Indonesian hotel prepares `Bali Hi' for Reagan's visit
Trucks and bulldozers are making a new beach of white sand for President Reagan to lounge on when he visits the tropical island of Bali this month, the Sinar Harapan, a Jakarta daily newspaper, reported Tuesday. A special driveway is also being built to Mr. Reagan's $600-a-night suite, so that state guests will not have to go through the main lobby, said Eddy Karmawan, operations manager of the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel.
He said the hotel would install bullet-proof glass in the presidential suite, which includes two bedrooms, a lounge, study, dining room, kitchen, and a private swimming pool with direct access to the new beach.
The entire resort village of Nusa Dua will be blocked off during Reagan's visit to the Indonesian island, known for its coral reefs and gentle Hindu culture. Reagan and his entourage are due to arrive in Bali April 29 for a rest stop before the economic summit of seven industrialized nations in Tokyo starting May 4.