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Ovolo Group lands in Bali with new resort acquisition

First Hong Kong, then Australia, now Indonesia. Hong Kong-based Ovolo Group has added a third country to its growing property portfolio, today opening its doors for the first time in the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

The 194-room resort was formerly the Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, which offers 182 studio hotel rooms, nine one-bedroom villas and three two-bedroom suites. Guest facilities also include an all-day restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, fitness centre and conference facilities for the MICE industry. A formal […]

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JW Marriott lands on an atoll in the Maldives

The JW Marriott brand has made its debut in the Maldives with the opening of JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa on Vagaru island, Shaviyani atoll.

The resort, located 55 minutes via seaplane from the capital, Male, features 60 villas, starting at approximately 2,520 sq.ft, which include private pools and wooden sunbathing decks.

Duplex Overwater Pool Villas and single-story Overwater Pool Villas are set on stilts overlooking the Indian Ocean, with a choice of sunrise or sunset views.

Split-level Duplex Beach Pool Villa […]

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New Fairfield by Marriott hotel opens near Kuta Beach, Bali

Bali is welcoming a new upscale hotel with the opening of the Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road on Thursday.

Situated near the famous Kuta Beach, about a 20-minute drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the 227-room hotel is the fourth Fairfield by Marriott property to open in Indonesia.

“The mid-tier segment is very important for Marriott’s development in Indonesia as we are seeing significant demand. The opening of this property in Bali will continue to strengthen our offerings for this […]

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Ibiza’s iconic sunset bar brand Café del Mar arrives in Maldives

MALE, MALDIVES – Following Bali’s launch last month, Café del Mar Maldives – featuring three bars, two restaurants, pool with ocean views and private beach – will be the European brand’s second venture in the APAC region.

Just like the Ibiza original – established in 1980 and one of the most iconic sunset bars in the world – the Maldives branch will serve up the same laid-back luxury, Mediterranean-inspired food and creative cocktails, even as international and resident deejays spin famous […]

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Myanmar to get first Westin hotel come 2021

Marriott International has signed an agreement with Myanmar’s property developer, Yoma Land, to bring the Westin brand into the country in late 2021.

Under the agreement, the new-build Westin Yangon which will feature 281 rooms and suites alongside 90 premium serviced apartments, will make up part of the Yoma Central integrated real estate development.

Upon completion in 2021, Yoma Central expects to be anchored by the restored former headquarters of the Burma Railway Company, one of Yangon’s oldest colonial-era buildings. Yoma Central […]

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Andaz brand debuts in South Korea

Andaz Seoul Gangnam has opened in the South Korean capital, marking the brand’s entry into the country.

The property was designed by Dutch firm Studio Piet Boon. With direct access to Apgujeong metro station and located by a bridge connecting northern and southern Seoul, Andaz Seoul Gangnam’s design fuses traditional local culture and modern living. The hotel’s overall concept was inspired by “bojagi”, a traditional Korean wrapping cloth used in significant ceremonies and as gift wrap to preserve good luck, according to Korean folklore.

The […]

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