NEXT PHASE OF EXPANSION INTO SOUTH EAST ASIA IN PARTNERSHIP WITH KAJA GROUP AND ALILA HOTELS & RESORTS
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (8 September 2016) – Hakkasan Group, the global hospitality company, today announced plans to open two new venues at The Cliff at Alila Villas Uluwatu. The destination resort will host the world’s first OMNIA Dayclub and luxury Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana in Bali with partners KAJA Group and Alila Hotel & Resorts.
The development of these two brands in Bali is the largest investment of its kind in Indonesia and will generate 150 jobs when they open in Q3 2017, with around 250 additional jobs through the construction of the site.
The Indonesian Government has a target of 20 million tourists annually by 2020 so this is set to increase the demand for luxury hospitality. This dynamic partnership is preempting this with a revolutionary new destination in Bali that will change the face of hospitality in Indonesia and reposition the region as a must-see travel spot for tourists.This is the next stage in the partnership announced last year, which will also see Sake no Hana, OMNIA Nightclub and Hakkasan restaurant opening in partnership with KAJA Group and Alila Hotels & Resorts in Alila SCBD Hotel, Jakarta. When complete, the three luxury experiences will bring 339 jobs to the capital city.The partnership and investment from KAJA Group in both Jakarta and Bali totals $38 million.
It is a continuation of Hakkasan Group’s business strategy of taking its brand portfolio into new high-growth markets across the world and demonstrates its commitment to investing in the region.Once these initial projects are completed, Hakkasan Group intends to expand within Indonesia and across South East Asia to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia. Commenting on the announcement, Neil Moffitt, Hakkasan Group CEO said:
“Two in every five tourists visit Bali while in Indonesia and the country’s young, and increasingly urban population makes it one of the fastest-growing consumer markets in the world. These factors create a unique opportunity for Hakkasan Group to enter the market at this time.
“For Hakkasan Group, choosing like-minded partners has always been key for us. Alila Hotels & Resorts has the same focus and passion for excellence in culinary experiences and impeccable service while KAJA Group has enabled us to bring this luxury experience to visitors to Bali.”
Franky Tjahyadikarta, President Director BUVA Group (parent company of KAJA Group) said:
“Being a homegrown Indonesian company, we are always striving for brand differentiation which drove us to develop the best in leisure destinations; first with hotels and now onto food and entertainment with Hakkasan Group, a global leader in its class. We are incredibly proud to deliver another first in Indonesia and South Asia.”
Andrew Tjahyadikarta, President Director KAJA Group said:
“We are very excited to work with Hakkasan Group and Alila. We are certain we can introduce the most amazing day-life and nightlife concepts to the region.”
Frederic Simon, CEO Alila Hotels & Resorts, said:
“We are proud to partner with KAJA Group in presenting the renowned Hakkasan Group hospitality brands to the Alila clientele, chalking yet another first in Bali.
“Above all, we are excited to be creating more career and learning opportunities for the local Balinese community which will benefit and support our industry.”