SmartOtels signed an agreement over the weekend to represent Uppala Villas & Resorts, Bali, Indonesia exclusively for sales in the U.K. and certain European markets. This currently concerns the two existing properties – the luxury Uppala Villas and Spa, Umalas and mid-market Uppala Villas Seminyak. Both properties are strategically located in North Kuta, Bali and provide very spacious villas with excellent amenities that include a private pool for each villa.
A tropical island just 8 degrees south of the Equator, Bali is, of course, a popular destination for U.K. and European tourists looking for something really special away from longer established destinations. The central part of the island includes a thriving business district and the island attracts long stay corporate and expatriate business as well as shorter term tourist stays.
Uppala Villas and Spa, Umalas is a luxury resort of 36 villas of One, Two and Three Bedrooms, each extremely spacious and with lounge, dining area, kitchen and ample bathrooms as well as a private terrace area and pool. Villas are furnished in a contemporary style. Opened in August 2013 the resort includes up to the moment facilities, daily housekeeping and a full Reception and Concierge, as well as a Restaurant and Spa. A complimentary electric buggy is provided for guests to move around the resort and free transfers to local beaches, Seminyak Square and the airport are also included.
Uppala Villas Seminyak is a mid-market resort of 52 villas of One Bedroom and Two Bedrooms also well located in the lively area of Kerobakan, North Kuta, which is the focal point for business and night life in Bali. Catering to guests on a budget, Uppala Villas Seminyak, which opened in March 2013, nevertheless includes most of the same facilities as Uppala Villas and Spa, Umalas. Villas are also spacious and each has a private pool. Guests can cater for themselves with the well equipped kitchen or eat at the resort’s Palm Cafe, which provides an excellent breakfast and offers Indonesian cuisine at other times of day.
Joaquin Cababie, co-founder and COO of SmartOtels said: “We are delighted to have been able to form a partnership with Uppala Villas & Resorts with these newly opened properties which give us good inventory and excellent rates for SmartOtels to offer exclusively to tour operators and niche agents in the U.K., Italy and Spain. These are excellent quality and value resorts with strong appeal to both leisure and corporate clients in those markets.”
Matthew Brooks, co-founder and CEO of Smartotels added: “Bringing a strong partner on board in Bali is a strategic move which will complement very well the further properties we expect to finalise agreements with across the South East Asia region in the next few weeks following Joaquin’s extensive tour of the region. I am particularly delighted that we have been able to announce this agreement in time for World Travel Market, taking place here in London, which will be the fourth major travel trade event attended by SmartOtels in just a few weeks.”
Joaquin will be staying on in Bangkok, Thailand for a few weeks more to finalise agreements with resorts and hoteliers already seen whilst Matthew and Joaquin both get sales under way from across Europe for a our latest partner. Expect more exciting news from SmartOtels very soon!
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