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Starwood Hotels & Resorts Expands Presence in Indonesia with the Signing of Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta

Four Points to Bring Stylish Comfort to the Island of Bali

Four Points by Sheraton - LogoJakarta, Indonesia – 12 February 2015 – Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced the signing Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta with PT Umah Benesari. Located in the suburb of Kuta, one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island of Bali, the new-build hotel is scheduled to open in May 2015.

Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta joins Starwood’s already dynamic and robust portfolio in Indonesia. The company currently operates 14 properties nationwide under its Sheraton, Westin, Le Méridien, St. Regis, W Hotels and The Luxury Collection brand flags. In the next four years, Starwood will continue to ramp up its growth in Indonesia, with plans to open 12 additional hotels across the country. Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta marks Starwood’s seventh property in Bali, with another two, The Westin Ubud and The Saraswati, a Luxury Collection Resort, Bali, slated for opening by 2016.

“The signing of Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta, enhances Starwood’s footprint and multi-brand growth strategy in the country, while offering Four Points’ proposition – travel that suits your style, travel reinvented,” said Rajit Sukumaran, Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “We are confident that Four Points by Sheraton will fulfill travelers’ demand for contemporary, mid-market accommodations in Bali, especially with the anticipated surge of visitors accompanying the ASEAN economic integration this year.”

Managing Director of PT Umah Benesari, added, “We are pleased to forge a relationship with Starwood to introduce the compelling Four Points by Sheraton brand, delivering stylish comfort and a simplified, relaxing guest experience to the local hospitality scene. We are confident of our mutual strengths and look forward to a rewarding and long-term strategic partnership.”

Located on Jalan Benesari, Banjar Pengabetan, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta occupies a serene area of Kuta. The hotel is just minutes away from the famous Kuta Beach and its nightlife, shops and restaurants. Just a half-hour drive north of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta will feature 186 stylish and contemporary guest rooms, ranging from 28 to 55 square meters in size. Each room will sport thoughtful touches that contribute to an unencumbered, comfortable stay, including the Four Points Signature Bed, consisting of a plush mattress, down pillows, cozy duvet, and crisp 250-thread-count sheets. Food and beverage venues will include an all-day dining restaurant, rooftop club, lobby bar and beer garden café. The latter will feature the brand’s signature Best Brews™ program, highlighting the best local draft beers. Other hotel facilities will include a fitness center, 180 square meters of meeting space and a Kids’ Club. In addition, guests will enjoy complimentary Internet access in all public spaces, bottled water, and signature breakfast with fresh coffee.

“Given its ideal location in a more family-friendly setting, while affording easy access to Kuta’s many attractions, Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta is set to leverage the growth of Indonesia’s inbound and outbound travel sectors,” said Charlie Dang, Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Asia Pacific. “With its down-to-earth and simplified guest services, Four Points will resonate with local and international travelers alike.”

Four Points by Sheraton has proven to be a global hit with its distinct identity as a new generation of sleek and modern mid-market hotels. It is Starwood’s second fastest growing brand in Asia Pacific and globally. The brand currently operates 41 hotels and has nearly 60 additional hotels in the pipeline across the region. Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta will be the first of several Four Points by Sheraton properties to open in Indonesia, followed by openings in the cities of Makassar, Surabaya and Bandung in the next two years.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Officially Opens, Enlivening The Senses With True Balinese Hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Officially Opens, Enlivening The Senses With True Balinese Hospitality – Luxury Cliff Top Resort Ready to Welcome Guests

Sawangan, Nusa Dua, Indonesia – 04 February 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton, Bali opens today, marking the brand’s grand return to the idyllic island as a unique, luxurious and locally-inspired resort, set amidst the dramatic cliffs and pristine beaches of southern Bali. Located in Sawangan, Nusa Dua, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali is set on 12.7 hectares of expansive and beautifully manicured beach-front and cliff-top land. With 313 hotel rooms, including 34 cliff top and ocean view villas, the luxury resort offers a dramatic location along the sweeping coastline of Nusa Dua’s southern tip.  Of its many memorable features, the 180-degree unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean are undeniably a highlight, with a 70 meter high glass elevator providing guests with access to the beach, ensuring views of the lush landscape and exquisite scenery are strikingly omnipresent.

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Officially Opens, Enlivening The Senses With True Balinese Hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Officially Opens, Enlivening The Senses With True Balinese Hospitality

The Ritz-Carlton, Bali embodies the brand’s dedication to iconic service, whilst combining the warmth and spirituality of true Indo-Balinese hospitality, set to attract global affluent travelers from couples, bridal parties and honeymooners, to group, meetings and conference guests.

The luxury resort reinforces The Ritz-Carlton’s commitment to inspiring life’s most meaningful journeys, with authentic and harmonious experiences and indigenous design elements.  Embracing local symbolism, a central theme to the property is the Tree of Life, known to locals as ‘Kalpataru’, which represents strength, wisdom, and beauty, and is prevalent throughout the resort and grounds, providing the fullest appreciation for the beauty of life.  Decor is “Anyaman” style, coupled with design influences from local craftsmen and the surrounding landscape, creating an exceptional environment that is as elegant as it is rustic.

Led by a highly skilled culinary team, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali features six restaurants and lounges, offering an authentic gastronomic journey, combining the finest local ingredients with international influences. Bejana, the property’s soon-to-open Indonesian restaurant, will offer the Culinary Cave – a unique epicurean learning experience with programs personally tailored to suit groups and individuals. The Beach Grill, set along the shore, offers seafood and grill specialties alongside stunning views of the Indian Ocean. The innovative food and beverage portfolio is completed by Raku, a Japanese Lounge & Bar, The Ritz-Carlton Lounge & Bar, which serves the finest selections of premium tea, Senses, an all day dining restaurant, and Breezes Tapas Lounge which serves light snacks and Tapas by the pool.

For an unforgettable family vacation in Bali, Ritz Kids is housed in a dedicated building, delightfully created with young explorers in mind, with play and study spaces as well as a private pool.  The Ritz-Carlton Club Level includes a private pool and sun deck exclusively for club guests, whilst The Ritz-Carlton Spa, opening soon, will offer a distinctive wellness experience that is truly Balinese in nature. Surrounded by lush foliage, the spa will consist of 14 serene treatment rooms seamlessly incorporating indoor and outdoor spaces.

A stunning oceanfront wedding chapel makes the property the venue of choice for island weddings, while meeting facilities for up to 200 guests provide for an endless variety of corporate and private events.

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Sophisticated and Stunning: Fairmont Jakarta Opens With Indonesian Capital At Its Doorstep

Jakarta, Indonesia – 21 January 2015 – Fairmont Jakarta, part of the Fairmont Hotels & Resorts collection, opened its doors today in the heart of Indonesia’s capital city. “After many months of detailed preparation, we are pleased to open our doors to guests today,” said Carlos Monterde, general manager, Fairmont Jakarta. “The Fairmont Jakarta experience is unlike any other in the city thanks to our thoughtfully designed guestrooms, remarkable views and wide array of innovative dining options. We look forward to showcasing the very best that this luxury hotel and Jakarta has to offer to visitors and locals alike.”

With unrivalled views of the Jakarta skyline, the stunning property is located in the center of Senayan Square, a ‘one-stop’ complex in Jakarta’s Central Business District that combines high-end shopping, entertainment, offices and apartments. The hotel neighbors and provides direct access to Sentral Senayan Office Towers, the 18-hole Senayan National Golf Club, Gelora Bung Karno sports arena and the Jakarta Convention Centre.

Fairmont Jakarta is the flagship hospitality brand in the prestigious development by Senayan Trikarya Sempana, a subsidiary of Kajima Overseas Asia. Its shopping hub, Plaza Senayan, attracts over a million visitors per month. Fairmont Jakarta celebrates its soft opening with an exclusive introductory offer of 25 percent off best available rates for stays from 21 January until 30 April 2015, along with late check-out.* Please visit fairmont.com/jakarta for more information.

For meetings and events, the hotel offers a total of 3,500 square meters of function space with the latest in modern technology, including a prestigious 1,200 square meter ballroom. The stunning new urban hotel features 380 guestrooms including Fairmont Gold accommodation, the brand’s exclusive ‘hotel within a hotel’ concept, and 108 Sky Suites, offering guests the best of both worlds: suite-style living in a five-star hotel with the comfort of home.

Remarkably spacious guestrooms feature plush bedding with elegant Japanese spa-inspired bathrooms and state-of-the-art in-room technology, complete with premium amenities for both business and leisure travelers. Five restaurants and lounges have been designed to create memorable destination experiences in their own right. Each aims to excite local and global gourmands by celebrating the distinct culinary culture from across Indonesia and around the globe.

The contemporary all-day-dining venue Spectrum, with its theatrical ‘live’ kitchens and menus celebrating world cuisine, is a great option for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The sophisticated Peacock Lounge serves light bites, tea and coffee throughout the day, including the celebrated Fairmont Afternoon Tea experience. With a professional barista and gourmet breads and treats, Sapori Deli will artfully combine casual meals to eat-in or take-out.

Guaranteed to generate some buzz when they debut later in the year are K22 Bar, View restaurant and Mont Bar. K22 Bar will specialize in ‘creative cocktails’ with house-made infusions of juices and fruits combining earthy spices and savory herbs. Not to be outdone, the stylish View restaurant will serve guests inspired flavors, nestled in an exquisite space with soaring windows that frame dramatic views of the city skyline. Rounding out the trifecta will be trendy Mont Bar, serving fine wines, champagnes, premium spirits and rare malt whisky.

The hotel’s gym provides the latest in fitness equipment, while a fourth floor outdoor swimming pool serves as an oasis from the bustling city below. For spa lovers, Fairmont’s signature spa brand Willow Stream will open soon, featuring nine fully equipped treatment rooms in a 900 square meter oasis of calm.

Fairmont continues to expand globally and in Asia. Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali recently marked the brand’s debut in Indonesia, Fairmont Jakarta now establishes the brand in the capital and Fairmont Bali is scheduled to open next year.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Signs Agreement for New Property in Jakarta – Hotel Opening in 2018

Jakarta, Indonesia – March 20, 2014 – Hilton Worldwide announced the signing of a new management agreement with PT Putragaya Wahana to introduce the Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Jakarta, Indonesia. Scheduled to open in 2018, the 181-key Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will be the second property of the legendary luxury brand’s portfolio in Indonesia.

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“Today’s announcement underlines Waldorf Astoria’s commitment to strengthening and expanding our growing portfolio of landmark properties in key destinations around the world,” said John Vanderslice, global head, luxury brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Waldorf Astoria has become the luxury hotel brand for defining unforgettable experiences for discerning travelers. Guests of Waldorf Astoria Jakarta can expect to receive True Waldorf Service resulting in a truly luxurious experience.”

Designed to raise the level of the luxury hospitality experience to new heights, Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will be located along Jalan M.H. Thamrin road in the heart of the central business district and is approximately 32 kilometers away from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.

Well served by major roadways, the hotel’s immediate vicinity is home to country headquarters of multinational corporations, government offices and embassies and is an ideal environment for corporate travelers to conduct business. In addition, the hotel offers direct access to the city’s transportation network as well as convenient access to restaurants and shopping by car. The hotel’s prime location also offers excellent accessibility to the city’s finest dining places, tourist landmarks, entertainment venues as well as popular shopping malls including Plaza Indonesia, Grand Indonesia and Thamrin City for leisure travelers.

“Opening a Waldorf Astoria hotel in a cosmopolitan capital city such as Jakarta will augment the brand’s awareness in Southeast Asia and pave the way for future landmark projects in the region,” said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. “We are pleased to be working with an established partner like PT Putragaya Wahana to introduce our trademark of luxury to Jakarta.”

Currently set to be the tallest hotel in the city and built as a 74-story mixed-use development, Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will join the icons of the bustling city’s skyline with its striking architecture by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The hotel will offer 181 exquisite, well-appointed guest rooms and suites sized at 60 square meters. Reflecting the brand’s astute sophistication and prestige, Waldorf Astoria Jakarta will delight guests with the finest culinary experiences at its all-day dining restaurant, specialty restaurant, destination bar and the signature Peacock Alley lobby lounge.

The hotel will also host exclusive meetings and events within its 2,000 square-meter ballroom, several state-of-the-art meeting rooms and a business center. A stunning outdoor pool, health club and spa as well as a library lounge will also be part of Waldorf Astoria Jakarta’s inspirational environment.

Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, is the country’s most prominent economic, cultural and political center. As Indonesia’s main gateway, Jakarta has a well-established network of air transportation with an increasing number of international airlines and domestic flights serving the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The city is the base of Indonesia’s central government and ministries as well as representative offices of international political organizations including Asian Development Bank, United Nations and World Bank.

“We are excited to partner with Hilton Worldwide in our vision to build an iconic landmark right in the heart of Jakarta’s financial district,” said Alvin Gozali, President Director, PT Putragaya Wahana. “As a real estate developer, we’re eager to welcome one of the most luxurious and prestigious hotel brands to the capital of Indonesia. With the third busiest airport in Asia, we are confident that the development of this property will further enhance the position of Jakarta as a major gateway city.”

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Announces Entry into Indonesia

Waldorf Astoria Bali to open in 2017 as the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts Property in Indonesia

Bali, Indonesa – March 13th, 2014 – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a new management agreement with PT. Bali Ragawisata for the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Indonesia. Located in the exclusive Bukit Pandawa precinct in the south of Bali, the 96-villa Waldorf Astoria Bali is also the fourth hotel in the pipeline in Indonesia for the global hospitality group.

Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts - Logo“Waldorf Astoria has experienced unrivaled growth in recent years as we continue to expand our footprint with iconic signings in landmark locations,” said John Vanderslice, global head, luxury brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Bali is an immensely popular tourist destination that is renowned for its rich culture and arts. Waldorf Astoria Bali will be perfectly placed to offer global luxury travelers a unique and inspirational environment where they can experience True Waldorf Service and unforgettable experiences.”

Perched 40 meters above sea level on a prime cliff-front land of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Bali will offer superb panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Situated in Bukit Pandawa, the resort is approximately 10 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Its immediate vicinity is an exclusive address for the majority of the luxury villa resorts on the island.

“Bali, a prominent holiday spot in Asia, is one of the largest tourist destinations for Indonesia, and we are pleased to be working with a reputable partner like PT. Bali Ragawisata to showcase our top of the line luxury brand for the first time in this market,” said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.

Designed by SCDA Architects, Waldorf Astoria Bali will span a sprawling 13 hectares and offer 96 luxurious guestrooms, ranging from one-bedroom villas to six-bedroom suite villas. Reflecting the brand’s distinctiveness, the resort will feature the finest dining experiences including two specialty restaurants and a destination bar.

Waldorf Astoria Bali will also offer a range of exclusive events facilities with its wedding chapel, outdoor event lawn, event courtyard and a business center. A stunning outdoor sea-facing pool with a beach club, an 8,000 square-meter private beach as well as a health club and spa will invite guests of Waldorf Astoria Bali to enjoy a luxurious experience in one of the world’s most exotic destinations.

Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, is a renowned destination for both domestic and international holidaymakers, particularly for its pristine beaches and emerald clear waters. The other key attractions on the island include some of the most impressive temples in Southeast Asia including Uluwatu, Tanah Lot and Tirtha Empul temples, as well as the paddy fields of central Ubud and the cliff fronts of Ungasan and Uluwatu. In addition to the popular beaches of Kuta, Jimbaran Bay and Nusa Dua, Bali also boasts a vibrant art scene featuring modern and traditional dance, music, painting and sculpture.

Waldorf Astoria Bali will be the brand’s second luxury property in Southeast Asia, joining Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. This announcement also marks the introduction of the fifth brand within Hilton Worldwide’s portfolio of 10 world-class brands to the Indonesian market, in addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn brands.

Mandarin Oriental to open a luxury resort in Bal, Indonesia

Hong Kong, China – February 5th, 2014 – Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has today announced that it will manage a luxurious hideaway resort in Bali, Indonesia. Mandarin Oriental, Bali, which is slated to open at the end of 2016, will be located on Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula, and will form part of the luxurious Bukit Pandawa development. Perched on a cliffside plateau, the resort will offer dramatic and spectacular 180 degree views with direct access to a secluded and protected white-sand beach.

Mandarin Oriental, Bali

Mandarin Oriental, Bali

Situated on elevated terraces with commanding views of the Indian Ocean, the 121-key resort comprises 97 spacious villas, each with a private pool ranging from 10 to 15 metres in length, and 24 airy and expansive guestrooms.

Designed by world-renowned architect and interior designer, Jean Michel Gathy of Denniston International, all accommodation will be contemporary in style, taking full advantage of the resort’s outstanding vistas. Design elements will be influenced by the local area’s culture and the Group’s oriental heritage, with Mandarin Oriental’s exacting attention to detail. Villas and suites will also incorporate the Group’s guest-centred technology and entertainment systems.

Offering the finest dining in the region, Mandarin Oriental, Bali will feature three restaurants and bars including a spectacular, signature cantilevered cliff-top restaurant, a three-meal restaurant and a relaxed beach grill and bar. The resort will also offer a variety of multi-purpose function rooms, including an iconic cliff-top ceremony platform – ideal for weddings – with sweeping ocean views.

An all-inclusive Spa at Mandarin Oriental will offer the most comprehensive range of wellness, beauty and massage treatments available in the region. Spa goers will enjoy Mandarin Oriental’s award winning signature programmes as well as specifically developed treatments inspired by Balinese traditions and customs. The 1,725 square metre Spa will feature eight spacious and restful treatment rooms. Further facilities include significant heat and water therapies and a 100 metre outdoor swimming pool surrounded by a number of private lifestyle cabanas, all equipped with spa and entertainment amenities, for the ultimate in poolside relaxation. An extensive fitness centre completes the well-being options.

Leisure options also abound on property, with a Beach Club and a dedicated Kids Club. There will also be a selection of retail available, and an extensive library. Golf enthusiasts’ will be catered for with a spectacular 18-hole golf course adjacent to the resort.

The project is owned and developed by PT Bali Ragawisata.

Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental said, “We are delighted to extend Mandarin Oriental’s renowned levels of hospitality to the beautiful island of Bali, and are looking forward to creating a luxurious hideaway on this dramatic Bukit coastline. The secluded location and all-encompassing luxury facilities of Mandarin Oriental, Bali, underpinned by our legendary award-winning service, will provide a remarkable retreat for future guests.”

Mandarin Oriental, Bali is located southwest of Nusa Dua on Bali’s southern Bukit peninsula, and will form part of the Bukit Pandawa integrated resort development. The area is predominantly known for its dramatic craggy coastline, white sandy beaches, imposing cliff-tops and varied landscape, making this a striking destination to explore. The hotel is 25 minutes from Bali’s Ngurah Rai international airport and 30 minutes from the popular tourist destinations of Seminyak and Sanur.

Offering a rich cultural history, miles of sandy beaches and a magnificent landscape, Bali, also known as the ‘Island of the Gods’, is a popular leisure destination. With a spectacular coastline on the Indian Ocean, visitors can enjoy a stunning combination of picturesque rice terraces, dramatic volcanic skylines and tropical forests together with temples, palaces and colourful festivals.

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences. The Group has grown from a well-respected Asian hotel company into a global brand and now operates, or has under development, 45 hotels representing over 11,000 rooms in 26 countries, with 20 hotels in Asia, 11 in The Americas and 14 in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental connected to its properties.

Hyatt Announces Plans for Hyatt Regency Sentul City – Sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Indonesia expected to debut in 2017

Sentul City, Indonesia – 17 December 2013 – Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with PT Eka Ilalang Suryadinamika for a Hyatt Regency hotel in Sentul City, Indonesia. Hyatt Regency Sentul City will be the sixth Hyatt-branded hotel in Indonesia.

“We are delighted to enhance our brand presence in Indonesia, and Sentul City’s growth over the past few years has been impressive,” said Ratnesh Verma, senior vice president, real estate and development, Asia Pacific for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. “The first Hyatt hotel opened in the Indonesian market more than 30 years ago, and we are very excited to further build on Hyatt’s strong brand equity and excellent portfolio of hotels in the country.”

Hyatt Regency Sentul City will be located less than 25 miles south of Jakarta on the outskirts of the satellite city of Bogor and will feature an outdoor pool, a spa and a host of meeting space. The 225-room hotel will be part of a mixed-use complex, which will be comprised of a 240,000 square foot (22,400 square meter) retail mall and 212,000 square feet (19,700 square meters) of office space.

“Given the strong Hyatt brand name and the hotel’s ideal location, we believe that the new Hyatt Regency Sentul City will attract business and leisure travelers from across the region. We are thrilled to broaden our relationship with Hyatt, and feel confident that the new project will create mutually beneficial results,” said Reina Kumala Kwee, President Director of PT Eka Ilalang Suryadinamika.

Expected to open in 2017, Hyatt Regency Sentul City will join five existing Hyatt-branded hotels in Indonesia, including Grand Hyatt Bali, Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Hyatt Regency Bandung, Hyatt Regency Yogyakarta, and Hyatt Regency Bali, which is currently under renovation and will be rebranded from Bali Hyatt.