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Baillie Lodges to Operate Longitude 131°

October 28, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia is pleased to announce that from 1 November 2013 Longitude 131° will be operated by Baillie Lodges.

239453The agreement will allow the iconic property to take its place with Baillie Lodges’ other luxury properties Southern Ocean Lodge, Capella Lodge – both of which are part of the Luxury Lodges of Australia.

“We are delighted that we have reached an agreement with James and Hayley Baillie over the operation of Longitude 131° and look forward to seeing the property grow and improve under their direction,” said Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia’s Managing Director Koos Klein.

“The Baillie’s have made a commitment to Indigenous employment in partnership with Voyages and we look forward to working with them to extend further training and development opportunities to our Indigenous staff, and this commitment extends to all of their properties,” said Koos.

“We are excited and honored to be able to steer Longitude 131° into its second decade,” said James Baillie. 239456

Future plans include:

  • Refurbishment and expansion of the luxury “tents” to include new interiors inspired  by Indigenous heritage.
  • Outdoor lounging and fireplaces that will be the perfect place for a starry sky night cap.
  • A new dune top retreat with infinity pool, lounging and dining deck for sundowners and under the star dinners with views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta.
  • An expanded experiences program designed for longer stay guests that wish to immerse in more of the wild landscapes and cultural attractions on Central Australia.
  • The addition of new premium “canopy” suites that will include expansive indoor/outdoor lounging, fireplace and a stunning edgeless pool fronting Uluru.

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