Ovolo Hotels expands to Indonesia with key Bali acquisition

by James Wilkinson

First Hong Kong, then Australia, now Indonesia. Hong Kong-based Ovolo Group has added a third country to its growing property portfolio, today opening its doors for the first time in the Indonesian holiday island of Bali.

The 194-room resort was formerly the Citadines Kuta Beach Bali, which offers 182 studio hotel rooms, nine one-bedroom villas and three two-bedroom suites. Guest facilities also include an all-day restaurant, rooftop pool and bar, fitness centre and conference facilities for the MICE industry. A formal name for the company’s new Indonesian property has not yet been formalised.

Early next year, the property is expected to be formally rebranded and a timeline for refurbishment established in order to bring it in line with the Ovolo philosophy.

As the company plots further expansion in Southeast Asia and Australia, today’s move cements its intentions into new markets, with the company previously flagging intentions to grow into the United States, United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Ovolo Group Founder and CEO, Girish Jhunjhnuwala, said the company was looking forward to bringing a new style of hospitality to Bali.

“This acquisition demonstrates our vision to become a truly global hospitality company, offering guests unrivalled effortless experiences across our hotels, bars and restaurants.

“We look forward to being able to reinvent this hotel and it’s food and drink concepts in true Ovolo style.”