Spanish-based Meliá Hotels International continues to grow in Asia Pacific with the opening of a new hotel in Bali, Meliá Ubud. Meliá Hotels International has signed a management agreement with PT Pilar Prambanan INvestama, a company part of the Podo Joyo Masyhur Group.
The new Meliá Ubud has easy access to the rest of the island and is only a 45-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport (also known as Denpasar), the third busiest airport in Indonesia. Figures continue to show that it is a travel destination becoming more and more popular over the past few years
The resort will consist of 49 keys, including a venue for weddings and events – one of the most successful market segments in Bali – and a relaxation area with a YHI Spa.
During the signing ceremony the Vice President Asia Pacific, Bernardo Cabot, stated: “The Melia Brand has been present in Bali almost 30 years being part of the development of the destination. Melia Hotels International is very excited adding Melia Ubud to our portfolio, giving our clients additional accommodation options and increasing our cross selling opportunity between our properties in Nusa Dua, Benoa and Legian”.
Indonesia is a very special place for Meliá Hotels International, as it was in Bali in 1985 when Gabriel Escarrer opened the company’s first international hotel, Meliá Bali. Now, 30 years later, Meliá Ubud will become the forth hotel in Bali and the tenth hotel in Indonesia, alongside Gran Meliá Jakarta, Melia Bali, Meliá Purosani, Sol Beach House Benoa Bali, and the upcoming Gran Meliá Bintan, Meliá Surabaya, Innside Yogjakarta, Innside Makassar and Sol House Legian, which are currently in the pre-opening stage.
With this addition to its portfolio, Meliá Hotels International continues to grow in Asia Pacific, with already 20 hotels in the region including countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, and Mongolia.