Ever dreamed of travelling to space? Forget astronaut training, we’re going to Luna2 Studiotel, earth’s answer to the cosmos. A stroll away from Seminyak Beach, this boutique bolthole couldn’t be further away from traditional Balinese styling, with space-station interiors, a bold colour palette and features plucked from a sci-fi trilogy.
Style Space oddity
Setting A saunter from Seminyak Beach
Smith Extra An ‘in-flight’ dining experience for two, including a glass of wine each, delivered by a Luna2 hostess
Why this week? A stone’s throw from Seminyak Beach, Luna2 Studiotel is the closest you can get to space on Earth. Designer Melanie Hall has created an ode to the cosmos in this retro-futuristic den that hovers somewhere between boutique hotel and international space station, with appropriately-named communal areas and interiors inspired by the accommodation of astronauts. We’re making space travel a reality with 40 per cent off over the New Year.
Our favourite bits The black and white decor is enlivened by hits of colour – the Sunset Studio features bursts of blue and boasts two balconies for star-gazing and pool-perving as well as its own bar and on-loan bartender. The bright colour scheme continues to the Mondrian-inspired pool. When the sun starts to set, journey to Space, the rooftop bar with sweeping ocean views, for daily canapés. Continue to Orbit restaurant, where reworked nostalgic British classics – bombe Alaska and fish and chips – share menu space with more sophisticated offerings: scallops with smoked pork cheek, black pudding, cranberry air and apple is just one example. Lunaplex, the hotel’s 16-seat cinema, screens old and new flicks daily. Get comfy in one of the Luna lounge chairs and let your ‘flight attendant’ treat you to popcorn, home-made ice-cream, popcorn-inspired cocktails and icy champagne. On December 31, party 2014 away at Pop! lounge bar, decorated with retro shades of purple, shocking pink, Pan Am-blue, postbox-red and silver from the sunken ‘circle of love’ right down to the illuminated dance floor. The DJ will be playing Lunatunes to suit the mood until the early hours of the morning.
Mr & Mrs Smith say… ‘Ground Control to Major Smith: ever wanted to go to space camp but missed out on the mission? Luna2 Studiotel is your chance to live out your futuristic fantasies (Princess Leia not included). More NASA-chic than beachside bungalow, Luna2 ditches understatement for bespoke furnishings, metallic accents, a Panton-esque façade plucked from a sci-fi trilogy and refreshingly simple architecture. As far away from Balinese tradition as you could get in this cosmos, pads at Luna2 Studiotel have bold hypnotic optic art, whizz-bang wizardry and balconies overlooking the pool. Have an out-of-this-world request? Give your private studio butler a buzz and go back to working your way through the champagne and Chupa Chups in your in-room mini Smeg fridge. Travelling through the studios to the mosaics lining the pool and the restaurant interior, the bold primary colour palette is a not-so-subtle nod to Luna2’s fun nature, playful nostalgia and ‘funked-up modernism’ design ethos. Prepare to launch, Lunatics.’ Find out more about Luna2 Studiotel…