Wednesday March 12th, 2014 - 9:58AM
BALI, INDONESIA—Hilton Worldwide has signed a new management agreement with PT. Bali Ragawisata for the first Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts property in Indonesia. Located in the 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,” stated John Vanderslice, global head, luxury brands, Hilton Worldwide. “Bali is an immensely popular tourist destination that is renowned for its rich culture and arts.”
Perched 40 meters above sea level on a cliff-front land of Bali’s southernmost peninsula, Waldorf Astoria Bali will offer panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Situated in Bukit Pandawa, the resort is approximately 10 kilometers away from the Ngurah Rai International Airport.
“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,” stated Andrew Clough, SVP, development, Middle East & Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide.
Designed by SCDA Architects, Waldorf Astoria Bali will offer 96 guestrooms, ranging from one-bedroom villas to six-bedroom suite villas. The resort will feature two specialty restaurants and a destination bar. Waldorf Astoria Bali will also offer a range of event facilities such as a wedding chapel, outdoor event lawn, event courtyard and a business center.
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.