The first guests to see the enhanced Legian Bali checked in last month as the resort put the finishing touches on a four-month refurb.
With contributions from its guest feedback folder, the 68-room property reopened June 1 to reveal a new 30-meter infinity lap pool and beachfront sun deck, freshly landscaped gardens, improved lighting in half of its guest rooms and upgraded views of the spectacular Indian Ocean from its private, three-bedroom Beach House.
Essential elements of the resort experience — natural light, easy airflow, prime ocean views and inviting green space — were all refreshed in the Legian’s most extensive facelift since its opening in 1996.
“The past half-year has been all about taking a near-perfect property and layering in the subtleties (and one grand swimming pool!) to make it that much better,” said Kevin J. Abramowicz, the resort’s general manager. “Our guests love the Legian’s design, but they wanted more light, so we worked on more light.”
Guests wanted a space to enjoy sundowners, so the resort laid down a deck; they wanted to do laps, so the resort built a gorgeous infinity pool right above the sands.
“We absolutely listened to guest comments when planning the improvements,” said Abramowicz.
In the first of two stages of renovations, workers took tools to half of the Legian’s guest rooms. They fixed the plumbing for better temperature control. They recalibrated the air circulation system in the bedroom, and they installed new lighting possibilities on the terrace.
The resort’s exclusive Beach House was the recipient of a new 20-square-meter terrace with sunbeds, accessible from the master bedroom, which was itself rearranged for better ocean views.
More windows were created to allow Bali’s tropical rays into the guest rooms and bathrooms, while the living room was opened up with two walls of transparent folding doors giving guests the option to enjoy 180-degree panoramic views whether relaxing in the sea breeze or air-conditioned comfort.
The new adult infinity pool, the highlight of the renovation, was built from the ground up closer to the shoreline than the resort’s other two pools, to give guests maximum proximity to the legendary Seminyak Beach. Facing southwest, the deck space now fronting the resort’s Ocean Bar delivers peerless sunset views. As part of the upgrades, the wall separating the Ocean Bar from the pool area was torn down to offer barflies a greater sense of space within eyesight of the beach and the children’s pool.
The resort also took the four-month hiatus as an opportunity to re-landscape its north gardens, redo its entranceway water ponds and makeover the stone pathways and corridors in room blocks C and D.
In celebration of the project’s completion, the Legian is sweetening the benefits packages for guests who book six consecutive nights. The sweeteners?
- a 60-minute Ancient Balinese massage for two people
- a bottle of wine and canapés upon arrival
- a resort credit of up to USD 50
The offer is valid for all six-night bookings received before July 26 for stays between July 15 and Oct. 8, 2012.