Australian hotel group Mantra is set to launch its first hotel in Asia.
Opening in December, the Mantra Nusa Dua in Bali will offer 172 rooms and suites, an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, spa, restaurant, sports bar and extensive conference space.
Mantra’s CEO, Bob East, said the new hotel was designed to offer Australian travellers a well-known domestic brand when they travel to Bali.
“It is an exciting time for Mantra and we are so pleased to be opening our first Asian property in Bali, combining a familiar brand name with a popular destination for Australian travellers and further expanding our growing hotel network,” he said.
Mantra currently has a portfolio of 52 hotels in Australia, and the company’s Indonesian partner, MJB Hoteliers, agreed that this would be a major advantage.
“The Mantra brand has excellent traction with the Australian market and to be the first Mantra hotel in Indonesia is a very exciting prospect,” said MJB’s Managing Director, Michael Burchett.
“The extensive distribution network and the dynamic marketing campaigns that Mantra has built around the association with Pat Rafter will create some amazing opportunities for us.”
The Mantra Nusa Dua is the first of a series of planned Mantra properties in the region, with hotels and resorts also expected to open in Lombok and Seminyak over the next two years under the group’s luxury brand, Peppers.
The expansion into Asia mirrors the group’s growth in the Pacific. Two new hotels are expected to launch in New Zealand by the end of 2012, while a Peppers development in Fiji is set to open in 2014.