Dua Hotel Indonesia Terbaik di Dunia
Dua Hotel Indonesia Terbaik di Dunia
Dua hotel di Indonesia, Hotel Tugu Lombok dan St Regis Bali Resort masuk daftar hotel terbaik di dunia tahun 2009 versi Majalah Conde Nast Traveller. Seperti dikutip laman berita Australia, AdelaideNow, Kamis (16/4), dari ribuan daftar hotel baru, majalah tersebut memilih 70 diantaranya dari 30 negara di dunia.
Majalah Conde Nast Traveller memuat daftar 70 hotel terbaik itu berdasarkan alfabet, bukan rangking. Jadi, bisa dikatakan Hotel Tugu Lombok dan St Regis Bali Resort disejajarkan dengan Atlantis the Palm, Dubai dan London West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Amerika Serikat.
Prestasi dua hotel ini patut dibanggakan. Sebab, pada tahun 2008, tak satu pun hotel di Indonesia yang masuk daftar 65 hotel terbaik yang wajib dikunjungi pelancong dari seluruh negara. Sedangkan pada tahun 2007 hanya ada satu yakni, The Bulgari Resort Indonesia yang masuk daftar 65 hotel terbaik di dunia.
Hotel Tugu Lombok merupakan hotel butik yang memiliki interior kerajaan Hindu kuno, yang pernah memerintah Lombok. Hotel Tugu yang dimiliki pengusaha asal Indonesia dikenal sebagai hotel yang berusaha memadukan budaya dan standar kemewahan global.
Lobi hotel dihiasi ukiran dari kayu berusia 100 tahun. Seperti halnya Hotel Tugu di kota lainnya, interior Hotel Tugu juga dihiasi benda-benda antik.
Sedangkan St Regis Bali Resort merupakan resort hotel terbaru di Bali, dan mungkin yang terbesar. Resort seluas 9 hektar ini terletak di kawasan wisata nan elit, Nusa Dua. Resort ini memiliki 97 suit dan 24 vila.
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Re: Dua Hotel Indonesia Terbaik di Dunia
(News Source: Starwood Hotels)
(BALI, INDONISIA) --
The St. Regis Bali Resort celebrated its grand opening on February 28, 2009, with an extraordinary evening that included an exclusive performance by international artist and top U.K. jazz performer, Jamie Cullum. The resort, which opened on September 15, is located in Nusa Dua, an elite beach enclave on the Southern tip of Bali. The St. Regis Bali Resort features 123 luxurious, oversized suites and villas, two exclusive Residences, world-class restaurants and bars, a signature Remède Spa, an intimate wedding chapel, ballroom and state-of-the-art meeting spaces.
St. Regis Bali facade
Reminiscent of the legendary social gatherings that took place over a century ago for the influential, glitterati and high society at the original St. Regis New York, the exclusive celebration at The St. Regis Bali Resort will be attended by 200 distinguished business guests and socialites. The diamonds and pearls theme of the celebration will reflect the luxury, elegance, and sophistication of the renowned galas and events thrown by Mrs. Caroline Astor, at The St. Regis New York more than a century ago.
The lobby and Astor Ballroom will be transformed by flower arrangements to create a magical setting for the evening. Guests will enjoy signature cocktails and canapés, as well as oysters served from elaborate ice carvings in the lobby ponds. Live music from solo violinist, jazz singer and spectacular fire lighting ritual culminated with the soothing sounds of top U.K. jazz singer Jamie Cullum.
"We are proud to be officially unveiling the first St. Regis Resort in Asia. We are confident that following months of preparation since we started operations in September 2008, we will host a celebration that will create a delightful memory for guests," said general manager, Frank Beck.
"The St. Regis Bali Resort is the brand's first resort in Asia and also the first internationally branded luxury resort to be located directly on the beach. With its strategic location and the rich residential feel of its rooms, combined with the uncompromising, bespoke service of the St. Regis Brand, this resort will make an ideal choice for global travelers," said Miguel Ko, President of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Asia Pacific.
Owned by PRBI - Pacific Resort Buana Indonesia, The St. Regis Bali Resort occupies a breathtaking beachfront location with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and neighboring Bali Golf & Country Club. With Grounds Kent Architect as the main architect, Bensley Design Studios, the extraordinary landscape architecture, weaves together art, traditional Balinese design and natural influences, while interiors by Manny Samson and Associates combine rich imported fabrics with indigenous materials and cultural artifacts that reflect the island's rich heritage. Exquisite furnishings and amenities in the resort's guest rooms and suites create a tranquil and luxurious setting for discerning global travelers.
Dining at The St. Regis Bali Resort indulges the senses with a diverse menu of sophisticated island-inspired cuisine. Kayuputi, a dazzling beachfront restaurant with stylish interiors, features an exotic menu of caviar, Wagyu beef and seafood al fresco in a private cabana set against an ocean backdrop. At the resort's second restaurant, Boneka, guests are invited to savor authentic Asian-style dishes in a sophisticated and relaxing setting. The King Cole Bar honors the legacy of the Astors and the brand's flagship property in New York, the birthplace of the iconic Bloody Mary. Home-made delicacies and imported fine culinary delights are available at Gourmand Deli. The Legendary St. Regis Butler Service is also available to prepare a private, in room-barbecue for guests, accompanied by a personal chef and sommelier.
St. Regis Bali
A suite of pampering services is available at The St. Regis Bali Resort's Remède Spa, set in a serene corner of the resort surrounded by Koi Carp pond. Featuring twelve treatment rooms, the spa offers both traditional treatments and modern Remède therapies to create the ultimate spa experience. The signature Lulur Experience of Indonesia includes gentle exfoliation with a paste of sandalwood, turmeric, ground nuts and rice. Other facilities include an Aqua Vitale Pool, for a full body underwater massage, two phenomenal spa suites and a yoga center.
For guests seeking an exclusive and romantic wedding destination, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers an exceptional wedding venue, unparalleled in setting and service. Located directly on the resort's private beach, the Cloud Nine Chapel is both intimate and elegant, while the Cloud Nine honeymoon villa offers a majestic setting for an unforgettable wedding experience. An ideal choice for meetings on one of Asia's leading resort islands, The St. Regis Bali Resort offers an exclusive beachfront location for social and corporate gatherings, featuring two boardrooms, and state-of-the-art meeting and function space.
Following in the tradition of the legendary St. Regis Hotel New York, The St. Regis Bali Resort will feature the famed hallmarks of St. Regis hotels including the iconic St. Regis Butler Service, bespoke guest experiences and luxury accommodations tailored to meet global travelers' needs. Trained in the English tradition, the butlers provide ever-present, yet unobtrusive service while anticipating guests needs and customizing each guest's stay according to his or her specific tastes and preferences. The resort offers guests 12-hour and 24-hour personalized butler service, as well as separate butler quarters, complete with a private entrance, for each villa.