Plans for Club Med Lombok announced by CEO
Club Med, the pioneer of the Premium All-Inclusive holiday concept, has announced plans to open Club Med Lombok, the third resort in Indonesia following Club Med Bali and Club Med Bintan Island. Situated in the tranquil waters and abundant nature of Lombok, the new island resort offers families, couples, and corporate groups an exotic and eventful holiday experience filled with authentic and rich discoveries.
The announcement of the new property was made on Tuesday 6 September, with the CEO and President of Club Med, Mr Henri Giscard d’Estaing, flying into Club Med Bali to reveal the exciting news to selected guests and media, including LATTE.
Creating growth opportunities in Mandalika Lombok
Club Med expects to cultivate and drive a huge impact to the region with the opening of the brand new resort. “In present day, Club Med has received over 80,000 guests on an annual basis, from more than 30 nationalities to Club Med Bali and Bintan Island,” shared Mr. Henri Giscard d’Estaing, CEO of Club Med.
“We foresee Club Med Lombok to receive a high volume of international attention and clients, and raise global awareness for Lombok as a premium holiday destination. The opening of this resort will also directly create over 350 jobs locally, contributing to the growth of the tourism industry.”
Partnership with Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC)
Working in partnership with ITDC, Club Med commits to managing and operating the upscale resort as part of a concentrated effort to bring in more visitors to Indonesia. Taking into account various qualities such as diverse and unique cultures, exceptional nature and a keen sense of hospitality, Indonesia’s tourism industry exhibits vast growth potential, having grown at an average of seven per cent per year since 2010 and targeted to surpass 10 million visitors in 2016.
Historically, Club Med has actively sought and developed resorts in then undiscovered gems, such as Cancun, Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, and more.
Having worked with the government for 30 years since the launches of the first two resorts in Indonesia, Club Med is the first international operator to recognise the possibilities in Indonesian destinations.
The beautiful island of Lombok is part of a development plan, the Mandalika project, an initiative launched by the Indonesian government and ITDC to groom and cultivate the Mandalika into a new world class luxury ecotourism destination.
With over 40 years of experience in managing and developing a world-class tourism destination that is Nusa Dua, ITDC has already started delivering on the next prestigious development in the Mandalika with the aim of recreating the same global success that all the visitors are continuing to enjoy in Bali, Nusa Dua. The new destination will offer a unique experience that is different from other locations around the world. Located in the southern part of Lombok Island with more than 16 kilometres of sparkling white sandy beach, the Mandalika has been designed as an ecotourism destination from the offset, incorporating Clean Solar Cell Energy, Water Desalination Plants, and keeping over 51 per cent of the resort as an open ‘Green Space’, which will not only maintain and protect the natural beauty of the Mandalika scenery but also enhance the life and culture of the local people.
Contemporary nature-inspired resort with lively atmosphere
Spanning over a preserved site of 15 hectares with 650 metres of pristine aquamarine waters with powdery white sand, the new Club Med Lombok offers guests a plethora of sea activities, such as snorkelling, surfing, diving and more.
Guests to the new eco-chic designed resort will be able to enjoy:
- 350 rooms across a wide range of categories for all types of travellers, from superior to suite,
- A refined 5 Trident Luxury Space offering dedicated concierge and personalised services for suite guests,
- Restaurants serving international cuisine or offering “a la carte” menus with unparalleled view of the ocean,
- Bars serving free-flow drinks and alcoholic beverages,
- Kids’ Club facilities and dedicated services for ages two to 12,
- MICE facilities for companies seeking a professional yet unconventional & exceptional retreat for their employees,
- And over 50 activities within the resort, including opportunities to discover the beauteous culture and nature of Lombok Island.
Highly accessible with direct flights to the newly constructed Lombok International Airport for international and domestic guests, Club Med Lombok is a mere 30-minute drive away.
Lombok, the undiscovered gem of Indonesia
Lombok is a well-preserved island located east of Bali with fine destinations in the south, such as Mandalika. Blessed with over 16 kilometres of stunning natural landscapes and the rich culture of Indonesia, it is the ideal retreat for weary city dwellers and worldly travellers who seek an escape from the hectic schedule of city life. Guests at Club Med Lombok can look forward to reclining on the serene shores, or immersing themselves into the traditions and ways of exotic Indonesia.