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Le Meridien Returns to Bali

Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran will Mark the Return of the Brand to Bali

(11/4/2011) Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. have announced an agreement with PT Tiara Raya, owned by the Indonesian Ristia Group, to develop Le Méridien Bali – Jimbaran.

Known during its project development stage as Ristia Resort, the agreement means the hotel scheduled to open in mid-2012 will be rebranded to a Le Méridien resort under the management of Starwood Hotels & Resorts

“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Starwood on Le Méridien Bali – Jimbaran project. We believe that our distinctive design and location is the perfect fit for Le Méridien. It will be a great success,” said Richard Wiriahardja, Chairman of Ristia Group.

“We are delighted to announce the signing of Le Méridien Bali – Jimbaran. I am confident that this ceremony marks the beginning of our fruitful partnership with Ristia,” says Chuck Abbott, Regional Vice President, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Southeast Asia. “The development of Le Méridien Bali will add onto our strong presence in Southeast Asia and re-establish Le Méridien brand in Bali. We are confident that together with Ristia, we will make Le Méridien Bali a great success.”

The Le Méridien brand disappeared from Bali in April 2010 when the 278-room Nirwana Resort severed tied with Starwood and the Le Méridien brand, moving to management by Pan Pacific Hotels. [See: Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort Opens]
The New Jimbaran property is located in the village of Jimbaran – approximately half way between the Bali InterContinental Resort and the Four Season’s Resort at Jimbaran Bay. The property will feature a three-storey restaurant and bar, a rooftop sunset lounge, a lagoon swimming pool, full service spa, fitness center and 200 square meters of meeting space.

The Le Méridien Bali – Jimbaran will offer 123 suites, including 28 Aqua Sites, four rooftop villas and four penthouse suites.