Westin Expects Bali Resort to Open by 2000

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SEATTLE -- Westin Hotels & Resorts is developing a five-star property in Bali expected to open in 2000. The Westin Resort Pecatu Bay will be a part of the Pecatu Indah Resort, a $1.6 billion integrated resort development that is expected to rival the popular Nusa Dua development, also located in resort-rich southern Bali.

According to Westin, the master plan for the 1,605-acre Pecatu Indah Resort will be make up of three major components: a modern tourism complex, a low-density residential real estate development and a self-contained Balinese city.

Attractions will include beachfront hotels, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 3,500 private houses, a theme park, a botanical garden, a cultural village, a shopping mall, a museum, a marina, a medical center, a retirement village, an international school and a sports stadium.

The Westin resort will be owned by the Indonesian company Luminary, which will invest more than $80 million in the property, according to the chain. The new resort will offer ocean- and golf-course-view rooms and will target upscale leisure travelers, honeymooners, golfers and meetings and incentive groups, Westin said.

Other features of the 400-room hotel include 10 beach bungalows; four restaurants and lounges; health club facilities, including a swimming pool, massage service and sauna; two tennis courts and two squash courts; meeting-room facilities catering up to 300 people, and a Westin to Kids Club, among other components.

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