design brand launches the elysian

design hotels has announced the Grand Opening of ‘the elysian,’ one of the group’s newest member hotels in Seminyak, Bali.

This 26 pool villa property offers the best of a full-service resort and the exclusivity of self-contained residences. With a mission focused on the experience of staying, ‘the elysian’ presents a new option for uncomplicated luxury:

Openness - both in attitude and design - is a key theme for both the public spaces and within the private spheres of each villa. The feeling is enhanced by doors that slide to reveal rooms, windows that unfold to form new spaces, and flat timber-edged roofs which appear to float above the buildings. Inventive use of local natural materials creates a fresh design language while incorporating the rich traditions of the island: local stones are laid in non-traditional bands; a single tree root forms an organic reception desk and the main pool is enhanced by a Balinese temple and cabanas draped with traditional cloth.

The clubhouse at the centre of the village-like resort contains all of the public areas including ‘Rush-Bamboo Poolside CafĂ© & Bar,’ a compact gym for morning workouts, ‘the elysian spa’ providing treatments and massages, as well as a library for private dining and meetings. It also houses a boutique, internet terminals and a terraced lounge that overlooks the main 25 metre long pool.

The resort’s intimate ambience is defined by the individual villas, each with its own 8 x 3 metre pool. Passage through a private gate leads guests to a walled garden and on to the airy interiors of the villa itself. Each is composed of a bedroom, a spacious bathroom, and an open-plan living space which flows seamlessly to the sundeck and the pool.


Whether it’s borrowing a pre-loaded iPod Nano or a Playstation 2 “for the kids,” a ride to the beach, in-villa dining around the clock, or custom arrangements for weddings or excursions, guests will appreciate the friendly Balinese spirit and attentive service throughout their stay.

‘the elysian’ is located in the fashionable Seminyak neighbourhood known for its restaurants, high-style boutiques, vibrant nightlife and white sand beaches. A complimentary drop-off and pick-up service is offered to the beach located just two minutes away. The airport is a 20 minute drive from the resort and the transfer service is also complimentary.