Mandarin Oriental to open first Bali property

Above: A hotel room at the Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta. The Bali property will be the hotel group's second in Indonesia. 

The Mandarin Oriental is set to enter the Balinese hotel market with the opening of the Mandarin Oriental Bali at the end of 2016. The hotel will be located on the island’s Bukit Peninsula, known for its coastline and beaches. 

Offering views of the Indian Ocean, the property will comprises 97 villas, each with a private pool, and 24 guestrooms. The 1,725sq m spa will include eight treatment rooms, as well as a thermal area and a 100m outdoor swimming pool. 

There will also be poolside cabanas, equipped with spa facilities. Other hotel features will include three restaurants and bars and a collection of meeting and events spaces, including a clifftop platform suitable for weddings. 

The property is being designed by well-established Malaysia-based architect Jean Michel Gathy, whose previous hotel projects include the One & Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives, the Chedi Muscat in Oman and the St. Regis Lhasa Resort in Tibet.