Best Western International topped off the Best Western Premier Kuta Kedonganan last week, with the opening of the new luxurious resort property on schedule for February 2009.The Best Western Premier Kuta Kedonganan is a beach-front property with 188 rooms overlooking the famous Jimbaran Bay. Located just 10 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the hotel has been designed to preserve the exotic environment of Bali while complementing it with elements of modern elegance and world-class amenities. Conceived as a luxury project, the resort will feature under Best Western’s “Premier” brand.
“We are very excited about the prospect of opening The Best Western Premier Kuta Kedonganan next year both because it is a stunning property in its own right and it will be the first Best Western Premier Hotel in Indonesia,” said Jusuf Sawirin, Chief Area Development, Best Western Development - Indonesia. “The resort is ideally located in the heart of Bali’s leisure locale and as a Best Western Premier branded property, it embraces the superior amenities and cutting-edge facilities that are demanded by the most discerning world travelers.”
Best Western continues its ambitious expansion plans for Indonesia with the opening of 343-rooms Best Western New Kuta Condotel in Bali in December 2008 and four more hotels in line to open around the country in late 2008 and in 2009; Best Western Basko Hotel, Padang (Nov 08), Best Western Manga Dua, Jakarta (Dec 08), Best Western Premier Solo, Solo (Feb 09), and Best Western Grand Seminyak (Sep 09).
“We are confident that we will reach our goal of 20 hotels within the next three years in targeted locations, including Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, all Javanese provinces, Makassar, Kalimantan, Riau and Batam, which will ultimately make us the largest hotel chain in Indonesia,” added Jusuf.
Best Western International currently has over 130 hotels and resorts in Asia in various stages of rebranding, construction, and operation, with plans to bring its total portfolio in the region to 200 hotels by 2010.
Glenn de Souza, Vice President International Operations Asia, Best Western International, said, “Indonesia tourism continues to perform well, with international arrivals increasing by on average 10% each year. We are also seeing growing numbers of visitors from within the region and more domestic tourism.”
Lying between Java and Lombok, the island of Bali is renowned for its silvery sand beaches, stunning sunsets and rich culture.