Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and the Indonesian company PT Tiara Raya Bali International formally debuted the new Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran at a gala grand opening party on Thursday, May 9, 2013.
The opening cocktail party commenced at 5:30 pm and included a jazz performance by the French group Nouvelle Vague, a batik fashion show by Mnda Rahardjo, a swimwear fashion show by Niconico Mare and a custom lighting show.
During the course of the evening gastronomique specialties were served by the Resort’s executive chef Paul Lewis.
Part of a year of unprecedented growth by Le Meridien, the Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran has 118 guests rooms and suites set around a spectacular water effect, The accommodation has interiors featuring batik accents and liquid art imagery by German artist Markus Reugels.
Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader for Le Meridien and Westin said: “Le Méridien is experiencing a year of significant growth. With a refined Le Méridien 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," added Povinelli.
As part of Le Meridien’s re-entry to Bali, the Le Meridien Hub experience will redefine the lobby as a place of social gathering.
The new Resort presents four dining venues. The signature dining venue Bamboo Chic offering Pan-Asian cuisine and Balinese specialties; Smoqee Lounge and Sky Bar with drinks and evening aperitifs overlooking Jimbaran Bay; Latitude 8 serving wine, coffee and tapas at the hotel’s hub; and WALA specializing in gelato and gourmet coffees.
Speaking at the opening, Richard Wiriahardja, owner of the Resort said: “We are excited about our partnership with Starwood Hotels & Resorts to officially launch Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran We took Le Méridien 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,"
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