New World Hotels & Resorts, a Rosewood Hotel Group brand, announced that it was appointed by Jakarta -based PT. Mugie Bali Indah to manage New World Grand Bali Resort, scheduled to open in 2017. As the first New World Hotels & Resorts property in Indonesia, the collaboration will extend the brand's presence across Asia, adding to existing New World Hotels & Resorts properties in mainland China, Hong Kong , Vietnam and the Philippines .
Set on 10.8 hectares, the luxury resort will be part of the Pecatu Indah Resort development located on the southern Bukit Peninsula. Only 15 minutes' drive from clifftop Uluwatu Temple and 30 minutes' drive from Ngurah Rai Badung International Airport, the resort will be built following the site's natural slope, which is 156 meters above sea level at its highest point. The resort's topography will afford ocean views for all accommodations.
Consultants include WOW Design Studio, Belt Collins International landscape architects, and Hirsch Bedner Associates interior designers.
Of the 328 guestrooms, the suites and grand suites will have individual decks and plunge pools. Selected guestrooms, all suites and 85 one- to four-bedroom villa residences will be available for purchase. Those in residences will have access to an exclusive club and pool.
Taking inspiration from a Balinese mountaintop retreat, tiered gardens will step down in the manner of Bali's rice paddy terraces. The resort's landscape will be cloaked in forest flora, interspersed with pathways, and indigenous building materials will include an abundance of natural lava rock. There will be waterfalls, pools and streams at the property.
In addition to the main swimming pool with its 1,580-square-meter (17,007 square foot) viewing deck overlooking the Bali Strait and coastline, and "dancing" fountain concept, the adjacent waterpark will offer a "Lazy River," sandy beach, kids pool, water slides, forest-themed restaurant, and stage performances. Other recreational options will include a spa, fitness center, the New Kuta Golf Course in the Pecatu Indah compound, and access to a nearby secluded, cliff-encircled beach.
The resort will also feature four restaurants and a rooftop destination lounge. Meeting space will include a ballroom of 1,100 square meters (11,840 square feet) and four meeting rooms, as well as a wedding chapel.
New World Hotels & Resorts includes deluxe properties in Hong Kong, Beijing, Dalian, Guiyang, Shanghai, Wuhan, Ho Chi Minh City, with two in Manila and an affiliated hotel in Shunde. New World Hotels & Resorts targets 30 hotels in operation by 2020.