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Bali’s Second W hotel Wil Open In 2020, Injecting New Vitality Into The Ubud Region



W Hotel Bali Ubud is the second W hotel in Indonesia after the 2010 W Lulu Bali Hotel in Bali. The newly built W escape is expected to open in 2020, and the hotel’s bold design provides ready/on-demand service to bring a refreshing experience to Ubud.

W Marriott, a luxury brand under Marriott International, announced that it will work with the Indonesian Ruang Teknik Group to create a brand new W Escape – W Hotel Bali Ubud, with bold design and branded on-demand service for Bali Ubud, the cultural and artistic center of the island.

The W Hotel Bali Ubud is situated on a hilltop facing the rising sun, and the south side offers a panoramic view of the Tanggayuda Valley. It will break the guest’s impression of Ubud and recreate the dreamlike travel experience with a multi-cultural atmosphere and amazing art design. Whether it’s meditation on the top of the mountain at sunrise or dancing in the jungle under the stars, W Hotel Bali Ubud is dedicated to meeting the guests’ thoughts and thoughts and bringing an unforgettable vacation.

The W Hotel Bali Ubud redefines the destination of modern luxury, drawing inspiration from society, history and nature and blending into the design of the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms. Stepping into the hotel, guests can delve into the modern interpretation of Balinese traditional art and culture by local artists, and experience the cool and scenic jungle sunsets in the stunning lounge. The hotel features 100 stylish and avant-garde rooms and suites, including 10 villas with private pools and an EWOW suite (the W brand’s modern interpretation of the traditional presidential suite).

The hotel has two swimming pools where guests can soak up the sun while swimming. The WET Deck terrace is presented in a stepped shape inspired by the local rice fields. The quiet swimming pool on one side helps guests to spend their leisure time in peace and quiet. At the poolside sunset bar, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the island and a new interpretation of traditional batik and woven patterns. W’s iconic AWAY Spa features a large open social platform where guests can stay away from the world and relax with a variety of local treatments.

As the brand’s newest W Escape, the restaurants and bars at the W Ubud Hotel Bali will create an international fusion of authentic Balinese cuisine.

W Bali Ubud is only an hour’s drive from Bali Denpasar International Airport and has excellent transportation. Nearby are Swing Adventure Park, Mountain Rafting, Monkey Forest Park, Bali’s famous rice terraces and temples, as well as attractions and entertainment, as well as the popular Bohemian coffee culture and delicious Asian restaurants. Create an extraordinary experience of adrenaline soaring for guests.

The W Hotel in Ubud, Bali, would help W to expand its global reach as a member of the W hotel group. The expansion plan also includes the recently opened W Palm Hotel in Dubai (February 2019) and the opening of the Chengdu W Hotel, the Aspen W Hotel, the Ibiza W Hotel and the Abu Dhabi Yas Island W Hotel.

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Marriott Temporarily Closed 1825 Hotels Worldwide, 70 In China Reopened



Yogyakarta Marriott Exterior
Marriott International announced its first quarter results on the evening of April 14, The key performance indicator, Revenue per Available Room (RevPAR), is expected to decline by 23% globally. Marriott now initially plans to close 25% of the world’s hotels (about 1825 hotels), including 870 in North America and 500 in Europe. In addition, more than 70 hotels in China have reopened.
Marriott International
Marriott International

According to the report, in March, Marriott Global Hotel’s RevPAR(revenue per available room) is expected to fall by 60%. Over the same period, North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe fell by 57%, 74%, and 71% respectively; the Caribbean and Latin America fell by 57%; the Middle East and Africa also fell by 56%.

The company anticipates further hotel closures and erosion in RevPAR performance and does not expect to see a material improvement until there is a view that the spread of COVID-19 has moderated and governments have lifted restrictions. Marriott cannot presently estimate the financial impact of this unprecedented situation, which is highly dependent on the severity and duration of the pandemic, but expects that it will continue to be material to the company’s results.

A Marriott spokesman said in the announcement: “Because of the uncertainty of the severity and duration of the coronavirus epidemic, Marriott is currently unable to estimate the specific impact of the current situation on the Group’s finances. Although China has begun an initial recovery, the rest of the world has not yet sthbilized and it is expected that there will not be a substantial improvement in the next performance. “

Before the crisis subsides and travel restrictions are lifted, Marriott’s preliminary plan would be to temporarily close about 25% of Marriott’s more than 7,300 hotels worldwide. According to statistics, the current hotel occupancy rate in North America is only 10%, and 870 hotels in the region will be temporarily closed; the occupancy rate in Europe is also less than 10%, and about 500 hotels are temporarily closed.

It is worth noting that in the first week of April, the occupancy rate of the Marriott Hotel in Greater China rose to about 20%. According to STR data, the hotel occupancy rate in mainland China once hit a new low of 7% in early February. More than 90 Marriott hotels that were temporarily closed in China in the past have now reopened more than 70 hotels.

Shanghai Marriott Pudong Exterior
Shanghai Marriott Pudong Exterior

In the current major economies of the world, the Chinese hotel industry is expected to be the least affected by the pandemic. International hotel groups will pay more attention to the Chinese market in the future. Therefore, industry insiders believe that the corporate values of hotel management companies will not be changed by this, and the number of hotel contracted post-2020 pandemic period will remain stable and hotel investments will be more rational.

At present, the spread of the global pandemic continues to affect the performance of the world’s largest hotel company, and the Marriott Group is still waiting for stability in other parts of the world.

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Marriott Bonvoy Extends Elite Status Globally



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From a press statement update from the CEO of Marriott International today, Marriott is extending Marriott Bonvoy elite membership status globally for a year. These includes all elite levels from Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium, and all the way to Ambassador.

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy

“For Our Marriott Bonvoy Members

I also want to take a moment to address our Marriott Bonvoy members. Like many of you, frequent travel is a way of life for me and most of the Marriott team. It is the way we connect, get inspired and evolve our business every day. While it is the right thing to do, it’s been hard not to be able to travel. We know that when you get back in the air and on the road, your points and status will be important to you.

  • Status Extension: We want you to be able to enjoy the status that you earned in 2019. With that in mind, the status you earned in 2019 will be extended to February 2022.
  • Points Expiration: To provide you ample time to redeem points, the expiration of points will be paused until February 2021. At that time, your points will only expire if your account has been inactive for at least 24 months.

As the days unfold, we will continue to monitor and evolve our program requirements as necessary.

We’ve heard from many of you asking how you can help. Through Marriott Bonvoy’s Giving Platform, you can donate your Marriott Bonvoy points to relief organizations that are active in COVID-19 responses around the world and that Marriott is also supporting, including the American Red Cross, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, UNICEF and World Central Kitchen.

Thank you for being a member of our loyalty program or simply for staying with us – we consider you a part of the extended Marriott family. We will travel again, and we can’t wait to welcome you back.

Until that day comes, stay well.

Arne M. Sorenson
President and Chief Executive Officer”

Our Continued Efforts: We Will Travel Again

This is wonderful news after the extension policy was released for the Greater China region earlier this year, now Marriott has stated that they will come back with more updates for those who would like to qualify for elite status this year regarding how they would adjust the elite qualifying requirements.

Reservation flexibility in this period still applies til June 30, 2020 as updated as follows:

“For Our Customers

We remain committed to ensuring our customers experience flexibility during these challenging times, so we have further extended our cancellation policy and I wanted to give you an update on those changes.

For guests with existing reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival, as long as the change or cancellation is made by June 30, 2020. Please note that any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate differences.

For guests making new reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between March 13 and June 30, 2020, we will allow the reservation to be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date.

Please continue to visit our website for the most up-to-date information.”

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