Wednesday, March 5, 2008

InterContinental Hotels plans to Open a Holiday Inn Resort

IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) announced the expansion of its resort portfolio in Bali, Indonesia’s top leisure destination, with the signing of the InterContinental Bali Sanur Beach Resort and a Holiday Inn Resort on Tuban.

InterContinental Bali Sanur Beach Resort, managed on behalf of PT Restu Maharani, a Jakarta-based company, is scheduled to open in late 2009. The new-build resort designed by award-winning architectural firm eco-id with interiors by Hadiprana will occupy seven hectares of beachfront property on the tranquil coastal village of Sanur.

The luxury resort’s 104 rooms and suites will be located in low-rise cluster pavilions and will be complemented by 54 private villas, all featuring private pools with underwater seating, outdoor showers and private landscaped courtyards. The resort will also offer a wide selection of premium facilities, including a luxurious Spa InterContinental with spacious indoor and outdoor treatment areas, an all-day beachfront restaurant and specialty dining.

InterContinental Bali Sanur Beach Resort will be the second InterContinental hotel on the island and sister property to the award-winning 418-room InterContinental Bali Resort on Jimbaran Bay.

The Holiday Inn Resort on Tuban (formerly the Balihai Resort & Spa) is a 200-room property set on three hectares of Balinese gardens with direct beach access. Managed by IHG on behalf of PT Menara Perdana, the resort’s opening later this year will mark the Holiday Inn brand’s entry to the island. Extensive refurbishments are underway to bring the property to Holiday Inn Resort brand standards. Facilities will include a Tea Tree Spa and a kids’ club with extensive outdoor play area.

“Bali is one of Asia’s most popular destinations, attracting high-spending leisure travellers, corporate meeting attendees as well as families. IHG already manages a successful InterContinental resort on Jimbaran Bay and with these two new hotels, our guests can look forward to more choice of accommodations across two brands in three unique locations,” said Jan Smits, chief operating officer, Southern Asia and Korea, IHG Asia Pacific.

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