Pullman Launches First Bali Hotel

The Pullman has announced that its first Bali hotel opened
today (24 February 2011) opening an initial 140 out of 353 with the remaining
expected to be opened over the next few months.

The Pullman Bali is located between Legian Beach and
Kuta Bali’s two entertainment and shopping districts.

The Pullman Bali services and rooms feature:

  • Traditional Bali Spa and Massage facilities
  • Pullman’s famous bedding
  • iPod dock
  • LCD flat screen TVs
  • WiFi hotspot
  • Broadband internet connection

The Pullman Bali Pool

Pullman Bali Room

 

 

The full media release from Pullman can be read below:

PULLMAN
LAUNCHES IN BALI

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana has this week launched as the only five
star, resort style hotel, linking the prime entertainment and shopping areas of
Kuta and Legian.

Pullman today announced its entry into the Indonesian market with
Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana opening the doors to guests for its first 140 of
353 rooms on February 24, 2011. The balance will open over the next few months.

It is strategically located opposite the white sands of Legian Beach,
and within easy access to many of the area’s retail, dining and entertainment
options. Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana offers numerous guest rooms overlooking
both Kuta and Legian beaches, or lush courtyard gardens and pool views.

The design of Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana is inspired by the frangipani
flower which is native to the island, invoking a sense of urban living with
exotic accents and a design-form that will have guests wanting to explore all
corners of the hotel’s confines and resort’s facilities.

Discover
the meaning of hospitality

Spreading
its iconic message of ‘Check in – Chill out’, this full service resort style
hotel offers 353 well appointed rooms and suites, restaurants and bars, premium
conference spaces, full fitness facilities and the latest mobile technologies
enabling guests to stay connected.

All
accommodation is designed with attention to detail, from the deluxe Pullman
bedding, iPod dock, LCD flat screen, WiFi hotspot and broadband internet
connection, right through to a personal yoga mat in every room. The guest rooms
at the Pullman Hotel are a genuine oasis of comfort, with connectivity, where
travelers can relax and recharge their batteries. 

Ultimate
Relaxation at Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana will open its spa in late February 2011 and
offers traditional spa services including Balinese massage, Tjakra art
movement, warm stone massage, purifying Swedish massage, reflexology, and foot
massage. Starting on April 1st, 2011, the spa services will be extended to a
wellbeing concept, where – among other innovative offer based on bio energy –
there will be a vitality pool and hydrothermal therapies, and non-invasive
holistic treatments.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana has both a garden swimming pool with a
spacious sun deck as well as a roof top infinity pool, and sun deck, providing
an ideal spot to take in breath-taking sunsets.

Philippe Battle, General Manager, Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana comments
on the hotel. “We are delighted to be opening the Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana
and bringing a new generation of hotel for visitors to Bali.  The Pullman
Bali Legian Nirwana like hotels of the brand around the world, is designed with
today’s modern traveler in mind with smart use of technologies, reinvented
services that focus on indulgent yet efficient stays, and facilities that will
appeal to leisure travelers from all parts of the globe as well as events
participants and their organisers. 

Creativity
and contemporary dining at its finest

Step
within, for a privileged moment in “Deli @ Pullman”, where the guests will be
embraced by the charm of a paradise smile, a dedicated instant – from the heart
of a spiritual influence. It is a distinguished Brasserie style restaurant,
offering a delightful “a la carte” menu, reflecting French culinary heritage,
inspiration from centuries of fine cuisine made for today’s delivery. Hotel
guests can also enjoy a large selection of fine wines, antipasti and tapas at
IP, the trendy roof top bar.

Impeccable facilities for meetings and events

The hotel offers a perfect setting for high impact, medium sized,
meetings and events. The hotel has facilities to cater for up to 350 guests in
facilities and services specifically designed for incentive and retreat style meetings.
The complimentary ‘Chill-out’ space is designed cleverly for such opportunities
– to relax and socialise before, after, or during events. A dedicated Pullman
Event Manager is ready to handle every detail with creativity and precision,
while the IT Solutions Manager is on hand to deliver all the multimedia and
technology requirements needed.

Gerard
Guillouet, Vice President for Accor in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia, said,
“Tourism in Indonesia and in Bali in particular, is enjoying a period of
extraordinary demand, driven by strong growth from the domestic market as well
as short haul destinations in Asia Pacific.  This strong demand factor
when combined with opportunities in the affordable five star segment in the
central tourist areas, made a compelling reason to launch the Pullman brand
first in Bali. Accor is the largest international operator of hotels in
Indonesia and now has comprehensive brand presence on the island of Bali with
hotels covering all segments, and with six hotels operating.”

Bali has continued to become a primary destination for foreign and
domestic tourists. Data from Statistics of Bali Province (BPS Bali) revealed
that the number of foreign tourists coming to Bali during January to December
2010 has reached around 2,600,000 foreign visitors, increasing by around 8
percent compared to the same period in 2009.  Meanwhile, an estimated 3
million domestic tourists came to Bali in 2009 (data from Bali Tourism
Authority, 2010). The increase shows that the Balinese tourism sector
development has an impact on hotel establishment in the province of Bali. To
accommodate visitors – business travellers and tourists – developments of
hotels are continuously taking place.

Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana is located only 20 minutes from the Ngurah
Rai airport. It is set in a natural, green, tranquil and tropical oasis across
from the Legian beach-front and close to the heart-beat of Bali’s shopping and
night life areas. Pullman Bali Legian Nirwana room rates start from USD116++
per night.

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