CENTARA Hotels & Resorts will soft open its second Bali resort property, Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas, in 3Q2012.

Originally scheduled to soft open in December 2011 , the five–star resort’s design concept is based on a blending of Chinese and Indonesian-Malay cultural styles.

The property will offer 68 suites with the option of a private pool, lagoon access or private Jacuzzi, and 14 private pool villas with one, two or three bedrooms and butler service.

Facilities include a Spa Cenvaree with nine treatment rooms, two large pools, a fitness centre, a club lounge, a library, five meeting rooms, and a 37.5m2 boardroom. F&B options include a fine-dining Asian restaurant, an all-day outlet, and two bars.

“Our main market for Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas will be the leisure and honeymoon sectors, but due to the location of the resort next to the Bali Convention Centre, a large part of our business will also be from the meetings and events sector,” said Martin Heiniger, cluster general manager, Centara Hotels & Resorts Bali.

“The market mix for MICE is forecast at 60 per cent domestic and 40 per cent international,” he added.

Centara’s inaugural resort in Bali is the Centra Taum Seminyak Bali, located in the centre of Krobokan, at Seminyak.

“The opening of Centara Grand Nusa Dua Resort & Villas provides Centara guests with the option of the new five-star Grand brand resort, or the Centra value brand, at two very popular destinations on the island,” said Heiniger.