Accor is to introduce its leading economy hotel brand, Ibis, into the island of Bali in early 2005 with the opening of Ibis Legian Bali. The Ibis Legian Bali, Accor’s first Ibis in an Asian resort destination, enjoys a prime location between the popular Kuta and Seminyak shopping and entertainment areas and is only a short five-minute walk to the beach. The hotel is currently undergoing an US$2 million renovation that includes 33 additional rooms and other improvements to bring it up to the group’s brand standards.
A new exterior design with Balinese influences will welcome guests to Ibis Legian Bali, while renovated guest rooms will feature a modern, clean interior. Room size will range between 21sqm to 23sqm including balcony, and all first floor rooms will have bathtubs.
Once completed the hotel will offer 109 rooms overlooking the newly renovated swimming pool with surrounding tropical gardens. The pool’s deck area is also being replaced and enlarged.
Accor Director of Operations - Indonesia, Gerard Guillouet, said Bali, and Legian in particular, was the perfect destination to launch the first Ibis in an Asia resort destination: “Bali remains very competitive and Ibis appeals to price sensitive travellers.Ê
“The brand is known for providing quality accommodation at affordable rates, and the hotel is located in the heart of Legian’s three-star hotel area that remains very popular with long-staying repeat travellers to Bali.”
According to Mr Guillouet, opening rates at Ibis Legian Bali should be in the US$25 per night range.