AYANA Resort and Spa has been appointed as one of the host hotels for the APEC Summit scheduled in Bali this October, following the launch of an expanded Ballroom and new meeting rooms.
AYANA was chosen as the official venue for meetings of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) delegation, comprising top business leaders from all APEC member countries.
The appointment is linked to the upgrade to AYANA’s meeting and conference facilities and the imminent opening in September of sister hotel, RIMBA Jimbaran Bali, a 297-room hotel located on 8 hectares of gardens within AYANA’s 77-hectare grounds.
Linked to AYANA by scenic trails and shuttle bus service, Rimba's strategic location will enable it to support accommodation needs and additional function and meeting space for APEC sessions and other events held at AYANA.
“The government welcomes the launch of Bali's newest MICE destination at AYANA Resort and Spa, and the upcoming opening of RIMBA Jimbaran Bali,” said Rizki Handayani, Director of MICE and Special Interest
Promotion at the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.
Handayani added: “AYANA is a multi-award-winning resort and these new 5-star facilities, along with the new airport and road infrastructure, support the continued growth of Bali as a destination for international conferences and meetings. Bali is no longer just a leisure destination; it now has the capacity and facilities to be a serious contender for major MICE events. This is an important element in the island's economic growth and we are proud to offer world-class venues such as AYANA Resort and Spa.”
AYANA’s enhanced conference facilities were launched at a gala event at the AYANA Ballroom on June 21, 2013.
Located off the main lobby, the AYANA Ballroom has been enlarged by 45% to 846 square meters, with capacity for reception-style events increasing by 80% to 900 people.
A private courtyard garden is flanked by six new break-out rooms, including a purpose-built classroom-style auditorium with tiered seating for 150 people, the latest touch screen conferencing equipment, computerized conference microphone system, mezzanine translation room, and high-definition video and sound systems. There are three additional meeting rooms each catering for up to 140 people; a 22-seat VIP boardroom with private catering facilities; and a prayer room.
The new RIMBA will also offer a Ballroom with capacity for up to 300 people and three rooms for smaller meetings and breakout sessions.
These new facilities coincide with a major infrastructure upgrade by the Bali Government to prepare for the APEC Summit in October.
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