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September 6, 2013updated Jul 30, 2015

Rebuilding The Legend at The Legian

By Chris Boyle



When Kevin Abramowicz returned to Asia after a stint at The Setai in Miami he came back to Bali’s iconic The Legian.

Opened in 1996 the hotel’s owner was already making significant investments such as a third pool, this of the infinity variety overlooking the dramatic crashing surf of Seminyak Beach.

There was also new flat screen televisions and new bedding.  For elite travelers who have had previous experiences with the hotel the renovations will be noticeable, particularly the central air conditioning replacing individual units prone to leaks.

In the year plus since he became General Manager the resort has launched its Beach House, an 8,000 square feet three-bedroom stand alone structure that had previously been a private residence for the owner.

Abramowicz says the Beach House gives guests the option of having a true stand alone home rental experience, including a 3,000 square feet terrace and full size private pool – it is gated off from the rest of the hotel – but at the same time enjoy the services and amenities of The Leading Hotels of the World property.

Three renovated specialty suites in the main building share a private elevator with the Legian Suite featuring a patio size terrace.  One floor above is the Seminyak Suite and the top floor offers the Sunset Suite for its namesake views. All three have two bedrooms with the latter two having slightly larger bathrooms.

Next up is a 14 seat Boardroom that should be ready by the end of October.  It will have a ‘library feel’ with state-of-the-art media and communications equipment in services.

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The boyish looking Abramowicz is clearly delighted to be presiding over a new era at The Legian.  During my visit, he said, “This is a diamond, and each day we get a chance to polish it.”

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