InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the signing of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak in Indonesia with PT Bali Perkasa Sukses - a subsidiary of PT Agung Podomoro Land Tbk (APLN), one of the largest real estate developers in Indonesia. The 280-key design led resort will be the first for the brand on the holiday island of Bali. It will feature rooms as well as villas.
Expected to open in 2015, Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak is located in the heart of the island's colourful Seminyak district and close to one of Bali's popular beachfronts.
Trihatma Kusuma Haliman, President and Chief Executive of APLN said: "Our development site is one of the last remaining sizeable beachfront pieces of land in the popular Seminyak district. Choosing the right partner to bring this property to life is critical to its future success. IHG with the Hotel Indigo brand is the perfect fit."
Bali continues to draw travellers from all over the world with 2.9 million overseas visitors recorded in 2012, a 4.3 percent increase from the previous year.
Clarence Tan, COO South East Asia and Resorts, IHG said: "The popularity of Bali amongst domestic and overseas visitors as well as the airport expansion makes it an ideal time to extend the IHG brand family to one of South East Asia's most popular holiday destinations.
"Each Hotel Indigo property around the world is customised to reflect the individual style and culture of its location. The interior of Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak is specially designed to stay rooted to the local Balinese culture and also brings to life the uniqueness of the Seminyak district in elements of design and service. Guests can always expect a warm welcome and reliable service from our staff, with the standard and consistency guaranteed by a global hotel company."
Hotel Indigo, a globally branded design-led hotel brand, is new to South East Asia. With just over 50 hotels globally, the Hotel Indigo brand will make its debut in the region with the Hotel Indigo Bangkok Wireless Road which is due to open in 2014.
Hotel Indigo Bali Seminyak will join two existing IHG hotels in Bali, InterContinental Bali and Holiday Inn Resort Baruna Bali. Indonesia has IHG's largest development pipeline in South East Asia with over 20 hotels (c. 5,000 rooms) under its brands including InterContinental, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
IHG opens new InterContinental Davos
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently opened its InterContinental Davos hotel in December 2013. Positioned at the foot of the Flüela Pass, the hotel looks over the shores of Lake Davos, offering magnificent views of the Grison Alps and features a contemporary design.
The unique, oval shaped building is enveloped by 790 gold-coloured steel elements, resulting in a futuristic façade, which has been designed to blend into the native landscape and integrate accents of the Swiss Alpine world. This is reflected in the interior of the hotel, which conveys a modern warm Chalet feel, extending across its 216 rooms and suites.
The local environment has also been integrated into the design of the hotel's InterContinental Alpine spa. The spa's decor is based on natural rocks and herbs and offers both an indoor and outdoor pool.
InterContinental Davos offers a range of local, regional and international cuisines in its four restaurants. The Capricorn Brassiere serves specialities from across the Alpine region, Matsu specialises in experimental cuisine and Stübli creates Japanese and Alpine fusion food, including the speciality ‘Shabu Shabu' fondue. Finally, the highlight of the InterContinental Davos' culinary offering is the exclusive Studio Grigio restaurant on the top floor where guests are treated to a superb dining experience accompanied by breath-taking views.
As host to numerous major sporting events and one of Switzerland's largest ski resorts Davos offers sporting and recreational activities throughout the year. The city annually hosts the World Economic Forum, a meeting of global political and business leaders and has become the congress centre of the Alps. InterContinental Davos is equipped to cater to the needs of the business elite with more than 1,500 square meters of modern conference facilities and state-of-the-art equipment.
There are currently 30 InterContinental Hotels & Resorts properties in Europe.