GHM is strengthening its foothold in Indonesia
with an agreement to manage The Chedi Nusa Penida, a 100-villa
resort scheduled to open in 2015 on a secluded island ten
kilometres southeast of Bali.
Developed by Singapore's Sinni Villas, the
exclusive enclave on Nusa Penida will occupy 5.3 hectares of a
sloped hillside overlooking tranquil Crystal Bay, one of Southeast
Asia’s premier diving sites, renowned for its pristine waters and
Construction of the singular project is expected
to begin in the first quarter of next year.
“In this day and age, it’s difficult to find the
kind of seclusion The Chedi Nusa Penida will offer,” said Clement
Koh, GHM’s vice president of sales and marketing. “It’s where
anyone who dreams of total privacy in a tropical paradise would
want to go.”
To bring to life Spanish designer Ismael
Pindado's vision of the elevated, egg-shaped villas — a concept
inspired by Nusa Penida’s standing as a bird sanctuary — Sinni
Villas has hired Cubillo Y Esteban, a Madrid-based engineering
firm with 25 years’ experience in the business.
The master plan for The Chedi Nusa Penida also
calls for private helicopter and yacht services, with each villa
boasting panoramic Indian Ocean views. For those interested in
owning a piece of this paradise, the villas are also available for
GHM currently operates eight luxury hotels
worldwide, including two on Bali: The Legian in Seminyak and The
Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Ubud.
The Chedi Nusa Penida is one of several Chedis
that GHM plans to launch in the next three years. The Chedi Club
Suzhou (China) and The Chedi Andermatt (Switzerland) are expected
to open in 2013. The other properties scheduled to open by 2015
include The Chedi Tamouda Bay (Morocco), The Chedi Taiping Lake
(China) and The Chedi Khorfakkan in Sharjah (UAE).
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