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By Chris | September 6 2013
While W hotels may have been at the forefront of the design hotel craze when it launched in 1998, the brand has matured into a luxury experience bringing service in line with aesthetics.
Suites from Ws around the world regularly make our 101 Top Suites list, and when we do our Top Suites features on various destinations Ws often have some of the most interesting offerings. Of course you have to Want the W experience, Which skews to the Wilder side of one’s imagination.
For elite travelers who are looking for W’s take on Bali, the three year old W Retreat & Spa in Seminyak has plenty of Wows. It’s nearly 7,000 square feet E-Wow Three Bedroom Villa Retreat offers a lap Worthy pool (nearly 1,000 square feet), a shower big enough to fit your favorite basketball team or band and a deep bathtub surrounded by tropical plantings. In fact the bathroom is the size of many suites. Of course you have your own barbeque and lots of the normal amenities.
If you are looking for a more high rise experience the 5,732 square feet Extreme Wow Presidential Suite split on to two floors in the main building offers Wonderful views of the pool, Woobar and beach Where some stunningly large Waves break. There is a bathtub that while it Wouldn’t fit a basketball team is large enough it takes 40 minutes to fill.
If you need something to do While Waiting you can summon your personal mixologist, a special feature. And if you arrive at off hours and Want to spa yourself, don’t Worry. In addition to the ‘his and hers’ spa deck in the Extreme Wow Suite, the Spa is open 24 hours.
If you Want to have a Wild party for either your company, your friends or some combination there is a Great Room that holds up to 150 in theatre style seating With a stage. There are also a number of outdoor function areas. Keeping in the Whatever, Whenever mantra of W, Communications Director Victoria Wadwa says, “As long as it’s legal.”
The resort recently held its second Silent Disco. Guests put on their headphones, plug in their listening devices and tune in to a selection of music. They then dance and rave to their hearts content. Wadwa said even though the last Silent Disco had over a thousand partiers there wasn’t a single noise complaint. The next one is planned before the end of the year.