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Banyan Tree Ungasan officially opens with a star-studded event


22 Jan 2011

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Bali, Indonesia– Over 400 guests, including celebrities, partners, and socialites celebrated the grand opening of Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali in spectacular fashion in an event themed “Soul of Bali”. 
Showcasing an exciting evening of entertainment and festivities featuring fire jugglers and street performers, the night started off with popular Indonesian artiste Tompi performing with his acoustic band. This was followed by duet Indonesian performers Vina Panduwinata and Syaharani and two fashion shows featuring swimsuits by NicoNico from Germany and APPMI (Assosiasi Perancang Pengusaha Mode Indonesia/Association for Indonesian Fashion Designer and Industry).

Guests were treated to a special performance by Anggun, who started off her successful career in Indonesia before achieving fame as an international artiste. The evening ended off with a dazzling display of fireworks and guests continued the evening with music from celebrity DJs Riri and Anastasia.

Recognised by Condé Nast Traveler USA magazine as one of the 45 best new hotels to open in this year’s “Hot List”, Banyan Tree Ungasan offers 73 stunning pool villas perched on the pristine southernmost cliffs. Located just 35 minutes by car from Ngurah Rai International Airport and the thriving beaches of Kuta, Seminyak and Sanur, the resort promises panoramic ocean views, effortless rejuvenation and unforgettable cultural discoveries for new and return visitors to Bali alike.

The jewel in its crown is Ju-Ma-Na restaurant, a unique addition to Bali's culinary scene with its novel cuisine, impeccable service and dramatic cliff-edge views of the Indian Ocean. A winning combination of degustation meals, themed dining events and a stellar wine collection has drawn celebrities, gourmands and the region’s with ‘It’ crowd to regularly imbibe the modern ambiance tinged with Moroccan accents.Tamarind restaurant, set in the tranquil surroundings of the Banyan Tree Spa, serves a variety of wholesome and delicious dishes such as grilled prawns with tomato fondue, alongside a menu of Jamu herbal drinks inspired by traditional recipes, whilst Bambu restaurant presents popular international and Asian specialties, including Bali’s signature item, bebek betutu, a 25-spice roasted duck dish, served up tableside for two.

Testament to their culinary expertise, Banyan Tree Ungasan, Bali recently achieved runner-up position in the recent MLA Black Box Culinary Challenge 2010, which saw 12 of the top five star hotels and resorts from Bali, competing for top honours. Organised by Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), the competition is aimed at encouraging young professionals to work and compete in a team format, as well as display their skills and talents in an external catering environment.