Batam View Beach Resort, a spa resort nestled on a private beach in Nongsa, Batam, is undergoing a major renovation in preparation for the return of international travellers post-pandemic.
The resort’s revamp comes as Riau Islands (Nongsa and Lagoi), together with its neighbouring Bintan Island, is being prepared by Indonesian authorities for the opening of its first travel bubble with Singapore.
Refurbishment of the resort’s 212 rooms and villas as part of the first phase of renovation which begun in 2019 has been completed, the resort’s general manager, Anddy Fong, said during a presentation at The Great ASEAN Travel Fest 2021 organised by TTG Asia.
Apart from the upgraded rooms, Anddy said the 4ha resort had also renewed the concept of its on-site Kelong Seafood Sunset Bistro, boasting live seafood with a 200-guest capacity and poolside dining area suitable for hosting outdoor events.
The second phase, set to commence sometime in mid-May, will include renovating the exterior of the building and expanding the meeting facilities to accommodate up to 300 guests. It will also entail the construction of a new Spa Village, which will house 11 private treatment rooms, salon and a new gym facility to replace the old one.
Anddy said the whole “substantial investment” project was targeted to finalise by the end of the year and will be ready then to welcome post-pandemic guests afresh.