The Jakarta Post
State-run airport operator PT Angkasa Pura (AP) I will build two budget hotels at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya and Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar this year.
With an investment of Rp 50 billion (US$5.8 million), the hotels will be operated by Accor, the largest hotel operator in Asia and the Pacific, under the Formule 1 brand. AP I president director Tommy Soetomo said Thursday the project was part of the firm’s five-year expansion plan to provide 1,000 hotel rooms in six airports it operated.
“We handled 49 million passengers in 2010 and expect to maintain double-digit growth in the future, so there is the need for hotels as a main airport facility, similar to world-class airports,” he said after signing a memorandum of understanding with Gerard Guillouet, the vice president of Accor Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. As a hub to desti...