Schapelle CorbyThe Mantra Group today announced that the Sentosa Seminyak villlas – where notorious Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby stayed after her release from a Balinese prison last week – will carry its Peppers brand from March. Maybe it’s not the kind of image they were looking for, but there could be benefits.

The media have really played up the luxury of Corby’s post-prison accommodation while one TripAdvisor review headline read: “If it’s good enough for Schapelle Corby it’s good enough for me”.

Another reviewer wrote: “Shame I never bumped into the famous Aussie in the bar or restaurant but saw plenty of security keeping us mortals away from her villa.

“Just wish channel 7 would pay for me to stay there indefinitely but regrettably I am not a human interest story.

“Would definitely recommend.”

Corby has moved on after Indonesian officials insisted she stay at the address she nominated on her parole – her brother-in-law’s house in nearby Kuta.

Meanwhile, Mantra Group CEO, Bob East said: “We are very proud to have a resort the quality of Sentosa Seminyak carry the Peppers name.

“To see the brand evolve from a group of small boutique retreats nearly 30 years ago to then include larger scale resorts in Australia and New Zealand, and now move into Asia is a historic occasion.”

Peppers Sentosa Seminyak features 49 three, four and five bedroom luxury villas.

Peppers Sentosa Seminyak is the second property for Mantra in Indonesia after the Mantra Nusa Dua which opened late 2012.

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