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Surabaya hotels beef up security following bomb attacks 

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, May 15, 2018  /  06:52 pm
Surabaya hotels beef up security following bomb attacksĀ 

An antiterror policeman stands guard at a blast site following a suicide bombing outside a church in Surabaya on May 13. A wave of blasts struck outside churches in Indonesia, the latest assault on a religious minority in the world's biggest Muslim-majority country. (AFP/Juni Kriswanto)

Surabaya hotels have beefed up security to ensure guests’ safety following bombings that took place on Sunday and Monday. 

Archipelago International Hotels regional marketing and communications manager Dina Yudhari told KompasTravel on Monday, “Our guests and employees are safe. Guest and employee safety and security remain our main priority.”

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Dina also mentioned that the hotel had been consistently applying threat mitigation steps, security system audits and standard operating procedures, not only in Surabaya but in all Archipelago International hotels. 

“Following the bombings, we have reminded our hotels to increase security to ensure guest and employee safety. We are also monitoring the situation,” she said.

Agus Triyono, general manager of Hotel Santika Gubeng, also said security had been increased in his hotel, “We have increased security measures and are constantly communicating with the police.” (asw)