Marriott’s Autograph Collection Opens First Asian Property in Bali
By James Ruggia
November 08, 2012 10:36 PM
The Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s portfolio of independent hotels, is opening its first property in Asia Pacific. Newly opened, The Stones Legian, Bali, is located on the southern tip of Bali’s Legian Beach. The Stones opens as a new hotel, blending beach simplicity with urban chic. The Stones offers 308 guest rooms and 22 suites, including a palatial Presidential Suite.
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. 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.
Each Autograph Collection hotel possesses its own distinct identity and appeals to travelers who are looking for a creative experience that only an independent hotel can deliver. Joining Autograph Collection allows each property to further showcase its own personality. Through the collection, each hotel gains access to Marriott International’s global sales and marketing channels, including the Marriott Rewards loyalty program.
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 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 & Grill, a casual poolside grill serving cocktails and snacks which transitions into an alfresco restaurant specializing in local seafood in the evening. The hotel’s Celestine Spa offers five treatment rooms and three massage lounges. Finding inspiration in traditional Balinese massage and body treatments, the spa features natural spa products by Ritual Alami.