Thursday, June 12, 2014

THE STORY........


Bapak Ketut Subina

Bali’s premier private sporting facility moving forward.

It was announced last month that Simone and Tony Smith had become major shareholders of Canggu Club with their business partner Ketut Subina. The Smiths have been regular visitors at the Club since they first holidayed in Bali and then after becoming residents here. They built and managed ‘Semara Resort & Spa’ in Seminyak and opened and continue to manage ‘Semara Luxury Villas’ in Uluwatu. Tony is also an avid sportsman and played for the Sydney Swans in the AFL. They are bringing a lot of business and sports knowledge with them to Canggu Club and have big plans to make the club into a world class facility.


FRV Travel spoke with Canggu Club PR, Marketing and Events Director Mary Justice Thomasson-Croll about the new owner’s involvement at the club and what the future might hold with the new directors holding the reins.

Tony Smith has been involved in developments and resorts so far in Bali, what piqued his fancy taking over the Canggu Club? MJ: He and his family are from Australia and have been enjoying the club daily for almost the past four years so when he found out there was an opportunity to get involved he jumped at it.

It’s been well quoted that he wants to make changes at the Club. What are those changes going to be?
Tony’s vision is to have even more and better sports and recreational facilities, plus an accommodation component aimed at attracting tourists who would like to be able to utilize the amazing facilities once they are completed.

Do you think Bali is well suited for this kind of private club? What kind of clientele will you be looking for?
We aim to attract the same clientele but with the changes we expect more international and local members to want to be a part of the club.

I have noticed that it’s now more secure when entering the club premises. Passage ways have been blocked and now every person has to swipe their member’s card. What is happening there?
In order to use the facilities guests need to show their membership card or if attending a “non-member” activities we hold from time to time. Daily memberships are now available so the club is open to everyone who is interested to join. Daily membership passes have just been introduced at the club allowing visitors from around the world and locally to enjoy the club’s facilities. This allows guests a chance to experience first hand the club’s amazing facilities and thus gauge their interest in becoming a member. As always, membership cards must be produced upon entry to the club.

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