Chedi Sakala at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua to Grand Open in February

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The 261-room Chedi Sakala at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua, Bali, is on track to grand open at the end of February.

Managed by GHM, the hotels 247 suites each offer a minimum of 58 square metres and include a kitchenette.

The two-bedroom, ocean-view suites deliver up to 150 square metres and feature a separate living room, dining room and walk-in pantry. Infinity pools with built-in whirlpools and full kitchens highlight each of the 14, two-storey pool villas.

The hotel is sharpening a reputation as one of Balis most rarified dining experiences. A harbinger of its lofty ambitions, Sakala Bali opened on the resorts grounds two years ago and quickly garnered acclaim for dishes that marry local products with French culinary sensibilities, per the expertise of Quebec-born Executive Chef Frederic Boulay.

As a complement and a fledgling rival to Sakala Bali for in-house guest affection, The Restaurant is positioning itself as the preeminent address for Asian and European staples. Half the menu is dedicated to the interpretation of favourites from Indonesia, India, Thailand, China and Japan, while the other half is based on beloved bites from the Mediterranean and the south of France.

The hotel also features a sleek, open-air lobby bar with views of the ocean and Sakala Balis beachfront infinity pool.

We feel we're really drawing the curtain on something fresh in Tanjung Benoa," said Evan Pavlakis, The Chedi Sakala's general manager. "And together with our highly regarded sister hotels in Seminyak (The Legian) and Ubud (The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah), we're providing even greater entree to the multi-faceted appeal of Bali and its singular enclaves.

Among the resorts more dazzling attributes is the spa facility, which is expected to debut this spring behind The Restaurant. Upon entry, guests will make their way underground, via an 18-metre spiral staircase, to a reception area surrounded by eight treatment rooms filled with the aroma of frangipani petals.

The Chedi Ballroom, occupies 630 square metres below The Restaurant. It is connected to a foyer accented by stout, marble pillars and features low-slung ceilings and warm, earth-tone design flourishes. The space divides into six meeting rooms to accommodate all manner of MICE events.

The venue is in the same structure as the hotels secondary lobby, Kids Club and Club Lounge, which provides guests with club benefits the opportunity to check in and out privately.

Construction on The Chedi Ballroom, Kids Club and Club Lounge is scheduled to wrap before April.

Though the hotel itself is new to Bali, the management is not. The Chedi Sakala opens its doors on Bali as the third hotel on the island managed by GHM, complementing the renowned Legian in Seminyak and The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Ubud.

Chedi, Bali, Indonesia, Nusa Dua

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