In a show of confidence in the long-term tourism viability of Lombok, an Indonesian island east of Bali and west of Sumbawa, the Wyndham Sundancer Resort Lombok is the newest upscale resort to open on the island.
An all-suites resort, Wyndham Sundancer Lombok has one- and two-bedroom units. The hotel is located on the doorstep of the Southern Gilis, a collection of 13 islands notable for diving and snorkeling opportunities, and for some of the best-preserved coral in Indonesia. The resort has a lagoon-style pool with swim-up bar, three restaurants, a day spa and a wellness center with its own juice bar, as well as a dive center to book diving excursions.
As Lombok’s economy recovers from a series of earthquakes in July and August, the opening of a new resort is a clear signal that the island maintains its appeal. “Lombok is a wonderful destination,” said Joon Aun Ooi, president and managing director, Southeast Asia and Pacific Rim, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. “Tourism continues to be extremely important to the local economy so it is vital that travelers return as soon as possible. Vast parts of the island, including the south where Wyndham Sundancer Lombok is located, are completely unaffected. We have full confidence in the future of this exquisite destination and I am sure that our new resort will help attract more international visitors to Lombok in the future.”
The resort is managed by PT. Wyndham Hotel Management, an Indonesian subsidiary of Wyndham Destinations, under a license agreement from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
“Lombok has been gaining international acclaim as an emerging adventure destination for years and the recovery of its tourism industry is already well underway,” said Barry Robinson, president and managing director, international operations, Wyndham Vacation Clubs. “To many visitors, it is a must-visit new destination to sample alongside regular favorites like Bali.”
Following the separation of Wyndham Worldwide into two independent companies, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts named Wyndham Destinations and its Indonesian subsidiary, PT Wyndham Hotel Management, as its preferred property manager in Indonesia. Under this partnership, PT Wyndham Hotel Management will provide management services to nine hotels and resorts across Indonesia under the Wyndham, Wyndham Garden, Ramada by Wyndham and Days Inn by Wyndham brands.
International airlines offer direct routes from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur to Lombok’s airport, which is located 60 minutes from the resort.