(hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Meliá Hotels International continues to grow in Indonesia, its most important destination in Asia Pacific in which it is committed to increasing its leadership, and has announced a new resort under the Meliá Hotels & Resorts brand in Gili Tangkong, an almost deserted 15-hectare paradise island in Lombok.
The hotel, owned by PT Martel, a respected hotel developer in Indonesia will enjoy a privileged location: a haven of privacy on a deserted, white-sand beach lapped by the crystal-clear waters of the Bali Sea, and surrounded by one of the most beautiful Coral reefs in the world. Meliá Lombok Tangkong will open in 2018 with 65 individual luxury villas and 40 hotel rooms, some built on stilts over the sea or with their own private swimming pool. They will count with one to three bedrooms in a modern style yet perfectly integrated with the pristine natural environment of the island.
The resort will also have numerous additional facilities for guests to enjoy an intimate and relaxing stay, such as a fabulous spa with open-air spaces and panoramic sea views in one of the finest locations in the resort, as well as several dining options, a swimming pool, hilltop viewing deck, yoga and meditation areas, banquet hall, helipad, marina, walking trail, biking track and fantastic sports and entertainment facilities.
Lombok Island is very well connected with the major Indonesian airports, with direct flights to Singapore and Malaysia. The small island of Gili Tangkong can be visited by boat from Sekotong Bay, about an hour’s drive from Lombok international airport.
The addition of the Meliá Lombok Tangkong allows the Spanish hotel company to continue to strengthen its presence in Indonesia, a key growth market in the region in which it currently operates five hotels in Bali, Jakarta and Jogjakarta, together with nine other hotel projects under development.