Singapore – March 12, 2014 – Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a new management agreement with PT. Bali Ragawisata for the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Indonesia. Located in the exclusive Bukit Pandawa precinct in the south of Bali, the 96-villa Waldorf Astoria Bali is also the fourth hotel in the pipeline in Indonesia for the global hospitality group.
"Waldorf Astoria has experienced unrivaled growth in recent years as we continue to expand our footprint with iconic signings in landmark locations," said John Vanderslice, global head, luxury brands, Hilton Worldwide. "Bali is an immensely popular tourist destination that is renowned for its rich culture and arts. Waldorf Astoria Bali will be perfectly placed to offer global luxury travelers a unique and inspirational environment where they can experience True Waldorf Service and unforgettable experiences."
Perched 40 meters above sea level on a prime cliff-front land of Bali's southernmost peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Bali will offer superb panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Situated in Bukit Pandawa, the resort is approximately 10 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Its immediate vicinity is an exclusive address for the majority of the luxury villa resorts on the island.
"Bali, a prominent holiday spot in Asia, is one of the largest tourist destinations for Indonesia, and we are pleased to be working with a reputable partner like PT. Bali Ragawisata to showcase our top of the line luxury brand for the first time in this market," said Andrew Clough, senior vice president, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
Designed by SCDA Architects, Waldorf Astoria Bali will span a sprawling 13 hectares and offer 96 luxurious guestrooms, ranging from one-bedroom villas to six-bedroom suite villas. Reflecting the brand's distinctiveness, the resort will feature the finest dining experiences including two specialty restaurants and a destination bar.
Waldorf Astoria Bali will also offer a range of exclusive events facilities with its wedding chapel, outdoor event lawn, event courtyard and a business center. A stunning outdoor sea-facing pool with a beach club, an 8,000 square-meter private beach as well as a health club and spa will invite guests of Waldorf Astoria Bali to enjoy a luxurious experience in one of the world's most exotic destinations.
Bali, also known as the Island of the Gods, is a renowned destination for both domestic and international holidaymakers, particularly for its pristine beaches and emerald clear waters. The other 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 paddy fields of central Ubud and 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.
Waldorf Astoria Bali will be the brand's second luxury property in Southeast Asia, joining Waldorf Astoria Bangkok. This announcement also marks the introduction of the fifth brand within Hilton Worldwide's portfolio of 10 world-class brands to the Indonesian market, in addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn brands.
Waldorf Astoria Bali 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.
Learn more about Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts at www.waldorfastoria.com.