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Page 14 • MICEBTN - August-September 2018 BALI, INDONESIA BALI, INDONESIA Sense Sunset Seminyak targets MICE with facilities and location BALI ranks on the world’s ‘top 5’ most popular destinations on Tri- pAdvisor, but it’s not just a holiday destination, the island also has a thriving business meetings industry. One of its business hotels is Sense Sunset Seminyak, which of- fers a variety of spaces to suit up to 290 delegates in three sepa- rate, flexible and modern meeting rooms. With a traditional style, the rooms can be configured for busi- ness meetings (or, of course, networking and social events). They offer state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, a projector and portable screen, free wifi, video conferencing, an audiovisual control room, lighting, a sound system with microphones. Notepads, pens, candies and mineral water, flip chart , white board and markers, reception desks with flower arrangements, podium and flagpoles and an adjustable stage also are standard at the property, which is located on Sunset Road, Seminyak. On the web: www.sensesunsetseminyak.com Hot air balloons now give new perspective on Ubud THERE’s something about hot air balloons that appeals to most people: As they rise smoothly from the earth, so do the spirits of those on board. And once the burners go quiet, there’s an aura of calm as guests stand safely in the traditional wicker bas- ket and gaze down at the panorama below. Now that panorama can be Ubud, Bali. The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud www.chediclububud.com is offering an- other soft adventure in Bali, a 23-metre bal- loon tethered in the resort’s rice paddies and available for rides three times a day. Tethered balloons are a popular alter- native to safari-style touring, delivering the enjoyment of a hot air balloon ride but without depending on wind currents for their flight path. “A balloon ride is exactly the way to see Ubud from the air,” said Deasy Swandarini, gm of the Chedi Club Ubud. Each flight climbs 50 metres above the resort’s rice fields, and floats at the end of a tether while passengers drink in views of Mt Agung in the near distance, expansive rice fields below, the forests of Ubud and the 5-hectare estate of Hendra Hadiprana (now the Chedi Club). “You might capture the same imag- es with a drone, but seeing it with your own eye is something else entirely,” said Swandarini. And if they wish, clients can choose the dawn departure – excellent timing for those at a conference or with a packed business schedule. This flight includes breakfast while the late afternoon/early evening departure serves afternoon tea. The last flight of the day features dinner for two. The Chedi Club is a brand of General Ho- tel Management and other current Chedi Club properties are in Oman and Switzer- land. More are under development in India, UAE, Montenegro and several locations in both the PRC and Taiwan. GHM is also a joint venture partner in the Ahn Luh ‘old world China’ hospitality portfolio.