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Swiss-Belhotel International Grows Indonesia Portfolio With The Launch Of Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan In East Kalimantan

July 17, 2013 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

Asian hotel management powerhouse Swiss-Belhotel International Hotels and Resorts has extended its dominant position in the booming Indonesian hospitalty market with the launch of Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan. 
Illustrious in Indonesia: Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan is the latest of the company's branches with the fast-growing Asian hotel management company extends its portfolio to more than 120 hotels and resorts across the region. Located in the heart of the city in Jalan Jenderal Sudirman, the four-star property is the 34th hotel operated by Swiss-Belhotel International in Indonesia and further demonstrates the impressive and sustained expansion of Asia’s fastest growing hotel group.

The new hotel launch brings the Hong Kong-based group’s portfolio to more than 120 hotels and resorts ranging from 2-star to 5-star classifications across Asia and the Middle East. Indonesia is its largest market where it has a additional 56 other hotels under development and where it has been voted Indonesia’s Leading Global Hotel Chain at the Indonesian Travel and Tourism Awards for the past three years.

Opening Ceremony: from left to right: Mr. Fadjraa Oemar, Chairman of PT Hasta Kreasi Mandiri, Mr. Matthew Faull, Swiss-Belhotel International Vice President for Information Technology, Mr. Emmanuel Guillard, Swiss-Belhotel International Senior Vice President Operations and Development - Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.

Leading the opening ceremony of Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan was the Chairman of PT Hasta Kreasi Mandiri, Mr. Fadjraa Oemar, and Mr. Emmanuel Guillard Swiss-Belhotel International Senior Vice President for Operations and Development – Indonesia, Malaysia & Vietnam, also accompanied by government officials, travel agents and corporate clients.

Targeting business travellers, Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan is conveniently situated a short distance from Sepinggan International Airport as well as top commercial hubs within the city centre. Likewise, leisure travellers can take advantage of a mall located just beside the hotel, which affords easy access to shopping, dining and entertainment venues.
“Balikpapan is a rapidly growing city with a proud heritage and Swiss-Belhotel International is delighted to open this hotel today,” said Swiss-Belhotel International Chairman and President, Mr. Gavin Faull. “Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan will provide a unique experience to its guests through the passion and professionalism carried by its entire staff and management.”

Press Conference: Swiss-Belhotel International Executives from left to right: Ms. Linie Cortez-Palacio, Senior Vice President for Marketing, Communications and E-commerce, Mr. Matthew Faull, Vice President for Information Technology, Mr. Emmanuel Guillard, Senior Vice President for Operations and Development - Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, Mr. Jonas Illing, Regional Operations Executive. Swiss-Belhotel’s development model focuses on offering international hospitality management services in second and third tier cities across Asia and the Middle East, a strategy which highlights the group’s philosophy to contribute to the local economy in which it operates, offering employment, training and opportunities.

“One of our guiding philosophies is to work in partnership with local economies for mutual benefit. It is this win-win strategy that has been at the cornerstone of our sustainable development as a company and will continue to fuel our growth,” said Mr. Faull.

Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan will feature 230 well-appointed guestrooms and 30 spacious apartments which will be completed by the end of December this year. Each guestroom is equipped with LCD TV with international channels, IDD/NDD telephone, individually controlled air-conditioning, coffee and tea making facilities, mini-bar, personal safety deposit box, and broadband Internet access.

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