Australia-based hospitality firm Mantra Group will expand its portfolio in Asia with the launch of a new resort under its Peppers brand in March 2014.
The villa resort, which will be rebranded as Peppers Sentosa Seminyak, represents the second property for the group in Indonesia following the launch of the Mantra Nusa Dua in late 2012.
The property has a total of 177 rooms divided into 49 three-, four- and five-bedroom luxury villas featuring private swimming pools amidst tropical gardens and lotus ponds with a large poolside Bale for relaxation and massages.
Mantra Group CEO Bob East said the group is very proud to have a resort the quality of Sentosa Seminyak carry the Peppers name.
"To see the brand evolve from a group of small boutique retreats nearly 30 years ago to then include larger scale resorts in Australia and New Zealand, and now move into Asia is a historic occasion," East added.
Salt tapas & bar, Australian chef Luke Mangan’s signature restaurant at the hotel, is headed by Sydney chef Angus Harrison and offers fresh local produce, complemented by a large wine list.
The restaurant is also suitable for conducting meetings, while the villas – ranging from 450m² for a three-bedroom villa to 1,070m² for a four-bedroom duplex villa – can also be used for small gatherings.
Amenities at the property include a spa offering beauty treatments, massages, wellness therapies and healing treatments along with full scale wellness escapes including nutrition, yoga and detox treatments.
Currently, the company has two other Peppers and Mantra properties in Indonesia in the pipeline that are expected to be announced in the first half of 2014.
The Peppers brand, which started 30 years ago with the opening of Peppers Guest House in the Hunter Valley, now comprises a collection of 28 retreats and resorts across Australia and New Zealand.