GHM has unveiled plans to launch a two new Chedi-branded luxury resorts in Bali.
First to open this year will be the 261-room Chedi Sakala, on Benoa Beach. This will be followed in 2015 by The Chedi Nusa Penida in Crystal Bay – a 100-villa resort which GHM is currently developing in partnership with Singapore’s Sinni Villas.
These properties will add to the two existing GHM properties in Bali, and the luxury hotel management company’s president, Hans R. Jenni, said plans were in place for to expand its portfolio even further.
“Bali is an irresistible destination, both for travellers and hotel operators,” said Jenni. “Though we’re currently operating two other hotels on the island, with Sakala to debut at the end of the year, and a fourth to debut soon after, and yet a fifth on Nusa Penida under development, we have yet to fully tap our interest in the Island of the Gods.”
Set across 2.4 hectares of land on the northern tip of the Nusa Dua peninsula, The Chedi Sakala will be GHM’s third property on Bali. It will feature 247 suites and 14 one- and two-bedroom pool villas, plus two swimming pools, a spa, health club, ballroom and kids’ club with water sports. The hotel’s F&B outlets will include a French fine-dining restaurant, outdoor tapas area and lagoon bar. Guests will also have direct access to Benoa Beach.
The resort is scheduled to open by the end of 2013, when it will join The Legian Bali in Seminyak and The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Ubud in GHM’s Bali portfolio. But this portfolio will increase to five in the coming years.
The Bali openings are just part of a global expansion plan for GHM. The company is planning to develop Chedi properties in China, India, Japan, Morocco and the UAE, adding to existing properties in Thailand and Oman.
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