Swiss-Belhotel International Announces the Opening of its First Māua Branded Hotel and its 75th Property in Indonesia


Swiss-Belhotel International announced today at the Arabian Travel Market the opening of the world’s first Māua branded hotel – Māua Nusa Penida in Bali, Indonesia. The heritage, environment-friendly brand by Swiss-Belhotel International, that was launched at ATM last year, has been developed to offer an array of unique and inspiring experiences to travellers defined around wellness, peace, and health. With the debut of Māua Nusa Penida, Indonesia is now home to 75 properties under the Swiss-Belhotel International group.

Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International, stated, “We are proud to announce the opening of Māua Nusa Penida in Bali, Indonesia which is the first hotel under the eco-friendly, upscale Māua brand, and our 75th property in Indonesia. It is a fantastic milestone and a great addition to our portfolio of diverse brands and properties. Following the launch of Māua brand last year, we have received tremendous interest from owners with many exciting projects under consideration.”

Giving details about the latest opening, Mr. Faull added, “Surrounded by serenity, Māua Nusa Penida, combines the elements of nature, wellness, and authenticity to provide unique and meaningful ‘manuhiri’ (guest) experiences.  With sustainability as a key focus, it is ideal for those seeking an escape from everyday life looking for healthy rejuvenation in a calm and relaxing ambience. Thoughtfully curated earth-friendly amenities allow guests to have a balanced and healthier lifestyle.”

Inspired by the Maori culture of New Zealand, at the heart of the Māua brand are togetherness and openness, that connects people with nature.

MĀUA Nusa Penida features 25 villas offering the perfect setting for forging a connection with beauty, romance, nature, and island lifestyle. The property highlights natural elements by combining concrete modernist architecture, the original limestone terraces, and Nusa Penida flora in iconic landscaped terraces and gardens that accentuate the natural beauty of the island. The resort offers an elevated stay experience with a great mix of accommodation choices providing the ultimate relaxation. These include spacious One-Bedroom Luxury Villas, One-Bedroom Suite, and Two-Bedroom Suite with living room and wide-open windows that give way to a private pool and magnificent views of Gamat Bay.

There are a whole lot of activities for guests to enjoy at the resort, from cooking classes, yoga, meditation to relaxing at the Spa. On site are Kowhai Restaurant and Aroha Bar that are designed to offer uniquely crafted organic dishes and beverages that are both healthy and tantalising to the taste buds.

Nusa Penida is a small, picturesque island in Bali. Located off the southeast coast of the main island of Bali, next to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan, it is quickly becoming one of Bali’s most popular attractions. This island paradise is a world away from high-paced city life and is just 40 minutes by speed boat from Sanur, Bali where visitors can explore the stunning vast highlands and roam around the spectacular beaches decorating the edges of the island. Beyond the hills and beaches, is the fantastic marine life breeding in the pristine seas encircling the island.

There are many other gems to unveil in and around Nusa Penida, such as Crystal Bay, Diamond Beach, Broken Beach, and Kelingking Beach, with the latter selected as the ‘Most Instagrammable Beach’ in 2021. The Teletubbies Hill, a vast open green hill, situated about 11 kilometers to the southeast of Kelingking Beach, is another must-visit spot.

Nusa Penida is also known for its coral reefs around the island which house some of the most unique sea creatures in the whole world, providing a special experience for divers and snorkelers.

Photo Caption:  Mr. Gavin M. Faull, Chairman and President of Swiss-Belhotel International; Mr. Laurent A. Voivenel, SVP – Operations & Development, EMEA & India; SVP– Group Human Resources & Talent Development, Swiss-Belhotel International; Mr. Matthew M. Faull, Executive Director, SVP IT, eCommerce & Distribution, Swiss-Belhotel International; with other team members.

Visitors to ATM Dubai can find Swiss-Belhotel International on stand: HC0930 in the Sheikh Saeed Hall 1 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.