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Sun Sets on Sunset on Six at Bali Anantara Resort

Anantara Resort Bows to Pressure from Local Officials and Demolishes its Popular Roof-Top Bar.


Bali News: Sun Sets on Sunset on Six at Bali Anantara Resort
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(1/17/2009)

After dominating local headlines over the past weeks, the Anantara Seminyak Beach Resort & Spa has finally bowed to government pressure and began demolishing their popular sixth floor Sunset on Six (SOS) bar on Wednesday, September 3, 2008.

At 11:00 am on September 3rd, a juridical team lead by the Bandung Chief of the Administrative Police (Pamong Praja), Adi Arnawa, arrived at the hotel to ensure promises were kept by the Hotel's management to remove the illegal upper floor bar SOS and enforce an absolute deadline announced by the Regent of Badung for the removal of the errant bar.

Delivering the latest official letter from the Badung regional government ordering the demolition, Arnawa demanded the bar be demolished immediately or his team of enforcement officers would undertake the job. The hotel's sixth floor brought the height of the building to 17.4 meters, exceeding by 2.4 meter the height limit of 15 meters. The hotel's managers unsuccessfully asked for more time to discuss the matter with the property's owners, but eventually acceding to the inevitable and began removing its popular top floor bar starting at 11:30 am.

A spokesman for the Anantara Seminyak Resort & Spa, I Wayan Gede Yudiana, later told the press: "Our owner agree that the SOS must be demolished. We truly understand the position of the government."

Although the demolition has now commenced in earnest, the spokesman said the demolition will take a number of days, requiring technical experts and architects to oversee the alterations.

The Resort, reported to be running at an 80% occupancy rate, have complained that the loss of the popular roof-top bar will diminish the marketing appeal of the property. It is also unclear if the loss of the top bar will prompt litigation from disappointed investors who purchased units at the Resort who may now be in a position to claim commercial misrepresentation.

Five or Six? Missing the Point?

Based on a report in Denpost on September 4, 2008, a hotel spokesman continued to insist that the popular bar was located on the fifth floor and not the sixth floor of the Hotel. This argument, however, ignores the fact that the violation committed by the hotel is tied to the actual height of the building (17.2 meters) and not the number of floors.

A Hotel spokesman, Wayan Gede Yudiana, told Denpost that the new bar will no longer be called Sunset on Six, claiming the name gave the wrong impression that the bar was located on the sixth floor. In fact, according to Yudiana, the name referred not to its floor level but to 6 pm, the time of sunset in Bali.

The infractions on zoning rules for the SOS were focussed not on its name, but its violation of the 15 meters height restrictions by 2.7 meters.

Plans for a relaunch of a new bar, presumably not exceeding the 15 meter height restriction, have not been revealed by the Hotel.

More Troubles Ahead?

In addition to the violation of the building height regulations, the chic Anantara Seminyak Resort has also been plagued by numerous other complaints of non-compliance with local rules including violations of local sound ordinances, a failure to provide sufficient off-street parking, and infringements on the set-back rule from the high-water mark.

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