“We want to go more exclusive. We want to build a resort that attracts a certain demographic, that is high end, that is very exclusive,” Ivan Casadevall, deputy COO of MNC Land said while showing CNBC the property in Bali.
The Trump Hotels website boasts that its upcoming Bali project will be a tower, which is reportedly causing some concern among locals. In Bali has strict restrictions on height, requiring structures be no taller than the nearest coconut trees.
But, MNC said it’s working very closely with authorities to respect all legislation and requirements. The company denied reports of any tower being built, and Trump Hotels did not respond to a request for clarification.
“We want to make sure people are proud of what we’re building, but at the same we work closely with the team that will help us build this very unique site, preserving some of the local cultural values,” Casadevall said.
The hotel sits adjacent to the well-known and historic Tanah Lot temple and looks out over the Indian Ocean.