BALI, Indonesia - Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts today announced the signing of a new management agreement with PT. Sharandy Land for a third Waldorf Astoria property in Indonesia. Scheduled to open in 2018, the 100-key Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud will be the fourth Waldorf Astoria property in Southeast Asia following the planned openings of Waldorf Astoria properties in Bangkok, Bukit Pandawa-Bali and Jakarta.
"Waldorf Astoria continues to experience unparalleled growth through the expansion of our global footprint with landmark signings in iconic locations," said John Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Worldwide. "Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud will be perfectly placed to offer global luxury travelers a unique and inspirational environment where they can experience True Waldorf Service and unforgettable experiences."
Situated along the famous Ayung River, the longest waterway on Bali Island, Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud will be located in the lush surrounds of Sayan, a small Balinese village in Ubud. Against a pristine natural backdrop, the luxury resort will offer an exclusive address, approximately five kilometers from central Ubud, the cultural and artistic capital of Bali, and 31.4 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.
"The introduction of Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud is a landmark addition to our wider Indonesian pipeline of hotel projects spanning five of our brands," said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide. "This new resort will further enhance our development efforts by expanding Hilton Worldwide's luxury segment to Southeast Asia. We are very pleased to be working with the caliber of partner like PT. Sharandy Land to bring to reality an unforgettable luxury resort experience."
Ubud is one of Bali's most luxurious and exclusive precincts, renowned as a center for Balinese arts and culture featuring most of the island's artist workshops and galleries. The new Waldorf Astoria property in Ubud will offer guests a tranquil, cultural experience amidst the charming surrounds of rice paddy fields and rich foliage, complementary to the leisure experiences in pristine beaches and emerald clear waters of Bali.
Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud will span eight hectares and offer 100 luxurious suites and villas. Set on the slopes of a terraced rice paddy, all suites and villas offer amazing view of the verdant greenery and Ayung River. Guests can select from the ultra-luxurious villas which range from one-bedroom to five-bedroom each well-appointed with a private pool.
Reflecting the brand's distinctiveness, Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud resort will feature the finest dining experiences including two restaurants and a destination bar. The resort will also offer a range of exclusive events facilities with three meetings and events rooms, a wedding chapel, outdoor event lawn, and a business center. A stunning outdoor pool as well as a health club and spa will invite guests of Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud to enjoy a luxurious experience in one of the world's most exotic destinations.
Bali is a renowned destination for both domestic and international global luxury travelers. The key attractions on the island include some of the most impressive temples in Southeast Asia including Uluwatu, Tanah Lot, and Tirtha Empul temples, as well as the cliff fronts of Ungasan and Uluwatu. In addition to the popular beaches of Kuta, Jimbaran Bay, and Nusa Dua, Bali also boasts a vibrant art scene featuring modern and traditional dance, music, painting, and sculpture.
"We are pleased to partner with Hilton Worldwide to build an iconic luxury resort in the heart of central Ubud," said Djoni Hasjim, President Director, PT. Sharandy Land. "We are extremely excited to leverage on the expertise of a truly global, award-winning hospitality company combined with strong local market expertise to bring the inspirational Waldorf Astoria experience to the beautiful landscape of Ubud."
Waldorf Astoria Bali, Ubud will participate in Hilton HHonors®, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles® for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,000 hotels worldwide.
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