The Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) has announced the signing of two new hotel projects in Bali – one on Sanur Beach and the other in South Kuta (Tuban), near Bali's airport.
InterContinental Sanur Beach Resort
The 104-room and suite Intercontinental Sanur Beach Resort will be managed on behalf of PT Restu Mahrani. The Sanur property which will also include 54 private villas is scheduled for opening in late 2009.
The initial preparation of the new hotel site has been plagued by disputes with local villagers in Sanur who have complained that local religious shrines have been improperly destroyed by the project's developers.
Holiday Inn Resort in Tuban
A 200-room property on a three hectare site, the Holiday Inn Resort in Tuban will represent an extensive refurbishment of former Bali Hai Resort. The South Kuta property will be operated on behalf of PT Menara Perdana and is slated for opening in late 2008. This will be the second time that the Tuban property has been managed under the Holiday Inn brand.
Intercontinental Bali Resort on Jimbaran Bay
The Intercontinental Hotel Group currently operates the 418-room InterContinental Bali Resort on Jimbaran Bay.
Commenting on the addition of two more hotels to the Intercontinental portfolio in Bali, Jan Smits, the Chief Operating Officer, Southern Asia and Korea for the company said: "Bali is one of Asia's most popular destinations, attracting high-spending leisure travelers, 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."
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