Luxury Hotels: Carlson Hotels and The Mayapada Group have recently announced their new partnership to bring the luxury brand Regent® to Indonesia.

The Regent Bali, which is scheduled to open in 2011, will not only offer luxury accommodations and personalized service, but is expected to bring forth a new air of contemporary style to the highly sought-after destination.

This recent groundbreaking comes just shortly after Carlson Hotels announced that it will open a Regent property in Gurgaon, India.

Regent is renowned for superior luxury and service. The brand has an iconic historical legacy in Asia and a strong affinity to the region, said Mr. Jean-Marc Busato, managing director - Asia Pacific, Carlson Hotels. Our goal is to establish a Regent presence in every key gateway city and premier resort location in Asia Pacific.

Amidst swaying palms, white sand beaches and crystal blue water, The Regent Bali is located on Sanur Beach, one of the island's most exclusive areas. With each of the 110 guestrooms featuring Balinese-inspired décor, and with a wide array of dining options and on-site amenities, every aspect of the hotel is designed to provide guests with a truly luxurious experience.

Developed by Indonesian conglomerate The Mayapada Group, The Regent Bali will be operated by Carlson Hotels, one of the world's leading hotel companies. The accompanying Regent Residences Bali will be wholly-owned, developed and operated by The Mayapada Group.

The Regent Bali and branded residences will be a significant addition to the island's growing portfolio of luxury accommodations. Its highly distinctive brand name will play an integral role in attracting guests to the hotel, and we look forward to working with Regent to ensure the success of this development, said Mr. Dr. Tahir, chairman, The Mayapada Group.

Regent Hotels & Resorts in operation include The Regent Beijing, The Regent Berlin, The Regent Grand Hotel Bordeaux, The Regent Singapore, The Regent Taipei, The Regent Palms Turks and Caicos, and The Regent Esplanade Zagreb.

Additional hotels scheduled to open within the next three years include The Regent Emirates Pearl Abu Dhabi, The Regent Bangkok, The Regent Doha, The Regent Dubrovnik, The Regent Gurgaon, The Regent Kuala Lumpur, The Regent Maldives, The Regent Palmas del Mar Puerto Rico, and The Regent Phuket Cape Panwa.