Arrivals & Departures Old and new combine at Seminyak's new boutique-style beachfront resort

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From restaurants serving healthy raw food and local cuisine to luxurious villas inspired by traditional philosophies, the new Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach aims to bring together both sides of the popular neighbourhood. 

A cafe with live pottery demonstrations, restaurants serving everything from raw and vegetarian food to Balinese babi guling (suckling pig), a 24-hour gym equipped with TRX suspension training equipment and villas inspired by traditional Balinese beliefs: they're all part of the package at one of the newest additions to Bali's resort scene, the Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak Beach.

The new 289-room hotel on Seminyak's Mesari Beach (better known to some as Double Six Beach) is the first resort location for IHG's Hotel Indigo brand of boutique-style properties that are customised to reflect their neighbourhood. It currently includes around 75 hotels in locations such as New York's Lower East Side, California's Napa Valley and London's West and East ends, with properties in Brisbane and Melbourne reportedly in the works.

Promising to bring together the modern and traditional sides of Seminyak, the new Bali hotel is set on 4.7ha of landscaped grounds and offers 270 rooms and suites with amenities including daybeds, spa-inspired bathrooms and espresso machines. Suites come with perks such as in-room check-in, a spa welcome pack and a free resort activity. 

The 19 villas, meanwhile, are inspired by the traditional Balinese philosophy of Tri Hita Karana and are planned like a Balinese house with three main areas. Each has a private outdoor swimming pool.

The property has a total of seven dining options, including the Pottery Cafe, which has speciality coffees, teas and chocolates along with a pottery-making workshop; the Tree Bar, which serves healthy food by day and cocktails by night; and the poolside Cave Pool Lounge. Then there's a signature restaurant called Salon Bali, which serves babi guling as part of an eight or 12-course menu. Later this year, they'll be joined by beachfront bar and restaurant SugarSand.

There's also the Sava Spa, which uses locally sourced natural products, and a 24-hour health club with wellness programs and equipment for yoga, cardio, free weights, TRX training, martial arts and more.

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