News for the Hospitality Executive
The First Holiday Inn Resort Opens in Indonesia, Stéphane
the Opening GM for the Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Singapore, 28 January 2009 – Bali will become the first location in Indonesia to have a Holiday Inn resort. On the “Island of the Gods,” the beachfront Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is named after Baruna, the Balinese God of the Ocean. Located on three hectares of beautifully terraced tropical gardens and set to open in March, this contemporary, Balinese-inspired resort features 195 guest rooms and suites along a perfect stretch of white sandy beach. The Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali (formerly the BaliHai Resort & Spa) is the only hotel in the area to have a direct access to the beach. The resort is set to provide guests with what they expect from a modern, affordable, idyllic and relaxing resort accommodation.
“We are raising the bar and redefining the next generation of Holiday Inn Resorts serving the next generation of guests” said General Manager Stéphane Varoquier. “A new self-confident generation guests are pushing the boundaries and our resort though its amenities will meet their needs. We provide a relaxing environment with affordable and modern facilities.”
General Manager Stéphane Varoquier has spent the last nine years as IHG Regional Director, Hotel Finance & Business Support, Southern Asia & Korea. His team includes Fiona Redman, Executive Assistant Manager (EAM) for Food and Beverage and Mayoshi Diah, Director of Sales and Marketing who was previously working at InterContinental Jakarta MidPlaza for eight years and was holding title of Director of Sales for three years.
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
Jalan Wana Segara 33 Tuban
Appealing to families and couples alike, Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali is situated in the secluded enclave of Tuban, a 10-minute drive from the airport, and a short stroll to the vibrant shopping and entertainment area of Kuta. It is also only 30 minutes from Denpasar, Bali’s capital city, and 60 minutes from Ubud, Bali’s artistic centre.
Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali will have several categories of rooms which include spectacular Ocean rooms, Garden rooms, Family Suites, kidSuites and more. All the rooms will have 32” flat screen satellite TVs and seamless Internet access. The resort will also have a new selection of eateries including “The Beach” – the newest chill-out spot in the area which has a direct beach access with decks where guests can relax and enjoy stunning sunsets.
A purpose-built spa, Tea Tree Spa, awaits guests along with a fitness centre, a kid’s club with extensive outdoor play area and many other new products and services that will reflect the resort’s policy to encourage their use by setting reasonable prices. The resort will have its own resort hub which will include a travel desk, mini mart, internet café, concierge and ice cream & coffee kiosk.
Guest Room - Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali
There will also be a Departure Lounge which provides departing guests with a space to relax prior to their flight. The Departure Lounge offers showers, changing rooms, lockers, safe deposit boxes, a 32- inch plasma TV, refreshments, and reading materials.
The opening of Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali signifies IHG’s (InterContinental Hotels Group)’s commitment to growing its brands in Indonesia. IHG has five other properties in Indonesia – InterContinental Jakarta Midplaza, InterContinental Bali Resort, Crowne Plaza Jakarta, Holiday Inn Bandung and Holiday Inn Batam.
Managed by IHG on behalf of PT Menara Perdana
Sheo S. Rai
|Also See:||InterContinental Hotels Group Prepares to Open a Holiday Inn Resort on Tuban (Bali) in late 2008 and the InterContinental Bali Sanur Beach Resort in 2009 / March 2008|