Transforming the legendary Amanusa Bali into Kimpton’s first resort in Asia was a major proposition that involved redefining the luxury resort experience.
Many resorts in Bali are offering the same failproof formula and set image of great views and monotonous empty spaces. But people are looking to vacations to create special memories. Our design approach needs to engage, stimulate, and offer emotional content to guests. They want to come to a place that makes them feel special.
At the JW Marriott spa, the configuration of both private and public zones required thinking out of the box: having consisted of 22 guestrooms prior to its renovation, the space came with an existing structure and shaft that had to be worked around. The eventual design stepped away from the traditional spa experience and its dark, formal mood, long counters, and corridors flanked by scented candles. Rather, it was informed by the flow of wind, sweeping gently through the area.
With the Shangri-la Kunming Sales Gallery set in a office tower to the front of the site and its show flats detached, it was imperative to shift the experience from a static office setting to that befitting the brand to channel the luxury lifestyle and at the same time express its hospitality offerings. It is stylish, refreshing and inviting as one would experience in a private clubhouse.
A collection of luxury apartments as an extension of the expertise and knowledge of quality living from the brand’s Hotels and Resorts.