightly colored Balinese doors, limestone carvings, intricately woven mats, slate and marble floors are part of the hotel's distinctive Balinese design. Antiques and artifacts from other islands in Indonesia - Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Lombok, Maluku, Irian Jaya decorate the public and private areas.
Still want more details????

There are 12 dining venues including:

Dava - Contemporary and sleek in design, the layout resembles a lotus flower and features a striking all white marble floor and unique slate stone ‘Dragon Skin’ wall. Enjoy inspiring and innovative world cuisine in a spectacular, elevated location overlooking the Indian Ocean. Open for breakfast and dinner.

Langit Theatre – Open-air theatre for dining under the stars while watching traditional Balinese dance performances, which combine music and song with brilliant costumes, extravagant masks and magnificent head dresses. The theatre is terraced to offer panoramic views of the stage, orchestra and the Indian Ocean.

Padi Restaurant – Outdoor pavilions which appears to “float” on lily ponds offer daily breakfast and serves internationally acclaimed authentic Thai cuisine for dinner.

Damar Terrace – Open-air bar surrounded by pools, romantically illuminated by dozens of candles in the evening, serves beverages and Asian cuisine favorites throughout the day, as well as afternoon iced tea and evening cigars.

Sami Sami – Casual, Cliffside restaurant and bar offers innovative authentic Italian cuisine in three separate outdoor dining pavilions. Lunch and dinner served daily.

Kisik Seafood Bar & Grill – Sand-floored restaurant and bar carved into the cliff overlooking the ocean. Features fresh grilled seafood for dinner.

Kubu Bar – Located at secluded Kubu Beach, this quaint beach hut offers gourmet sandwiches, fresh fruit and beverages.

Spa Café – Located within the Spa Complex, the Spa Café serves delicious and healthy offerings including a range of health drinks and shakes.

Honzen – Located at the entrance to the Spa Complex, this Japanese restaurant offers sushi, sashimi and teppanyaki. Honzen – Japanese for “wonderful food” – is open for lunch and dinner.

Romantic Dinner on The Pier – A candle-lit, four course lobster dinner for just two people, 'cast away' on AYANA’s private pier extending out into the Indian Ocean. Maximum one couple per night.

The Martini Club – Located in the Cliff Villa complex and ideal for pre- or post-dinner relaxation, this intimate bar boasts an indoor club atmosphere overlooking open-terraced areas and 180-degree Indian Ocean views.

Spa Services:
Thermes Marins Bali Spa

 - Thermes Marins Bali is an award winning destination that brings together timeless European seawater therapies and traditional Balinese health and beauty treatments. The 22,000sqm spa features one of the world’s largest Aquatonic® seawater therapy pools, state-of-the-art hydrotherapy treatment rooms and spacious private spa villas.

Spa on the Rocks - An extension of the spa complex, two private villas are anchored offshore by natural rocks in the midst of the shimmering Indian Ocean. Located below the resort’s towering cliff face, the incredible positioning of the two treatment villas is as unique as it is indulgent for its lavish treatments and exclusive use of the world’s finest spa product, Crème de La Mer.

And More...
Meeting & Conventions - Bali's window on paradise beckons even the most experienced conference and incentive meeting attendees. Ballroom offers 595m2 of meeting space, seating 540 people for dinner and includes intimate boardrooms and a ballroom that can accommodate 700 people. Three other meeting rooms range in size to accommodate groups of 10 to 100 people. Separate outdoor function space is available for gathering under the stars.
Children’s Facilities - Younger guests aged four to ten can join a daily program of supervised activities specifically chosen to share the enchanting world of Balinese art, drama and traditions. Children will simply love the playground and program of supervised activities that shares the world of Balinese art, drama and tradition. Some of the programs include a visit to the hotel temple. Other include an opportunity to "dress up" in Balinese costume, in respect of the local culture while a staff member shows how to prepare traditional offerings on coconut leaf trays.

Weddings - Six spectacular wedding venues offer a wide choice of locations with unparalleled views for any style of wedding, whether grand extravaganzas or private vow celebrations for two. There are two state-of-the-art glass Wedding Pavilions, Tresna and Astina; the AYANA gazebo on the cliff-edge; Bale Kencana, a traditional ‘bale’; Asmara, a 350-year-old Javanese ‘joglo’; and Champa Garden, a multifaceted 20,000 square meter outdoor event space.
Other Hotel Amenities & Services:
- Kubu Beach, a secluded private cove with pristine white sand and warm, calm and clear turquoise water.
- Five swimming pools including the salt-water Ocean Beach Pool extending from the base of the cliff overlooking the white-sand beach. The four freshwater pools include two with ocean views and a children’s pool with waterslides.
- Inclinator access from resort to Ocean Beach Pool and Kisik Restaurant & Bar
- Waterfall pool edge masking a 42,000 liter (11,000 gallon) salt-water aquarium filled with indigenous marine life.
- 18-hole golf putting course.
- Tennis Pavilion with three flood-lit courts.
- Hot and cold outdoor whirlpool baths.
- AYANA Kids Club.
- Nursery for childcare services.
- Souvenir and handicraft shops.
- Meet and Greet service at airport.
- In Villa check-in.
- 24 hour Butler service.
- Multilingual Staff.
- One Button Butler call service.
- Wi-Fi Internet Access resort-wide.
- IDD Telephone.
- Custom stocked Honor Bar.
- Unpacking/Packing Service.
- Complimentary Shoe Shine Service.
- Complimentary use of 18-hole Golf Putting Course.
- Complimentary use of Resort Tennis Courts.
- Selection of International Newspaper and Magazines.
- Preferred time of housekeeping service.
- In-Villa massages and body treatment upon request.

Anyone book their flight and hotel package yet? :)
I have a friend who has stayed at Ayana. She said the hotel is wonderful and the spa services are amazing! I hope to check it out in the near future and will update you all!

Images and information taken from Bali Discovery.

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