The Chedi Sakala Bali opened recently, boasting purpose-built facilities for large-scale conferences and weddings, which is a first for a General Hotel Management (GHM) property. Virtually all GHM hotels until now have smaller MICE spaces.
The Chedi Sakala has a 630mÂ˛ ballroom which can accommodate up to 400 people. It is fitted with adjustable ambient lighting and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. The Chedi Ballroom can be partitioned into six smaller rooms with ample breakout space for light refreshment and informal conversation.
Two of those spaces â€“ the Batur and Agung rooms, named after Baliâ€™s two highest peaks â€“ can hold up to 175 people, depending on the seating plan. They can also be combined to double the capacity.
A few steps down, Tanjung Benoa Beach can be set up for gatherings, while the immediate poolside area can entertain 350 pax for a buffet reception.
Planners who wish to host a rooftop party can book one of two sprawling skydecks which overlook the pool, beach and ocean. Each skydeck bridges the gap between two kul kul towers, a traditional Balinese structure reminiscent in form and function to a Western church steeple. Each tower features a room designed for small private dinners or meetings.
The third GHM hotel to open on Bali, The Chedi Sakala is located half an hour from the international airport in Denpasar and 10 minutes from the islandâ€™s largest convention centre.