Tuesday 16 November 2010

Royal style in Seminyak as MGallery launches label in Bali

The MGallery Label to debut on the mystical island of Bali

MGallery Label first for the 'Island of the Gods' - and heralds the arrival of 'the art of staying'

MGallery, the boutique label of the global hotel group Accor, debuted on the island of Bali on November 1, launching The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali (formerly Sofitel Bali Seminyak).  The hotel is ideally located on Seminyak Beach wedged between the cosmopolitan, urban Seminyak and the Indian Ocean

The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali offers guests the tranquility of 4.5 hectares of lush jungle gardens interspersed with 128 guest rooms and 17 deluxe villas.  The gardens provide resort guests with a place for respite and natural space and which can be explored via pathways that meander through the beach side resort, in the style of a traditional Balinese village, ending on the sands of Seminyak Beach.

Step from the serenity of the resort's tropical gardens into the street-scape of contemporary shopping and many of Bali's best restaurants and bars that have gravitated to the Seminyak area.

Stephane Bryer, General Manager of The Royal Beach Seminyak said, "I am delighted to be bringing the MGallery 'art of staying' philosophy to this extraordinary hotel.  The very rich Balinese culture provides abundant inspiration in influencing the design of the resort and services that will shape the experience for resort guests."

The MGallery collection consists of a selection of upscale hotels, each one with a striking personality and each telling a story that guests experience through the hotels special features and characteristics.  The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali is in every sense an expression of the mystical Island of Bali, visible through the architecture and style and complimented by the services which have been inspired by the Hindu rituals of Balinese culture.

Faithful to their pleasure based philosophy promoting the discovery of new delights, all hotels within the MGallery collection believe that escapes should be enhanced through gastronomy.  The Royal Beach Seminyak delivers authentic Balinese and Indonesian dishes flavoured with the intense native spices that are abundant and provide Indonesia the mantle of the "Spice Isle'.  Dining experiences at the resort include a breakfast which is served poolside and where the freshest of local fruit and produce are combined with classically western dishes providing for an abundant, hearty and grand meal.

Accommodation at the resort is contemporary and blends modern plush comfort with Balinese accents.  From the soothing and calming comfort of the specifically designed bedding to the L'Occitane bathroom amenities, guests will discover a place for serenity, calm and pleasure.

The private pool villas provide space, extraordinary comfort, ultimate privacy and the services of a personal butler.  One and two bedroom villas, all with private swimming pools and jacuzzis, are surrounded by frangipani plants providing a natural fragrance that guests will remember well after their holiday.

Bali is the birth place of many spa rituals that are performed as a part of treatments the world over.  Namaya Spa offers an array of indulgent therapeutic treatments designed to free the mind, heel the body and find ultimate relaxation.   

The Royal Beach Seminyak joins a collection of hotels around the world from the finest of pedigrees, and on November 5th, Kristin Scott Thomas, s

tar of the multi Academy Award winning film The English Patient, Kristin Scott Thomas, was officially appointed as the Ambassador for Accor's luxury boutique hotel label, MGallery.

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Located at Bali's second highest peak, Batukaru Volcano is revered by Balinese Hindu's and nowhere more so than at Batukaru Temple.  This visit and tour of this working temple or Pura as it is known by Balinese will enable you to stimulate all of the senses of sight, sound and scent as locals engage in their traditional rituals.  After leaving the temple you will stop at Jatiluwih, where amongst the rice paddies you will enjoy a picnic lunch.  Departing the hotel at 9am and returning at 4pm this tour will enable you to see both urban and rural life of Bali and take in some of the islands beauty.  This full day excursion is priced at Rp 550,000 net per person with a minimum of two persons for guests of The Royal Beach Seminyak. 

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MGallery is a collection of upscale hotels that are remarkable in their personality. They will appeal to individual travelers looking for distinctive services or seeking a place with a true soul.

Whether located downtown or in prime tourist areas, each hotel in the collection offers a distinctive setting in which guests will enjoy an original hotel experience reflecting a philosophy of pleasure.

Launched in September 2008 by Accor, it now extends to the five continents with 30 properties and will comprise more than 40 hotels by year-end 2010.

More information about the hotels in the MGallery collection is available on the website.

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