TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT OR LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SERVICES:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

BALI UPDATE Market Observations

Category: Tourism, Posted:10 Feb 2012 | 17:08 pm

I'm sitting on the direct AirAsia flight after a week in Bali studying the market.
Arriving at the airport the landscape is now dominated by tower cranes with construction of the new international terminal underway along with an oversized expansion of facilities.
The clock is ticking – tick, tock, tick, tock – with D Day being November 2013 as Bali prepares to host the world at the APEC Conference.
Two other infrastructure projects – a toll road linking the airport, with Nusa Dua/Benoa and going over the mangroves past Sanur is underway.
Preparation for an underpass at the Galleria intersection is in swing, though works have been delayed.
Bali remains on a mission of preparing for APEC.
The Bali Golf course at Nusa Dua will be closing for a year and a half upgrade, as the oceanfront 18th hole will make way for a new Shangri-La resort.
Past Club Med, a JW Marriott is intent on playing catch up to open by the big day. Work on the mega project The Mulia continues unabated.
New flags for Sheraton, The Stones in Kuta, Le Meridien and a second InterContinental (this one in Canggu) are coming. The later project is being headed by Thailand's Bill Bensley, and rumor has it the designs are sensational).
Sanur's Hyatt Regency will close within the year for a major renovation and expansion program, while nearby a new Regent property gets set to open.
Moevenpick recently announced a project in Jimbaran and more international branding's will hit headlines soon.
As street traffic remains grid locked and both local and expat residents talk the talk of overbuilding and a changing island (does this sound familiar to those in Phuket). Development continues unabated.
While APEC has lit the jet speed afterburners, what will happen after the big event appears to have been placed in the back seat for now,
For Phuket, the next decade will see Bali continue become an increasing force to be reckoned with, with it's large convention center, bright shiny new airport and impressive hotels – so competition will be intense.

Other News

Read more

After The Sandbox – Phuket Hotels Ask What’s Next?

Category: Hotels, Posted:16 Sep 2021 | 09:37 am The resort island of Phuket’s proof of concept Sandbox advantage looks to dramatically change come October. Since the first of July island hotels have experienced considerably higher occupancy levels and much-needed revenue from international arrivals. This has been Sandbox generated, and travelers, not necessarily tourists. Bangkokians fleeing the red zone situation have also aided in […]
Read more

Remembering Florian Hallermann

Category: Hotels, Posted:16 Sep 2021 | 08:56 am We’d like to take a moment to remember Zeavola General Manager Florian Hallermann. Florian tragically died in a hiking accident in Ko Phi Phi. He was a familiar face in Greater Phuket hospitality circles for many years and well-loved in Ko Phi Phi, which was his last posting. Looking back at the start of our […]
Read more

The Thaiger Digital Summit – Seven Thai Tech Start-Ups Speak Out

Category: Real estate, Posted:11 Sep 2021 | 10:02 am Disrupt or Die. Tune in to a full-tilt, one-hour online event led by The Thaiger’s Co-Founder and leading digital entrepreneur Michael Kenner. On the virtual stage will be fast-paced conversations with seven amazing start-up disruptors who are set to change Thailand’s online space. From super apps, the sharing economy, big data, to taking business off […]