The most expansive resort to date by luxury
hotel management group GHM is set to welcome its first guests on
the tranquil beaches of Tanjung Benoa at the end of 2013.
Occupying 2.4 hectares of pristine coastline on the Nusa Dua
Peninsula, the 261-room Chedi Sakala will be GHM’s third property
to debut on Bali.
Located on the northern tip of the peninsula, a
30-minute drive from Kuta, The Chedi Sakala will feature 247
suites and 14 private one and two-bedroom pool villas, two
swimming pools, a wellness spa, health club and lagoon bar.
Kids’ Club will cater to youngsters, leaving parents free to
explore the destination’s famous coastline, water sports and local
A capacious ballroom and four private dining areas with prime
beachfront views will be on offer for corporate events and
Neighbouring the resort grounds is Sakala Bali, a
150-seat contemporary French fine dining restaurant. Already
operational, Sakala Bali and its outdoor tapas area maintain
direct access to the Benoa beach.
group’s newest five-star venture as its general manager is
seasoned Australian hotelier Evan Pavlakis. Pavlakis, who was in
semi-retirement when approached by GHM to lead this development,
had previously spent five years as GHM’s senior vice-president and
served as general manager at The Leela Goa and The Lalu Taiwan.
Pavlakis brings more than four decades of international experience
in the hospitality sector to his new post in Bali, including 26
years in general manager and vice-president positions with leading
five-star hotel groups in locations such as Hong Kong, Singapore,
Australia and China.
“I’ve managed hotels in some
of the most talked-about corners of the globe; but there is an
untouched beauty about this stretch of shore that is impossible to
resist,” said Pavlakis. “Benoa is Bali at its best.”
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