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Jakarta Post

Airport operator to build two hotels

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, June 24 2011   /  08:00 am

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...