Disney, FOX, NBC, Sony, HBO, MNC Indonesia and BBC Worldwide gathered in Bali for the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Pay-TV Operators Summit (APOS), a high-profile conference held at Bali’s newest MICE destination, AYANA Resort and Spa.
APOS13 follows the recent upgrade of AYANA’s MICE facilities, with a Ballroom extension to increase capacity by 80 percent to 900 people and six new break-out rooms including a 150-person high-tech state of the art auditorium, a unique facility on the island of Bali. This upgrade is strategically timed ahead of the launch of ‘RIMBA’, a 297-room resort adjacent to AYANA, within the 77-hectare Karang Mas Estate. Under the same management company, Capella Hotel Group, the resort is branded RIMBA Jimbaran Bali (‘rimba’ is Indonesian for ‘forest’) and is set to open in late 2013 in response to growing demand from MICE and Wedding groups of more than 150 people, which AYANA alone has not had availability to accommodate. RIMBA will support the accommodation requirements for such groups, and will also have its own Ballroom and additional meeting rooms to supplement AYANA’s MICE facilities.