Category: Indonesia

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Interview with Tanya Schliff of DirectoryofHotels.com

Tanya Schliff is  founder of DirectoryofHotels.com, a unique hotel guide focusing on global travel.    She started the site  because  she found that,  when researching  her own travels, there were very few resources that gave  her direct access to the hotel for questions and reservations.  She favours independent travel rather than using booking agents or
Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that
Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa

Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa

Outrigger Enterprises Group has announced its second project in Bali: a brand-new luxury resort condominium within dense rainforest on the Bukit Peninsula. Currently under development, it will be called the Outrigger Panorama Bali Resort & Spa and the group will own 35 of the proposed 170 units. The newly opened Bvlgari Resort and other resorts
Suite of the week: Petanu Presidential Villa at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali

Suite of the week: Petanu Presidential Villa at Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali

Suite name: Presidential Villa Resort: Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia Size of accommodation:  360 sq m Cost per night: 11,000 RP. (approx. $1200) What makes it special? Beautiful scenery of river valley and private pool.                     Leisurely spread throughout hillside gardens, between a steep
Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Interview with Tahnya Butterfield of Style Clinic

Tahnya Butterfield is ‘Head Honcho’ for Style Clinic by Astin Brown Inc., having previously worked in the hotel industry, human resources and organisational development consulting. She is a relentless collector of successful talent who immerse themselves in generating dynamite bespoke luxury shopping tours, style guides and precision personalised itineraries. What is it that  you do

Borobudur in Central Java

I hadn’t heard about the World Heritage site of Borobudur until quite recently. It is a mind-blowing Buddhist monument in Central Java, Indonesia. Watch the video and see this impressive sight for yourself!
Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of
Waka Shorea, Bali

Waka Shorea, Bali

Waka Shorea consists of eco-friendly, stilted  bungalows nestled in dense forest in the Bali Barat National Park.   Despite its seclusion, the resort has a spa and restaurant, yet is wonderfully tranquil.   Keep your eyes peeled and you might spot deer, boars, birds and other animals.   Go for one of the two de
Anantara Resorts expanding

Anantara Resorts expanding

Anantara Resorts appears to be expanding rapidly.   New resorts for Dubai, Bali, Vietnam, Thailand and Sri Lanka are all anticipated in 2008. This will see the number of Anantara Resorts rise from 4 to 11. The unique essence and individual lifestyle of the Anantara brand, as demonstrated by the resorts that already exist in

Ritz-Carlton Jakarta

Ritz-Carlton will be opening its third property in Indonesia midway through 2007. Situated in the heart of Jakarta, the Ritz-Carlton Jakarta will have 61 rooms, a retail mall and two towers of residential condos, linked by a pedestrian tunnel to the Jakarta Stock Exchange. The development will also feature The Pacific Place Apartments, 139 luxury
Bali Spa Retreat of the Year 2006

Bali Spa Retreat of the Year 2006

COMO Shambhala Estate at Begawan Giri in Bali was voted ‘Spa Retreat of the Year’ in the 2006 Baccarat AsiaSpa Awards. The flagship of the Singapore-based COMO Hotels and Resorts was nominated by a panel of 26 Asia-based spa experts for the prestigious annual awards conducted by AsiaSpa Magazine.

Secrets of Indonesia

Explore the history and heritages of Indonesia, a young nation founded on ancient traditions.
New Bulgari hotel signifies continued recovery in Bali

New Bulgari hotel signifies continued recovery in Bali

Bulgari, an Italian brand that you might normally associated with watches and fine jewellery, has opened its second luxury hotel in southwest Bali. (The first was in Milan in 2004.) The opening is of key significance is demonstrating international confidence in a resort which has experienced recent difficulties. Set on a 150-metre plateau, The Bulgari
Bali Hilton International Hotel now Ayodya Resort Bali

Bali Hilton International Hotel now Ayodya Resort Bali

The Bali Hilton International Hotel officially changed its name to Ayodya Resort Bali earlier this week. In addition to the name change will be the introduction of Royal Balinese service for guests, which will display the traditions, arts and rituals of Bali. The Ayodya Resort Bali is a new brand from Singgasana Hotels & Resorts,
Essence of Shangri-La

Essence of Shangri-La

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts has introduced a signature “Essence of Shangri-La” scent in the lobbies of selected Shangri-La hotels and resorts in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates. The scent is fresh and clean, subtly Asian, and is said to evoke sensations of serenity and calm. The delicate aroma has
Bali continues to be showered in praise

Bali continues to be showered in praise

Once again, Bali has been placed #1 in Travel + Leisure magazine’s annual reader survey awards. It is the fifth consecutive year that Bali,  which is sometimes heralded as ‘The Island of the Gods’,  has been voted ‘World’s Best Island’ by the magazine. The Hawaiian islands of Kauai and Maui followed in second and third