ITT Sheraton Corp has clinched contracts to manage two properties in Bali, Indonesia. The properties are the Nusa Indah Resort and the adjoining Bali International Convention Centre. The contracts further emphasised the group's dominance in Bali as they will make Sheraton the largest operator in Nusa Dua, offering among other facilities, 643 rooms and suites, 10 food and beverage outlets, six tennis courts and 2,700 seats for meetings and conventions. At present, the group manages the neighbouring deluxe Sheraton Lagoon Nusa Dua Beach Resort. ''The two resorts and the convention centre all interconnect, allowing us to offer for the first time in Bali a truly integrated business and leisure entity within one international resort,'' said group vice-president Willy Optekamp. He said the expansion of Sheraton-managed properties in Bali was a further indication of the chain's continued commitment to Indonesia. ''We fully support national development efforts by promoting the growth and quality of service of the country's tourism facilities,'' he said. Boston-based ITT Sheraton Corp, a subsidiary of ITT Corp, is a worldwide network of 432 owned, leased, managed and franchised properties including 297 luxury hotels, resorts and all-suites properties. The Asia-Pacific division includes 43 properties and nearly 15,358 rooms. Elsewhere the chain will invest US$180 million in a hotel project in Estonia, making it the biggest investor in tourism in the tiny Baltic state, according to Estonian Prime Minister Mart Laar. ''It will be a five-star, 300-bed hotel in the capital, Tallinn,'' said Mr Laar, who added that financing for the project was being organised. ''We need more hotels, cafes, restaurants, everything,'' he said. ''We are already moving very fast towards a market economy, but for me this is not enough.'' Last year, 252,000 tourists visited Estonia, a republic of 1.6 million people. The figure was up 25 per cent from the previous year. Foreign visitors were led by Finns, Swedes and Germans. Estonia, one of the three Baltic states, restored its independence in 1991 after five decades of Soviet rule.