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Bali hoteliers and tourism enterprises are
firm believers in the island’s future, and are
backing their optimism with a wide range of
new investment and facility improvements.
Investor confidence in Bali is demonstrated by continual new development, including the recently opened 38-villa Ubud Hanging Gardens;
the US$28 million Bulgari Hotel & Resort, Bali slated to open 58 villas in Uluwatu by mid 2006;
  the US$19 million, 176-unit Novotel Nusa Dua Golf Resort Bali due for handover in January 2007; as well as the recently announced St. Regis luxury resort to be built in Nusa Dua.

Marriott opens its flagship Renaissance Resort, the first in Asia, at the end of the year. Located on the Nusa Dua beachfront, the Renaissance Bali Resort Villas & Spa will feature 134 villas as well as Quan Spa.
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Bali Hotels Association recently surveyed its resort members for a round of “what’s new and improved” in the island’s hotel sector. Information from that survey and Bali MICE Initiative research has revealed the following:
Bali Beach Golf Course in Sanur has completely redeveloped its nine-hole course.
Bali Collection Lifestyle & Entertainment Complex, in Nusa Dua, is an over US$20-million investment which is destined to be Bali’s new shopping magnet.
Bali Dynasty Resort upgraded its Executive Suites in modern contemporary style with separate bedrooms, lounges, kitchenettes, and bathrooms. Large-screen televisions and DVD players have been added, featuring an extra TV in the bedroom. A giant 56-metre waterslide is a highlight of the Kids’ Club renovations. Featuring the latest equipment is a new adults-only exercise room.
BIMC Hospital, an entirely new 1,500 square-metre multi-storied advanced medical facility is now open.
Como Shambhala Estate, located in the Ubud vicinity, made major investments in new spa facilities.
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Conrad Bali Resort & Spa beefed up security measures with electronic guestroom locks, an access control system, panic alarm systems, and CCTV.
Discovery Kartika Plaza Hotel spent over US$1 million on upgrades, enlarging the 16 Oceanfront Rooms and installing new wooden patio furnishings in other rooms. Other new additions include a new bar and more seating in the renovated Musro Nightclub and the Bowls Steamboat Restaurant, as well as a Balinese-style entry gate. Public areas now have WiFi and increased CCTV security. By mid 2006, all guestrooms will be refitted with new TVs, bathrooms will be upgraded, lifts modernized, and more one-bedroom villas added to the property. Adjacent to the resort, the 89,000 square-metre Discovery Shopping Mall and a children’s fantasyland were another US$32-million investment.
Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay spent US$600,000 on recent renovations. Included is the world’s only infinity pool for children and a new glass-fronted wedding chapel for 30 guests. The Spa Lounge is energized with new soft furnishings and the resort villas are undergoing continual soft renovations, due for year-end completion.
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Grand Hyatt Bali will complete multi-million dollar renovations on its Nusa Dua property, including the construction of a new ballroom complex in 2006.
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Hard Rock Hotel Bali refurbished one half of its 418 guest rooms, the kids’ club and the public toilets, with the balance to be completed in 2006. A five-metre climbing wall is a new pool area addition, and the recording-studio sound equipment has been upgraded. WiFi is now available in public areas and CCTV coverage has been expanded.
Hotel Padma Bali recently added two new breakout rooms for 20 to 60 people to existing meeting facilities. WiFi is now available in public areas. DVD players have been added to the Garden Deluxe Chalets and these rooms and suites will be completely redesigned by mid-2006.
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InterContinental Resort Bali opened a new airport arrival lounge for Club InterContinental guests. Prior to transfer to the resort, arrivals get to enjoy refreshments in the air-conditioned lounge while immigrations and customs clearance proceeds.
Jimbaran Puri Bali, one of Bali’s resort jewels, reopened in 2005 after major renovations.
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Maya Ubud installed DVD players, hand-showers and electronic keys in all rooms.
Mercure Resort Sanur officially rebranded and opened in March with all 189 rooms and suites redesigned and refurnished. The three pools have been modernized, and bars and restaurants updated and re-themed. The lobby has been redesigned and brightened, with a departure lounge added for guests making resort facilities, pools and showers are available for these guests on their departure day. A modern fitness centre, spa, open-air massage huts, as well as a dedicated ballroom entrance were added.
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Nikko Bali Resort & Spa installed CCTV to further enhance security measures within the resort.
Novotel Benoa Bali has opened new beachside villa accommodation.
Paintball Bali recently opened an extensive modern and well-equipped site on the Bukit.
Sanur Paradise Plaza Hotel & Suites spent US$260,000 on refurbishments, including suite renovations, WiFi in the public areas and a new club lounge for business travellers.
Sheraton Laguna Nusa Dua Bali remodelled the 418 square-metre ballroom and function rooms to double the ballroom’s size and capacity. Six rooms and suites were also remodelled, with a complete redesign including wall finishing, furnishings and décor, featuring wall-mounted flat-screen plasma TV and entertainment systems. The remainder of the rooms will be refurbished in 2006.
Sofitel Seminyak Bali in the heart of chic Seminyak has been completely renovated.
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The Chedi Club at Tanah Gajah, Ubud represents an important new investment in ultimate luxury.
The Legian Bali and The Club at The Legian spent US$1 million on high-tech and soft furnishing additions. Bose audio systems and Apple iPods are featured in each suite and villa. WiFi is available in public areas. High-security key-lock systems are on all suite and villa doors.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Resort & Spa recently opened 38 new Cliff Villas with facilities in a separate complex, including two restaurants, two bars, one a Martini club, a wedding pavilion, a wedding gazebo, a shopping boutique, a two-tiered swimming pool, and a library with a meeting space.
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The Royal Pita Maha Ubud opened more villas and a major meeting facility in 2005.
The Westin Resort Nusa Dua Bali redeveloped six Ocean View Suites with individual themes reflecting different regions in Bali. Each suite features broadband internet and 42-inch plasma TVs with home-theatre systems. Suites have separate living and dining rooms. Two-bedroom units have plunge pools and private gardens, with additional quarters for an assistant.
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Uma Ubud Bali, a new design marvel perched on the slopes of a river gorge in Ubud, was completed in 2005.
Waterbom Bali has added new water slides and facilities as well as making extensive renovations.

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Some of the information in this section was provided by the Bali Hotels Association a professional association of star-rated hotels and resorts in Bali. Members include general managers from 69 hotels and resorts, representing more than 13,300 hotel rooms and 20,500 employees in the Bali hotel sector.


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