Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company that is a member of Dubai Holding, is set to tap the Indonesian market through its operation of a luxury resort in Bali.
Nicholas Clayton, chief operating officer of Jumeirah Group, was in Jakarta early this week to introduce Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts to the Indonesian market.
“Indonesia is definitely a country to be in and of course Bali is one of the world’s most attractive travel destinations. We hope to contribute to the upscale travel and tourism industry in this country and we are eager to offer our global clientele an exceptional Jumeirah experience in Bali,” Clayton said in a statement on Monday.
He said Indonesia is the fourth Asian destination for Jumeirah, following the Maldives, China and Thailand. Clayton said the Jumeirah Bali hotel was set to open in 2015.
Earlier this year, Jumeirah Group signed a management agreement with Indonesian company Asia Pasifik Properti to operate Jumeirah Bali.
The beach-front resort located at the southern tip of Jimbaran district is being designed by Denniston principal designer Jean-Michel Gathy, Grounds Kent Architects director Martin Grounds, and Bali-based landscape architect Made Wijaya.
Jumeirah Group operates hotels and resorts. Asia Pasifik Properti was established in 2006 as a property developer.
Foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia rose 5 percent to 5.21 million in the January to August period of this year compared to the same period last year. (Jakarta Globe)