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Jakarta Post

International chains set to open 15 hotels in Indonesia

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 14 2012   /  10:07 am

Two international hotel chains are planning to open 15 hotels in Indonesia this year following increased demand from local business and leisure travelers.

Swiss-Belhotel International alone would open eight 3- or 4-star hotels across the archipelago, according to regional public relations and promotions manager Harshanty Kaloko.

“We have recently opened the very first 4-star Swiss-Belhotel in one of the easternmost cities in Indonesia — Merauke, Papua — that is strategically located in the heart of the city, just 10 minutes from Mopah Airport,” she told The Jakarta Post over the telephone.

The company opened another hotel in January: The 3-star Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, on Jan. 12, Harshanty said.

The company would open three more Swiss-Belinn hotels before the end of the year in Pekanbaru, Riau; Makassar, South Sulawesi; ...