Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s portfolio of independent hotels, is continuing its global growth with the opening of its first property in Asia Pacific, The Stones Hotel Legian in Bali, Indonesia.
The Stones marks the 36th hotel to be added to the collection’s rapidly expanding roster of independent hotels in key destinations throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.
According to Marriott, the portfolio is on track to include nearly 40 hotels by year end – marking an average of one property joining per month since the collection’s inception in 2010.
“We are thrilled to introduce Autograph Collection to Asia,” said Marriott International’s President and Managing Director for Asia Pacific,Simon Cooper.
“Bali represents the ideal location to launch this dynamic new concept for Marriott International, developed for travellers who seek an extraordinary independent hotel experience.
“We are confident our guests will respond positively to Autograph Collection as yet another offering within the Marriott International portfolio in the region.”
According to the company, each Autograph Collection hotel “possesses its own distinct identity and appeals to discerning travellers who are looking for a creative experience that only an independent hotel can deliver”.
“The Stones will offer premier accommodations, amenities and services, as well as exclusive, tailored experiences, in a world-class destination,” said Marriott International’s Senior Vice President of Lifestyle Brands, Tina Edmundson. “Welcoming this hotel to Autograph Collection provides us with the opportunity to continually present outstanding travel options to people all around the world.
“It’s exciting for us to make our Asia debut in such a remarkable area of the region.”
Located on the southern tip of Legian Beach on the resort island of Bali, The Stones offers 308 stylishly appointed guest rooms and 22 suites, including a palatial Presidential Suite.
The focal point of the property is the 3,000 square meter pool surrounded by private cabanas. The hotel features a wide selection of culinary offerings at three innovative restaurants: Stones Kitchen – a contemporary-designed restaurant serving European café food and beverages; Long Rice Table featuring authentic Indonesian dishes served in a casual and vibrant atmosphere with modern, Indonesian-inspired design; and Big Fish Bar and Grill, a casual poolside grill serving cocktails and snacks which transitions into an alfresco restaurant specializing in local seafood in the evening.