Forget the thatched-roof villas and beachfront chains that define the Bali hotel scene. The Luna2 studios are such a departure, guests might feel like they’ve landed in outer space. Founder and designer Melanie Hall took cues from modernism and 1960s pop art to outfit the white-walled spaces in stainless steel, acrylic, vintage wallpapers, and the colors of a Rubik’s Cube—namely red, blue, yellow, and green. All the carpeting and fabrics were custom-designed by Hall and predominantly produced in Jakarta. Pieces by venerable European designers are on display as well, from Cassina dining chairs by Philippe Starck to pendant lights by Tom Dixon. Cheeky works by British artist Stuart McAlpine, L.A.’s Burton Morris, and Indonesia’s Triyadi grace the walls.
The cosmic theme blasts into a rooftop bar called Space, a restaurant with bubble windows called Orbit, and the modular furnishings and mirrored spheres scattered throughout the property. Simply put, the Luna2 experience is about having fun. There’s even a groovy 16-seat cinema where guests can watch new releases or nostalgic classics while enjoying popcorn-infused cocktails and foie gras “bling dogs.” It’s another world indeed.