Hotel Tugu Bali
Puri Le Mayeur
The Le Mayeur Suite, with private swimming pool and dining pavilion, is named for Adrian Jean Le Mayeur de Merpres, the late Belgian artist who moved to the island in 1932, married Ni Polok, a renowned Legong dancer, and created a legacy of paintings depicting everyday Balinese life. The villa is furnished with a canopied four-poster made from antique Balinese pillars and matching side tables and chest, carved by a blind woodworker in the couple's employ. Personal effects, such as Ni Polok's loom and several portraits of the couple, are scattered around the suite. "Most of all, I wanted the room to capture the spirit of how they lived,"he says.