Starwood Unveils Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran
BALI, Indonesia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May. 9, 2013–?Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.?(NYSE: HOT) and?PT Tiara Raya Bali International?today announced the debut of Le M?ridien?Bali?Jimbaran, the latest newly built Le M?ridien resort to open during a year of substantial growth for the?Paris-born brand. Le M?ridienBali?Jimbaran, combines chic, modern design with a passion for the arts, culture and creative cuisine to offer travellers an enriching escape on?Bali, Indonesia?s famed Island of the Gods.
?Le M?ridien is experiencing a year of significant growth,? said?Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le M?ridien and Westin. ?With a refined Le M?ridien brand positioning focused on unlocking the destination and our best portfolio and performance levels ever, we are proud to return to?Bali?in such an ideal setting as the culturally-rich Jimbaran area.?
?We are excited about our partnership with?Starwood Hotels & Resorts?to officially launch Le M?ridien Bali Jimbaran,? said Richard Wiriahardja, Owner of?PT Tiara Raya Bali International. ?We took Le M?ridien brand?s vision of creativity to heart: arts in different mediums, designer furniture with stories to be told, and details in everyday objects that induce curiosity. We are pleased to welcome guests to explore our resort and the Jimbaran area.?
Complementing its idyllic location, Le M?ridien Bali Jimbaran juxtaposes rich elements of traditional Jimbaran heritage with sleek contemporary elements, inspiring art, and a relaxed, understated style. The resort features the newly developed Le M?ridien Hub experience, which re-interprets the traditional lobby into a social gathering place for creative people to converse, debate and exchange views.
Le M?ridien Bali Jimbaran offers four distinct dining venues in a three-story complex, including the signature restaurant?Bamboo Chic,?featuring?Pan-Asian?flavours fused with an authentic Balinese palate and made with organic ingredients sourced from the local?Bedugul Mountain?area;?Smoqee Lounge & Sky Bar?with hand-crafted cocktails, unparalleled sunset views, and soothing tunes from resident DJs;?Latitude 8, offering coffee by day and wines and tapas by night in the hotel?s Hub; and?WALA,?an casual spot for handcrafted gelato and perfect cups of coffee.
Surrounded by serene and refreshing water features, the hotel?s 118 guest rooms and suites feature modern batik motifs and striking liquid art imagery by German artist Markus Reugels. Ground floor guest rooms open directly onto a uniquely designed 1,300 square meter organic form saltwater lagoon pool.
Le M?ridien Bali Jimbaran provides the perfect backdrop for a range of events, from weddings to corporate functions. Located on the rooftop level, the glass encasedCelebration Pavilion?and?Bale Banjar Ballroom?affords panoramic views of?Jimbaran Bay?and its famous sunsets. A modern conference center provides 600 square meters of multi-purpose space, state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, a business center, and creative event staff.
Other amenities include?Serenity, a rejuvenation spa with six ?Experience? treatment rooms and a lounge; a well-equipped fitness center with a variety of health programs; and?J Kids Club?that keeps young guests engaged with an array of activities, discovery programs, and a dedicated outdoor children?s pool.
In addition, hotel guests will be welcomed at Kendra Art Gallery?s exclusive exhibit space, as a partner of Le M?ridien brand?s UNLOCK ART? program.
Located on the southwest coastline of?Bali, Le M?ridien Bali Jimbaran is set by the pristine white sands of?Jimbaran Bay, a secluded, tranquil locale that once housed a small fishing village. The famous?Jimbaran Bay?transforms itself at night as the world famous beach-side cafes cook up fresh seafood. A short drive from?Denpasar International Airport, the hotel is situated near many of the island?s natural and cultural attractions, including the majestic Pura Uluwatu, one of Bali?s most sacred temples.