Accor is to introduce its leading economy hotel
brand, Ibis, into the island of Bali in early 2005 with the opening of Ibis
The Ibis Legian Bali,
Accor’s first Ibis in an Asian resort destination,
enjoys a prime location between the popular Kuta and Seminyak shopping and
entertainment areas and is only a short five-minute walk to the beach. The
hotel is currently undergoing an US$2 million renovation that includes 33
additional rooms and other improvements to bring it up to the group's brand standards.
A new exterior design with Balinese influences will welcome guests to Ibis
Legian Bali, while renovated guest rooms will feature a modern, clean interior. Room size will range between 21sqm to 23sqm including balcony,
and all first floor rooms will have bathtubs.
Once completed the hotel will offer 109 rooms overlooking the newly
renovated swimming pool with surrounding tropical gardens. The pool’s deck
area is also being replaced and enlarged.
Accor Director of Operations – Indonesia, Gerard Guillouet, said Bali, and
Legian in particular, was the perfect destination to launch the first Ibis
in an Asia resort destination: “Bali remains very competitive and Ibis
appeals to price sensitive travellers.
“The brand is known for providing quality accommodation at affordable rates,
and the hotel is located in the heart of Legian’s three-star hotel area that
remains very popular with long-staying repeat travellers to Bali.”
According to Mr Guillouet, opening rates at Ibis Legian Bali should be in
the US$25 per night range.