Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Starwood’s Wines of the World

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort to welcome the arrival of the new selection to the Starwood’s Wines of the World

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is pleased to celebrate the new collection of Starwood’s Wines of the World. A wine program offering premium wines by the glass from 30 partners in over 250 hotels throughout Asia Pacific. The shortlisted wine partners include Concha Y Toro from Chile, Beringer from USA and Domaine Pascal Jolivet from France. To reveal their refreshed wine list, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort hosted a Social Hour session dedicated to newly listed wine partners at The Lounge on 7 February 2014, from 5 pm – 7 pm with great connections being made, rustic food from Bene and live acoustic entertainment.

As one of the forefronts in bringing innovative epicurean concepts to Bali, Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort once again presented an inspiring affair of fine wines and mouthwatering nibbles with farm-to-table artisanal stations at The Lounge specially prepared by the resort’s talented culinary team of Bene, Italian Kitchen. Joined by the resort’s guests, clienteles, local media friends and socialites, this event was held in conjunction with the brand’s signature program, Social Hour, designed to foster social interaction among guests and aimed to introduce a specially curated menu of Sheraton Select premium wines that are available as a permanent resort offering. These wines rated 90+ by Wine Spectator are amongst the best in their category and such wines served by glass in Bali is not only unique, but compares favorably to the more widely available entry level wines listed in comparable venues.

“Through the Starwood’s Wines of the World program, we have contributed in familiarizing some of the most renowned names in the wine industry to travelers in Bali and empowered the guests to easily savor some of the most highly rated wines in the world during their stay. This event is one of the ways to put our resort’s footmark on culinary map in Bali as one of the leading resorts that continuously strives to enhance the guest experiences with new social interactions and believe Social Hour to be a great program for both business and leisure guests”, said Dario Orsini, General Manager of Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort.

‘Wines of the World’ program offers a great variety from both the New World and the Old World. An intense selection of varietals allows guests to choose from a crisp fresh white to a wonderful full bodied red. Long ago wine was always associated with a meal, today, it is increasingly the drink of choice allowing the wine aficionados to enjoy what they like to drink, whenever they wish, and to compare some of the finest available. Internal research has also been conducted by the Sheraton brand during the Social Hour program pilot period found that 66% of guests would be more inclined to purchase wine while travelling if there was a premium wine program offered.

Social Hour at the Lounge – 5 pm – 7 pm
The Lounge at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort is a spectacular indoor/outdoor gathering place overlooking the Indian Ocean. Guests can sample tasting selections from Sheraton’s premium wine program, refresh their palate with Equil still or sparkling water and nibble on Color Your Plate™ canapés or artisanal cheeses with house-baked breads.

Bene Italian Kitchen
Enjoy spectacular sunsets Italian style on Bene’s rooftop or pool deck alongside Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort’s rooftop infinity pool. This authentic Italian kitchen features both indoor and al fresco dining including a private dining room offering view on both the more than 100 selected wines and oceanic backdrop. Chef Renzelli Rossano’s menu brings the best authentic Italian cuisine to your table right here in Bali. Bene’s relaxed, family-style ambiance lends itself to mingling and lively conversations.

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