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Marriott begins massive expansion in Indonesia

  • Riza Roidila Mufti

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 6, 2019   /  04:59 pm
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Taman Sari Bar & Grill at Marriott Yogyakarta Hotel.(Marriott International/-)

United States-based hotel chain Marriott International is undertaking a massive expansion in Indonesia to tap into the rapid growth in the country’s tourist sector. Marriott, which operates a number of hotel brands including JW Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, The Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton and Four Points, is currently building 33 new properties across the country including in newly developed tourist destinations, Marriott International’s chief operating officer Asia Pacific Rajeev Menon said in Jakarta on Monday. Some of the new hotels currently under construction were located in Bali, Surabaya, Belitung, Batam and Jakarta. “Indonesia is one of our key strategic markets and by the end of this year we are targeting to have 53 hotels operating in Indonesia,” Menon said. In terms of hotel numbers, Menon said Indonesia was currently the third-biggest in the As...