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September 20, 2014

Mantra Group plans to open 20 hotels in Bali and Jakarta

Mantra’s $30m plan to expand its Bali footprint 

THE listed Mantra Group will manage a new hotel in Bali — its fourth property on the so-called island of the gods. Mantra Group managing ­director Bob East has big plans for Bali, given its popularity with Australian tourists and the ­increasing numbers of in Indon­esian domestic tourist arrivals.

Hotel operator Mantra Group plans to open 20 hotels in Bali and Jakarta

Hotel operator Mantra Group plans to open 20 hotels in Bali and Jakarta in the next three years. Mantra Hotels & Resorts, is set to open its first hotel in Asia with a new resort development in Bali opening in December. Mantra has partnered with MJB Hoteliers on this exciting new project and Managing Director, and well known hotel identity in Indonesia, Michael Burchett said he was very positive about the impact of the Mantra brand in the region. "The Mantra brand has excellent traction with the Australian market and to be the first Mantra hotel in Indonesia is a very exciting prospect," he said.

"The extensive distribution network and the dynamic marketing campaigns that Mantra has built around the association with Pat Rafter will create some amazing opportunities for us." The Mantra Nusa Dua is the first of a series of properties to be opened in Bali by Mantra Group with properties also planned for development in Lombok and Seminyak over the next two years under the Group's luxury Peppers accommodation brand. 

The expansion into Asia complements the Group's extensive growth in the Pacific which has seen a further five properties added to the Australian and New Zealand network of Peppers retreats and resorts this year.  

The New Zealand network will see another Peppers property in Marlborough Sounds and a Mantra in Lake Tekapo join the network by the end of 2012. A new Peppers development on Naisoso Island in Fiji is also set for opening in 2014.  
ABOUT MANTRA GROUP
Mantra Group is a leading manager and marketer of hotels and resorts in Australia and New Zealand. The Group owns and operates three well-known and trusted brands - Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree. With over 110 properties and 15,000 rooms under management, Mantra Group is the second largest accommodation operator within Australia. The Group is positioned to offer both leisure and business style accommodation ranging from self-contained apartments to luxury resorts and retreats. 

The largest Australian based hotel and resort marketer and operator, Mantra Group has over 11,400 rooms under management for owners in properties across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
Our diverse asset base, brand ownership, streamlined centralised operations, advanced IT infrastructure and sales and marketing teams make us Australia's strongest hospitality management group.

Today, Mantra Group is a highly experienced management team, supported by:

3500+ people of whom, 1100+ are property management and maintenance staff looking after: 10,000+ owners, 110+ properties, 11400+ rooms, providing more than 2,300,000 guest nights every year.
Mantra Group is a leading Australian accommodation operator with the second largest network of hotels, resorts and serviced apartment properties in Australia (by total room number). Mantra Group has a total portfolio of 114 properties and over 11,400 rooms across Australia, New Zealand and in Indonesia.
Properties in Mantra Group's portfolio range from luxury retreats and coastal resorts to serviced apartments in CBD and key leisure destinations, under its three key brands: Peppers Mantra and BreakFree. In addition to providing accommodation, Mantra Group's core services including management of guest relations and reception areas, restaurants and bars, conference and function centres, pool and entertainment facilities and offices.
Mantra Group has a team of approximately 3,500 employees who carry out its core functions including operations, sales marketing and distribution, portfolio and asset management, information technology and corporate activities.
 
Source: Mantra Group
We are also pleased to announce that the Mantra Group has appointed Mr Djinaldi Gosana , the former executive director of Bali Hotels Association, as the Development Manager In Indonesia  

Mantra Group will continue to work with them to secure further development and acquisition opportunities in Bali across all three of Mantra Group's brands - Peppers, Mantra and BreakFree - over the next 12 months. Negotiations are under way on a further six hotels, two which will carry the Mantra name as well as well the first BreakFree property - Mantra Group's economy style brand. Another three properties in the pipeline will see the luxury Peppers brand make its debut into the market.
"We see Indonesia as a very attractive growth destination - it is short-haul with consistent and inexpensive air access, has an attractive exchange rate and is popular with Australian and New Zealand leisure visitors.
"There is a rapidly growing Indonesian middle class with domestic tourism a huge growth market and both private and public organisations are focused on infrastructure investment into transport, accommodation and event venues.
"With this in mind we have a mandate to expand our network and leverage our systems, strong brands and expertise in hotels and apartment hotels."
The expansion into Asia complements the Group's extensive growth in the Australian and New Zealand network. A new Peppers development on Naisoso Island in Fiji is also due to start construction in 2014.

The popular Sentosa Seminyak Resort has just been rebranded by the Mantra Group as The Peppers Sentosa Seminyak, reflecting the hotel’s need to re-invent itself to maintain pace among Bali’s highly competitive resort sector. The rebranding exercise will introduce the first Peppers in Indonesia.
The resort is located along one of Bali’s major beach destinations; this part of the island provides the perfect setting for its 177 rooms, including 49 pool villas, ranging from 3 to 5 bedrooms.
Peppers Sentosa Seminyak also includes a restaurant by famed Australian chef Luke Mangan, a spa and MICE facilities. The Mantra Group is now planning to launch two more Peppers and Mantra properties in Indonesia, details of which are expected to be announced before the end of 2014.

Bali’s idyllic Seminyak Beach is known as the place to be as it is home to the island’s best restaurants, bars and boutique shopping.
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