West Paces Hotel Group to Manage Ritz-Carlton Bali

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 5 February 2009

On April 1, Horst Schulze, former president, COO and founding member of The Ritz-Carlton Company and currently Chairman of The West Paces Hotel Group will assume management responsibilities of The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Resort & Spa. These duties will be conducted through The West Paces Hotel Group's joint venture, The West Paces Hotel Group Asia. The award-winning property will be rebranded as the Ayana Resort and Spa.

 The management contract for Ayana Resort and Spa was awarded to Schulze and his team of hospitality industry veterans by Rudy Suliawan, managing partner of PT. Karang Mas Sejahtera (KMS), owner of the exclusive property.

"I have known Horst Schulze since he was COO of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company and a part of the opening team for our hotel, The Ritz-Carlton, Bali Resort & Spa, We share a vision of elevating standards in the hospitality industry," said Suliawan. "The entire team welcomes Mr. Schulze back for the hotel's rebirth as Ayana Resort and Spa."

Spanning 77 hectares (192 acres), the Ayana Resort and Spa features 368 guest rooms, including 78 luxury oceanfront and ocean view private villages and 71 club rooms and suites, a saltwater pool and  Ocean Beach pool.

For the pinnacle in luxury and privacy, guests may reserve the cliffside three-bedroom Ayana Villa that was built on 3,000 square-meters of land.

The resort also features a lavish destination spa, the Thalasso Spa Complex that has 40 spa treatment rooms, therapy villas, reflexology centre, beauty salon and one of the world's largest Aquatonic Seawater Therapy Pools. The luxurious and decadent Spa on the Rocks offers unique treatments using exclusive La Mer products.

Other features of Ayana Resort and Spa include a secluded private beach; four freshwater swimming pools with waterfall; a separate children's swimming pool with waterslides; 11 restaurants, cafes and lounge areas; an 18-hole golf putting course; three tennis courts; fully equipped gymnasium and aerobics studio; jogging path; seven boutique shops; two wedding chapels, five cliffside wedding venues; two bridal villas; exclusive meeting space; business center; and resortwide WiFi Internet.

The resort is conveniently located near the area's finest retail establishments and only 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport. 

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