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Business potential in hotel industry

  • Burhanuddin Abe

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 29 2010   /  11:29 am

New hotels in Indonesia are mushrooming, especially in Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Bali and other big cities.

Hotels, from five-star to non-star and boutique hotels, can easily be found along the main streets of these cities.Transportation Ministry decree No. 241/H/70 defines a hotel as a commercial entity that provides services in the form of accommodation, food and other facilities, meeting the requirements of comfort. The form, the arrangement, the interior, the decor, the equipment and the facilities of the hotel building, and the accommodation, sanitation, hygiene, aesthetics as well as security and safety generally provide comfort. The rooms provide privacy on top of comfort.The categorization of hotels based on star ratings is officiated in certificates issued by the Director General of Tourism once every three years. They are classified in five group...