Here’s the official news from The Ritz-Carlton on their return to Bali in 2014:
The stunning island of Bali enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the world’s most luxurious retreat destinations with its combination of sandy beaches, local Balinese artisan culture and relaxed ambiance.
The location of the exquisite Ritz-Carlton, Bali is uniquely situated with a combination of white beach front and elevated cliff top settings, blended into the landscape gently enlivening the senses.
The resort property is owned by PT Oriental Indah Bali Hotel Company and designed by architects and designers, Burega Farnell. It will feature 288 keys including 90 exceptional suites and 14 villas. The Ritz-Carlton, Bali will also debut 10 cliff top villas that offer sweeping views across the ocean.
“Bali is a naturally beautiful destination that global travelers have consistently returned to. We are delighted to be creating an authentic Balinese resort in Sawagan which will offer breathtaking views and carefully curated experiences and recreational activities that speak to the aspirations of today’s Ritz-Carlton guest,” said Herve Humler, President and Chief Operations Officer, The Ritz-Carlton.
Pak Tatang, President of PT Oriental Indah Bali Hotel said: “We are delighted to have partnered with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company which will continue to underline the importance of Bali to the global luxury traveller. The new resort will add to the diversity of the island and offer unrivalled service experiences for which The Ritz-Carlton is renowned.”
Bali is a dream wedding destination, and The Ritz-Carlton will provide a choice of two wedding chapels, a ballroom, three intimate function rooms and outdoor terraces to create memorable celebrations that will stay with a couple and their guests for a lifetime.
The luxury resort will also include six restaurants and bars, which include a cliff-side restaurant integrated into a natural cave that doubles as a private dining room. Other restaurants include a beach grill, an Indonesian restaurant, a Japanese restaurant, a pool bar and all-day dining. Within the resort grounds, there will be a Ritz-Carlton Spa; a water sports pavilion and other recreational facilities.
“Described as simply the world’s best island, Bali a resort destination that appeals to many seeking an escape from the world and we are proud to unveil a resort that will, once again, raise the bar for hospitality in the region and contribute to the growth of tourism in Indonesia,” added Humler.
Nb: Bali draws almost three million visitors a year and records growth of 4.3% in 2012 in arrivals. Its key markets include Australia, China, Japan, Malaysia and South Korea.