Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort&Villas, the second resort hotel to be opened in Bali by Thailand’s leading hotel operator Centara Hotels & Resorts, will be soft-opened during the third quarter of 2012.
The 5-star property will feature a combination of deluxe suites and pool villas with a choice of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms.
The resort’s design concept is based on the Peranakan style, a blending of Chinese and Indonesian or Malay cultural styles that has created very distinctive design and architectural forms for parts of Southeast Asia including Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.
“This style has inspired the exterior design of the villas, which use wood with a Chinese motif, and also for the interiors, which feature a combination of antique and modern styles of furnishings,” said Mr. Heiniger.
Centara’s first resort hotel to open in Bali was the Centra Taum Seminyak Bali, located in the center of Krobokan at Seminyak, one of the island’s prime tourism destinations.
“The opening of Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas provides Centara guests with the option of the new 5-star Grand brand resort, or the Centra value brand, at 2 very popular destinations on the island,” said Mr. Heiniger.
Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort&Villas will have 68 suites with the option of a private pool, a lagoon access, or a private Jacuzzi, and 14 private pool villas with 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms and butler service.
There will be a Spa Cenvaree with 9 treatment rooms offering a full range of signature treatments, 2 large pools, and a fitness center.
The fine dining restaurant is named Ginger and will feature Asian cuisine, and there will also be an all-day restaurant and 2 bars.
A Club Lounge, a Kids and Teens Club, and a library will also be among the facilities.
“Our main market for Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas will be the leisure and honeymoon sectors, but due to the excellent location of the resort next to the Bali Convention Center, a large part of our business will be from the meetings and events sector,” said Mr. Heiniger, “The market mix for MICE is forecast at 60 percent domestic and 40 percent international.”
The resort will feature 5 meeting rooms ranging from 200 sqm in size to the boardroom at 37.5 sqm.
Centara Hotels & Resorts is Thailand’s leading operator of hotels, with 37 deluxe and first-class properties covering all the major tourist destinations in the Kingdom. A further 17 resorts in the Maldives; Philippines; Vietnam; Bali, Indonesia; Sri Lanka; and Mauritius Indian Ocean brings the present total to 54 properties. Brands and properties within Centara ensure that specific categories such as couples, families, individuals, and meetings and incentives groups will all find a hotel or resort that is appropriate to their needs. Centara operates 25 branches of Spa Cenvaree, one of Thailand’s most luxurious and innovative spa brands, and the company’s Kids’ Club is available at all the family-friendly resorts to ensure that the youngsters and teens are taken care of. Centara Hotels&Resorts also operates 2 state-of-the-art convention centers in Bangkok, and 1 in UdonThani in northeastern Thailand.